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Maldives Records Over 18,000 Tourist Arrivals within the First Week of 2021

Couple enjoying excursion in the Maldives
According to the Tourism Ministry of Maldives, the island nation recorded over 18,000 tourist arrivals within the first week of 2021.

The Maldives has recorded over 18,000 tourist arrivals within the first week of 2021. According to statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, the tropical holiday destination recorded approximately 18,086 tourist arrivals from 1st January 2021 to 6th January 2021.

During this period, the island nation saw a daily average of 3,014 tourist arrivals. Furthermore, holidaymakers are spending an average of 10 nights in the Maldives. The figures from the Ministry of Tourism reveals Russia as the leading tourist source market during the period.

A total of 5,331 tourists arrived from Russia during the period, accounting for a 29.5% share. Meanwhile, neighbouring India came in at 2nd place with 1,816 tourist arrivals. In 2020, the Maldives witnessed a total of 62,905 tourist arrivals from India. India plays a pivotal role in the Maldives’ tourism industry for its road to recovery.

Maldives arrivals in the first week of 2021
Bollywood actress Kiara Advani ringing the new year in the Maldives
Image: @kiaraaliaadvani via Instagram

Several Indian celebrates have also ringed their new year in the Maldives. Ananya Panday, Kiara Advani, and Siddharth Malhotra welcomed 2021 in the sunny side of life. In 2020, a staggering number of Indian celebrities have chosen the Maldives as their vacation home as well.

Followed by India, Maldives recorded 1,779 tourists arrivals from Ukraine during the first week of 2021. The remaining top tourist source markets include; Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Romania, Germany, France, the United States, and Uzbekistan.

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The arrival figure is, however, a drop by 42.9% compared to the first 6 days in January 2020. Furthermore, the island archipelago witnessed 555,399 tourist arrivals in 2020. Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr Abdulla Mausoom revealed 2021 looks hopeful as the country witnesses over 3000 daily tourist arrivals.

Currently, 26 airlines are operating flights to the Maldives. Major airlines including Emirates and Qatar Airways recommenced their operations to the Maldives within days of border reopening.

Feature image by Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

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Celebrate Easter at Bandos Maldives: Fun for All Ages!

Bandos Maldives announces its Easter Eggstravaganza.

Are you ready for an exciting Easter at Bandos Maldives on March 30th? This Easter, Bandos Maldives is set to bring unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages. The resort will feature an array of exciting activities to bring joy to the holiday festivities!

Eggstaravagant Activities at Bandos this Easter

Step into Kokko Club Playground for a world of fun at the Mini Carnival. Enjoy to your heart’s content and test your luck and skill at the Blackout Bingo Bonanza. Dab your way to your victory, and test out just how good your skills are!

Additionally, Bandos Maldives also brings a little something for those with a creative spirit. The Easter Art painting sessions are the perfect way for artists to paint their way into the spring season. For adventure seekers, Bandos is bringing a thrilling Bunny Trail Adventure. Join the epic Bunny Hint challenge and locate all the hidden bunnies lurking around the Kokko club.

These extraordinary experiences are perfect for families looking for an exciting Easter at Bandos. Not only is the resort the perfect place to make memories to last a lifetime, but Bandos is also easily accessible to guests who have not made Easter plans yet. Located just a few minutes away from the Airport, Bandos provides the perfect island hospitality to its guests. Pack your bags, get Easter ready and hop on to an adventure at Kokko Club!

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