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Maldives Records Over 37,000 Tourist Arrivals Within the First 2 Weeks of 2021

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Maldives witnessed a total of 37,926 tourist arrivals within the first 2 weeks of 2021 with a daily average of 2,917 arrivals.

The Maldives recorded over 37,000 tourist arrivals within the first 2 weeks of 2021. According to the statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the holiday destination witnessed a total of 37,926 tourist arrivals from 1st January to 13th January 2021.

The statistics reveal that tourists are spending an average of 9.7 nights in the Island nation. Furthermore, Maldives witnessed a daily average of 2,917 tourist arrivals within the first 2 weeks of 2021.

Russia retains its position as the leading tourist source market during the period. A total of 100,02 tourists arrived from Russia during the period. Followed by, neighbouring India ranks as the 2nd among the top tourist source markets. 5,727 tourists arrived in the island archipelago from India during the first 2 weeks of 2021.

3,472 tourists visited the Maldives from Ukraine. Meanwhile, a total of 2,034 tourists arrived from Kazakhstan. Romania ranks in the 5th place with 1,534 tourist arrivals. Likewise, 1,495, 1,418, and 1,365 tourists arrived from the United Kingdom, France and Germany, respectively. UK has started vaccination for COVID-19, with over 3 million people now vaccinated.

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives – Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

The United States ranked in the 9th place among the top 10 markets with 859 arrivals. And in the 10th place, 717 tourists arrived from Switzerland.

While the Maldives is regaining its visitors, the tourist arrivals during this period is still a 47.5% decrease compared to 2020. In 2020, the island nation welcomed 555,399 tourist arrivals. Hence, the country reached its target for 2020. 172,552 of these tourists arrived after the country reopened its borders on 15th July 2020.

For 2021, the tourism ministry of Maldives forecasts 1.5 million tourist arrivals. The Maldives is currently the preferred choice for many travellers to spend their holidays as resorts in the island nation offer natural isolation and thanks to the country’s rigorous COVID-19 preventive measures.

Feature image by Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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