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Maldives Records Over 400,000 Tourist Arrivals in 2021

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru dining
According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives recorded over 400,000 tourist arrivals by 4th May 2021.

The Maldives surpassed 400,000 tourist arrivals by 4th May 2021. According to the statistics from the Maldives’ ministry of tourism, the island archipelago recorded 401,361 tourist arrivals by 4th May.

While the island nation surpassed 400,000 tourist arrivals, Russia has overtaken India and became the Maldives’ leading tourist source market of 2021 in terms of arrivals. Since the tropical holiday destination reopened in borders in 2020, Russia played a key role in the Maldives’ road to recovery.

According to the latest statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, Russia is the no.1 market with a market share of 22.5% as of 4th May 2021. Arrivals from India has gradually decreased due to the COIVD-19 crisis in the country. Likewise, the Maldives has temporarily banned Indian tourists from holidaying on inhabited islands (they can still vacation at resorts and liveaboards).

From 1st January 2021 to 4th May 2021, an average of 3,237 tourists arrived in the Maldives per day. Likewise, compared to this period last year, arrivals have increased by 4.9%. However, compared to the same period of 2019 (before the pandemic), this is a decrease of 39.5%.

Also read: 99% of Resort Employees in the Maldives Received the First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

A total of 722 tourist accommodation facilities are operational in the Maldives, as of 4th May 2021. This includes; 154 resorts, 421 guesthouses, 137 safari vessels, and 10 hotels.

The Maldives aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. At the current rate, the island nation is on track to achieve this goal. World Bank projects that Maldives’ GDP will grow by 17.1% this year, thanks to tourism.

However, despite the positive outlook, World Bank projects Maldives’ recovery from the pandemic depends on the uncertain recovery of global tourism and aviation industries. As the industry suffered immeasurable losses in 2020, tourism and aviation aren’t predicted to recover to the pre-pandemic levels until at least 2023 (or beyond).

Feature image by Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
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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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