Maldives has recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals on a single day since border reopening with over 4500 arrivals. Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom tweeted that the holiday destination recorded 4567 tourist arrivals on 19th December 2020.
This is the highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in a single day since the Maldives reopened its borders. Last Thursday, on 17th December 2020 the Maldives has also marked the milestone of 500,000 tourist arrivals to the nation in 2020. The island archipelago has also welcomed over 100,000 tourists since the border reopening.
In his tweet, Minister Mausoom thanked everyone for their contributions towards the Maldives’ tourism industry.
The Maldives estimates to reach its peak tourist arrival rates in 2021. Likewise, the island nation predicts over 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2021.
As the country reopened its borders tourist arrivals slowly started picking up. Meanwhile, airlines have also gradually recommenced their operations to the holiday destination as well. Currently, about 20 airlines operate flights to the Maldives from around the globe.
Most recently, the flag carrier of France, Air France recommenced operations to the Maldives yesterday, 20th December 2020. According to a tweet by the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), the flight arrived yesterday with 268 passengers.
Major airlines started its operations to the Maldives within a few days after the borders reopened. And since, many airlines have increased its flight frequency to the holiday destination. One of the biggest airlines in the world, Emirates increased its flight frequency to the Maldives, now operating 4 daily flights.
Tourist arrivals have further increased colliding with the holiday season as well. Meanwhile, several celebrities have also chosen the Maldives as their holiday home this year. Particularly, Indian celebrities have flocked to the Maldives with the holiday season.
Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives