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Maldives Records Over 450,000 Tourist Arrivals in 2021

Maldives tourist arrivals 2021
The Maldives witnessed over 450,000 tourist arrivals in 2021 by welcoming 451,393 tourists between 1st January 2021 and 29th May 2021.

The Maldives has recorded over 450,000 tourist arrivals in 2021. According to the statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island nation witnessed 451,393 tourist arrivals between 1st January 2021 and 29th May 2021.

According to the figures, tourist arrivals have increased by 17.9% compared to the same period last year. Although the borders of the Maldives were closed from March 2020 to July 2020.

Despite recording 450,000 tourist arrivals in 2021, compared to the previous months, tourist arrivals to the Maldives have dropped in May 2021. The decrease of arrivals from India and the South Asian market due to the COVID-19 crisis is mainly responsible for this decline.

From 1st January 2021 to 29th May 2021, tourists spent an average of 9 days in the Maldives. Furthermore, the Maldives witnessed an average of 3,029 visitors during this period. And as of 29th May, Russia is the leading tourist source market to the Maldives.

With rigorous COVID-19 measures and a geographical advantage, the Maldives is one of the safest holiday destinations in the world. Crowned as the World’s Leading Destination in 2020, the island nation revolutionized how people can vacation in the new normal.

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The tropical holiday destination aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. With 450,000 arrivals reached by yesterday, the country has already completed over 30% of its visitor target.

To attract more visitors, the Maldives announced plans to vaccinate tourists with the ‘visit, vaccinate, vacation’ initiative. Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom stated that this initiative will begin once all the residents of the island nation get fully vaccinated. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 65% of resort workers in the Maldives are fully vaccinated.

The ministry in partnership with stakeholders launched a campaign to share a positive message about the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector. Furthermore, the I’m Vaccinated Campaign promotes the initiatives undertaken to guarantee the Maldives retains its status as one of the safest destinations in the world for travellers.

Feature image by Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
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Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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