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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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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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