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Maldives Records Over 4,700 Tourist Arrivals in a Single Day

Maldives 4,700 arrivals
The Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single-day this year on 12th February 2021 with over 4,700 arrivals.

The Maldives recorded 4,700 tourist arrivals yesterday, 12th February 2021. This is the highest number of arrivals the tropical holiday destination witnessed in 2021.

With the 4,700 tourist arrivals in a single-day, tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom tweeted thanking everyone for their contributions towards the Maldives’ tourism recovery. Likewise, with the nationwide vaccination in progress minister said tourism outlook is very promising.

Earlier this month, Minister Mausoom also revealed that the Maldives will become one of the first nations to start ‘Vaccine Tourism’. Meanwhile, frontline employees in the tourism and aviation industry have started receiving their vaccine. The Maldives vaccinated a total of 27,367 people as of 12th February 2021.

Also read: 15 Exciting Maldives Resort Openings in 2021

Looking at the latest statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island archipelago has recorded 121,692 tourist arrivals by 10th February 2021. Meanwhile, Russia continues to retain its position as the leading tourist source market. 28 airlines are currently operating flights between the Maldives. As of 10th February 2021, Emirates carried the highest number of passengers to the Maldives.

In addition to that, Maldives is seeing an optimistic recovery from Central/Eastern European, the South Asia region and some markets from the Middle East. This year, tourist arrivals from Uzbekistan grew by a whopping 493.3%. Meanwhile, arrivals from Kazakhstan grew by 208%.

Arrivals from Russia, which is currently the leading tourist source market, grew by 74.6% this year. The Maldives has also witnessed growth from other markets including; Ukraine, Romania, Brazil and even the neighbouring India.

Also read: 11 Celebrities that Visited Maldives in January 2021

Despite the optimistic recovery from these markets the Maldives is yet to regain visitors from the holiday destination’s biggest source market over the years; China. However, with the COVID-19 vaccination drive and more initiatives, the Maldives’ tourism industry is steadily recovering. And the island nation aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021.

Feature image by LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

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On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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