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Maldives Records Over 57,000 Tourist Arrivals within First 20 Days of 2021

Maldives Arrivals First 20 days 2021
The Maldives has recorded approximately 57,599 tourist arrivals within the first 20 days of 2021 with a daily average of 2,880 arrivals.

The Maldives has recorded over 57,000 tourist arrivals within the first 20 days of this year, 2021. According to statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the tropical holiday destination witnessed approximately 57,599 tourist arrivals within the first 20 days of 2021.

The figures indicate, a daily average of 2,880 tourists arrived in the island nation during this period. Furthermore, tourists are spending an average of 9.5 nights in the Maldives. While the country is regaining its numbers, the numbers are still a decrease of 48.7% compared to the first 20 days of 2020.

Russia is still retaining its position as the biggest tourist source market. According to the figures, Maldives recorded 13,880 tourist arrivals from Russia during the first 20 days of 2021. Meanwhile, 10,623 tourists arrived from neighbouring India.

Russians celebrated the Russian Christmas and Russian New Year in the Maldives this January 2021. Meanwhile, several Indian celebrities have taken over social media by storm with their stunning holiday pictures from the Maldives. Notable Indian celebrities that vacationed in the Maldives this month include; Yash, Sara Ali Khan, Raiza Wilson, Nikita Sharma and Lakshmi Manchu.

Also read: 21 Hottest Pictures of Celebs that Visited Maldives in 2020

Ranking in the 3rd position, 5,020 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Ukraine. 3,023, 2,252, 2,242 tourist arrivals were recorded from Kazakhstan, France and Romania, respectively. The island nation witnessed 2,070 arrivals from Germany, ranking the country in 8th place among the top source markets.

1,900 tourists arrived from the United Kingdom, while 1,312 tourists arrived from the United States during the first 20 days of 2021. Switzerland ranks in 10th position with 1,072 arrivals during the period. The UK tightened its borders earlier this month, forcing all arrivals to the country to present a negative PCR test and quarantine.

Maldives aims to welcome 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2021. The holiday destination achieved tremendous accomplishments in 2020, reaching the goal of welcoming over 500,000 arrivals by concluding the year with 555,399 tourist arrivals. Maldives claimed the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ at the World Travel Award 2020 as well.

Feature image by Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort

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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.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

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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