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Maldives Welcomes 100,000th Tourist Since Border Reopening

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Maldives has welcomed the 100,000th tourist since the country reopened its borders on 15th July 2020 after almost 4 months.

Maldives has welcomed the 100,000th tourist since the country reopened its borders on 15th July 2020. The country closed its borders on 27th March 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Initially, the island nation targetted to reach 2 million tourist arrivals by the end of 2020. But, the forecasts were changed due to the pandemic. Newly-revised figures from the Ministry of Tourism indicates the country aims to reach 525,000 tourists by 19th December 2020. Likewise, Maldives targets 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2021.

Surpassing the milestone of 100,000 tourists in advance of the projections is really encouraging. This achievement is the outcome of a unified#MaldivesApproach to a global challenge.

Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom.

According to a joint press release by Maldives Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, the Maldives Airports Company, and Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation, the 100,000th tourist, Ms. Jasmin Burki, arrived from Switzerland via Emirates yesterday, 12th December 2020.

Additionally, the 100,000th tourist, Jasmin took a photo by the Official Jetty with the special ‘Instagram Frame’ (which highlights the Maldives is the World’s Leading Destination of 2020). Likewise, she received special gifts from MACL, MMPRC and the Ministry of Tourism as well.

Tourist arrivals have started steadily growing since the Maldives reopened its borders. Thanks to the Maldives’ safety guidelines and the unique one-island-one-resort concept, travellers can safely spend their holiday in the tropical haven. Several celebrities have also taken the internet by storm with their stunning pictures from holidaying in the Maldives.

Also read: Hotels and Guesthouses in Greater Malé Region to Reopen from 14th December 2020

Local guesthouses have also reopened its doors on 15th November 2020. Moreover, guesthouses in the Greater Male’ Region is set to reopen tomorrow, 14th December 2020. Over 15 airlines are also currently operating flights to the Maldives. Furthermore, the Maldives expects to reach its peak arrival figures during 2021.

Feature image by the Maldives Airports Company (MACL) via Twitter
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Sun Siyam Iru Veli Earns Double Honours: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024

Sun Siyam Iru Veli has proudly announced that TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024 recognized the resort twice. TripAdvisor noted the resort as one of the Top 25 Best of the Best Hotels Luxury Asia. Additionally, TripAdvisor featured Sun Siyam Iru Veli as number 2 under the Best All-Inclusive Hotels in the World. This dual honour is a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection.

With immense joy, we celebrate the honor of not one, but two remarkable achievements in TripAdvisor’s prestigious Top 25 Best of the Best awards this year. These accolades stand as a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence, a journey marked by continuous enhancement of our offerings and the delivery of unparalleled service stands by our wonderful island team members. Our heatfelt gratitude extends to our cherished guests as well whose unwavering support and invaluable feedback serves as the guiding light propelling us towards even greater horizons of distinction, said Masdhooq Saeed – General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli.

Nestled in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a charming private retreat. At this beautiful Maldives resort guests can immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury and serenity. This recognition from TripAdvisor is a testament to the resort’s dedication to excellence, ensuring that every guest enjoys a perfect escape in our tropical paradise.

About Sun Siyam Iru Veli

At Sun Siyam Iru Veli, guests are invited to experience laid-back luxury in an authentic Maldivian setting. The resort features stunning overwater and beach villas with private pools, world-class dining, and a range of activities. Whether guests seek adventure or serenity, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable getaway.

The all-inclusive offering is impressive. Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a dine-around plan that gives you the chance to feast at a la carte restaurants. You can explore the likes of the Mediterranean Roma eatery or the open-kitchen-style Grouper Grill. Catering to every type of traveller, you can choose between spa credit or three scuba dives a week as part of the package. On top of that, guests can also enjoy three spectacular excursions, a windsurfing lesson and jet-ski credit. Plus, each and every suite has its own private pool, so you can start the day with a blissful dip. 

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