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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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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

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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