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Over 223 Tourist Facilities Operational in the Maldives

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223 tourist establishments have reopened in the Maldives while more than 24,000 tourist beds are now operational.

Since the border reopening on 15th July 2020, the Maldives tourism industry has begun to flourish at a steady pace once again. According to the Ministry of Tourism, as of 6th October 2020, 223 tourist establishments have reopened while more than 24,000 tourist beds are now operational.

According to the statistics from the Ministry, a total of 22,007 tourists have arrived in the Maldives since border reopening (as of 5th October 2020). Furthermore, as of 5th October, Russia is the highest-performing market, in terms of tourist arrivals to the Maldives with a market share of 16.3% and 3,598 arrivals. On the other hand, the United Arab Emirates ranks as the second-best performing market with 2,967 arrivals and a market share of 13.5%. Followed by, the United Kingdom ranks as the 4th highest performing market in terms of tourist arrivals.

The Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals on a single day since the border reopening on 2nd October 2020 with 1,011 arrivals. Furthermore, a number of international flights are resuming operations to the island archipelago. Likewise, the Maldives has established an air bubble between India, permitting movement of Indian tourists, businessmen, work-permit holders to the sunny side of life.

Travelers need to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, as made mandatory from 10 September 2020. In addition to that, on 15th September 2020, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) granted the Maldives the Safe Travels Stamp. Meanwhile, on 3rd September 2020, Velana International Airport (VIA) received ‘Airport Health Accreditation’ by Airports Council International (ACI). VIA became the second airport in the Asia Pacific region to receive the accreditation.

Also read: The Maldives Tops Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

Guesthouse tourism will restart on 15th October 2020. According to the Ministry of Tourism, a guideline is being formulated to administer the opening of guesthouses. This will require all tourists departing from guesthouses in local islands to undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to their departure.

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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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