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Top 10 Tourist Markets Since Border Reopening—As of 14th October 2020

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26,720 tourist arrivals has been recorded since border reopening with and Russia, UAE & USA as the top tourist markets.

Until 14th October, the Maldives has recorded 26,720 tourist arrivals since the border reopening. According to statistics by the ministry of tourism, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are the leading tourist source markets as of 14th October 2020. Meanwhile, the United States remained as the third-leading source market.

According to the ministry of tourism, from 1st to 3rd October, the Maldives recorded 1,817 tourist arrivals. From 4th to 10th October, the country has recorded 3,867 tourist arrivals. Meanwhile, from 11th to 14th October, the Maldives recorded 2,169 tourist arrivals with a daily average of 542 tourists.

As for the best performing tourist markets, Russia lead with 4,817 tourist arrivals with a market share of 18%. The United Arab Emirates came in at 2nd place with 3,218 tourist arrivals; a market share of 12%. Followed by, the USA ranked in 3rd place with a share of 9.1% and 2,431 tourist arrivals. The United Kingdom was ranked the 4th place with 2,053 tourist arrivals. In addition to that, 1,366 1,217 and 991 tourist arrivals were recorded from Spain, Germany, and France ranking at 5th, 6th, and 7th top markets, respectively. Brazil, Ukraine, and Egypt were also among the top 10 tourist markets.

The ministry of tourism has also revealed that the Maldives has seen an increase in the resumption of international flights. Furthermore, with the resumption of guesthouses, tourist arrivals will increase as well. Ministry granted permission for 15 guesthouses to reopen in 6 islands, in 4 atolls. Likewise, wearing a mask is also mandatory at all times for tourists and locals in tourist guest house islands.

Also read: Guesthouses in Maldives Reopens – First Guests Arrive in Maafushi

The ministry of tourism says that the objective is to keep the tourism industry stable once again. Thus, the ministry hopes to make the island archipelago a safe destination for travelers while keeping the momentum going.

Feature image by Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
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Indulge in Delightful Easter Flavors at Kuda Villingili Maldives

Kuda Villingili welcomes travellers to join in for a special Easter celebration of joy, hope and new beginnings at the resort!

With this year’s theme of ‘Rekindling Roots’, Kuda Villingili Maldives invites guests to strengthen family ties and embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Festive Activities

The festivities will commence on Mach 27th with a special Easter soiree at the Raalhu Bar. Here, guests are welcome to enjoy tailored cocktails and canapes, while enjoying the beautiful sunset. From here on, guests will go on a ‘Spice Journey’, where a four-course set menu will take your breath away. Showcasing unique spices and flavours with live music will create the perfect tone for an unforgettable Easter celebration.

On the 28th of March, guests are welcome to indulge in Maldivian and International buffet Dinner at the Restaurant. And on March 29th, delectable flavours and traditional dishes wait on a journey to the East. On March 30th, experience a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian vibrancy with a tantalizing dinner at Mar-Umi.

On March 31st, the Easter Gala Dinner will take place at The Restaurant. The feast features gourmet delights and signature cocktails. The celebrations continue into the next day with a Surf & Turf BBQ dinner, with live music. Wine lovers are welcome to join the Wine Library Dinner on April 2nd and enjoy an exclusive selection of wines served in the cosy atmosphere of the library.

In addition to these culinary delights, Kuda Villingili also offers an array of activities. Guests can enjoy everything from nurturing and well-being at the spa to exciting sports. Kids are also welcome to enjoy experiences designed to create cherished memories this Easter at the Kuda Fiyo Kids’ Club.

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