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Top 10 Tourist Markets Since Border Reopening—As of 26th November 2020

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The leading tourist source markets to the Maldives (as of 26th November 2020) since the country reopened its borders.

The Maldives has recorded 27,182 tourist arrivals from 1st November to 25th November 2020. Hence, November’s figures have already surpassed the previous month’s 21,515 tourist arrivals.

Tourist source markets ranking remains unchanged since 19th November 2020. India is continuing its strong performance with more visitors coming in. Meanwhile, Russia retains the position as the leading tourist source market.

Indian celebrities have made big headlines this month with their stunning vacation pictures from the Maldives. Likewise, other celebs from around the globe have also revealed some fabulous shots from the Maldives holiday.

These are the top 10 tourist source markets (since border reopening) as of 26th November 2020.

1. Russia

Since the Maldives reopened its borders, Russia has maintained the position as the leading tourist source market to the nation. By 26th November 2020, Maldives has recorded 14,855 tourist arrivals from Russia. This is a market share of 22%.

Russia’s Azur Air resumed direct flights to the Maldives on yesterday, 28th November 2020 as well. According to a tweet by the Velena International Airport, the first flight brought over 500 passengers to the Maldives.

2. India

In the second place, 7,652 tourists arrived in the Maldives from India by 26th November 2020. India’s strong performance is due to the ‘Air Bubble’ initiative between the two countries. And also the close distance between Maldives and India.

Also read: Indian Celebrities that Visited Maldives After Lockdown

With a market share of 11.3%, India is one of the key focus markets to the Maldives. Furthermore, arrivals from India is expected to further increase with the marketing activities being carried out in the country.

3. United Kingdom

A total of 5,035 tourists arrived in the Maldives from the UK. Likewise, the UK held a market of 7.5%. UK High Commission announced on 22nd October 2020 the lifting of travel restrictions to the Maldives. Hence, travellers visiting the Maldives will no longer need to self-isolate when they return to the UK.

4. United States

With a small difference from the UK, a total of 5,027 tourists arrived on the Maldives from the US by 16th November 2020. Thus, the US ranks fourth among the leading tourist source markets to the Maldives.

Additionally, arrivals from the United States of America accounted for 7.4% of the source market share.

5. United Arab Emirates

4,319 tourists arrived in the Maldives from UAE. This is a market share of 6.4%. In addition to that, the flag carrier of UAE will expand its COVID-19 cover with additional multi-risk travel cover for all customers purchasing a ticket beginning on 1st December 2020.

  1. Germany: 3,523 tourist arrivals recorded with a market share of 5.2%.
  2. Ukraine: 2,534 tourist arrivals recorded by 26th November 2020—a market share of 3.8%.
  3. Spain: 2,013 tourist arrivals recorded
  4. France: 2,009 tourist arrivals recorded, ranking the country in ninth place
  5. Brazil: 1,927 tourist arrivals recorded as of 26th November

Despite the huge impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry, tourist arrivals to the Maldives have started steadily growing. The World Travel Awards has also crowned the Maldives as the World’s Leading Destination of this year.

Feature image by Kanuhura Maldives
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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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