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Top 10 Tourist Markets Since Border Reopening—As of 4th November

top 10 tourist markets to the Maldives
According to the Ministry of Tourism, Russia, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates are the top 3 leading tourist markets to the Maldives.

The Maldives has recorded 44,365 tourist arrivals since the border reopening, as of 4th November 2020. So, which are the leading tourist source markets right now? According to the Ministry of Tourism, Russia retained its position as the leading tourist market to the Maldives. However, the United Kingdom has taken the spot as the 2nd leading tourist source market with a share of 8.6%.

Among the top 10 tourist markets, Russia retained its position as the leading tourist market to the Maldives since the border reopening with 9,519 tourist arrivals and a share of 21.5%. Secondly, 3,817 tourists arrived in the Maldives from the United Kingdom, as of 4th November 2020. Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism positioned the United Arab Emirates as the third-biggest tourist market to the island nation with 3,683 arrivals.

3,484 tourists arrived in the Maldives from the United States, which holds a share of 7.9% of the total arrivals. In addition to that, neighbouring India came in at 5th Place bringing 2,345 tourists. India is one of the key focus markets in the recovery of the Maldives’ tourism industry.

Followed by India, Germany ranked at the 6th place with 2,099 tourist arrivals. And that’s with a share of 4.7%. 1,773, 1,738, and 1,716 tourists arrived in the Maldives from France, Ukraine, and Spain Respectively. Lastly, Brazil came in at 10th place among the leading tourist markets with 1,288 tourist arrivals to the Maldives.

The island nation also recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals per day this month. On 1st November 2020, 1,590 tourists arrived in the Maldives. The same day, Velana International Airport has also witnessed a record number of flight movements since the border reopening. Likewise, from 1st November 2020 to 4th November 2020, 3,983 tourists have arrived in the holiday destination.

Also read: Maldives Records 21,515 Tourist Arrivals in October 2020

In October 2020, the Maldives recorded 21,515 tourist arrivals. The island archipelago opened its borders to all international travellers with no restrictions on 15th July 2020. Before the Maldives closed its borders, 382,760 tourists arrived in the destination. And despite the global circumstances, tourist arrivals to the Maldives are growing at a steady pace.

Feature image by Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa
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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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