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Tourism Minister Meets Bangladesh High Commissioner to Maldives

Maldives tourism minister Dr. Mausoom and Bangladesh high commissioner
High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the Maldives called on Tourism Minister ⁦Dr. Abdulla Mausoom today, 20th September 2020.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the Maldives, H.E. Rear Admiral Nazmul Hassan called on Tourism Minister ⁦Dr. Abdulla Mausoom today, 20th September 2020. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the high commissioner and minister discussed strengthening cooperation in tourism between the Maldives and Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi nationals predominantly make up the majority of the migrant worker’s population in the Maldives. Furthermore, Maldives has repatriated a number of undocumented Bangladeshi workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh is one of the closest neighboring countries of the Maldives.

Earlier this month, Minister Mausoom has met with the British High Commissioner to Maldives H.E. Ms. Caron Rohsler, and also Ambassador of China to the Maldives, H.E. Mr. Zhang Lizhong. Minister Mausoom discussed sustainable tourism development initiatives in Maldives and ways to further increase tourist arrivals from the UK with British High Commissioner. Furthermore, discussions with the Chinese ambassador was focused on further enhancing the cooperation in travel and tourism between Maldives and China.

Maldives Tourist Arrivals

According to recent statistics from Maldives Airports Company (MACL) over 20,000 arrivals to the Maldives have been recorded since the Maldives reopened its borders. A total of 7,607 arrivals were recorded in the first month after the border reopened, between 15th July 2020 and 15th August 2020. Furthermore, 12,833 arrivals were recorded between 16th August 2020 and 15th September 2020. This figure indicates an increase of 69.36 percent in comparison to the previous month.

In addition to that, 4,323 domestic departures were recorded from 15th July 2020 to 15th August 2020. likewise, 3,471 domestic departures were recorded from 16th August 2020 to 15th September 2020, which is a 19.71% decline compared to the previous month. Moreover, on 18th September 2020, Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day since the border reopening. A total of 708 arrived on the island archipelago on the 18th of September with the majority of the tourists from Russia.

Feature image by the Ministry of Tourism
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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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