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Tourist Arrivals Reach 7,628 on August 2020

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Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives has reached 7,628 on August 2020. with an average of 218 visitors to the island archipelago per day.

Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives has reached 7,628 on August 2020. with an average of 218 visitors to the island archipelago per day. The United Arab Emirates led the figures with 1,627 arrivals followed by the United Kingdom with 715 arrivals. 674 arrivals from the United States and 513 arrivals from Spain were recorded respectively.

According to the Maldives Immigration, the most number of tourists arrived on a day in August was 373. Likewise, Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives have been on the rise since the Maldives opened its borders to all travelers. Furthermore, the numbers are expected to rise higher with the reopening of additional resorts and resumption of guesthouse tourism in October.

Meanwhile, Newly-appointed tourism minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom earlier revealed an ambitious goal to welcome 500,000 in 2020. Likewise, the minister further indicated 120,000 is the lowest figure for the remainder of the year.

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) continues the effort to promote the Maldives in different markets. MMPRC has been participating in and conducting several marketing campaigns. This includes “Maldives, The Sun Will Shine Again” Facebook Live Event, “Dream to Travel Festival”, an online event organized by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), webinar sessions targeted to Chinese and Indian travel trade, an online campaign with Kayak, a global advertising campaign with CNN and more.

Most recently, MMPRC launched a webinar campaign aiming to strengthen Maldives’ market presence and welcome tourists back to the Maldives. This is a component of the crisis recovery action plan, targeted to reconnect with the travel trade and the media of specific markets globally.

The popularity of Maldives in different markets remains strong as proven according to different statistics. In Google’s Year in Search 2019, Maldives has grown to become the favorite vacation destination for US holidaymakers. Likewise, according to recent data from Google Trends, the Maldives is the Europeans’ top holiday destination for 2021.

Feature image by Trans Maldivian Airways

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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.

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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:

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  • 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.
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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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