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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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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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