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Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives from Russia Grew by Over 300% this Year

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Arrivals from Russia increased by a staggering 301.8% from 1st January 2021 to 16th June 2021, compared to the same period last year.

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives from Russia grew by over 300% in 2021, compared to 2020. According to statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, arrivals from Russia increased by a staggering 301.8% from 1st January 2021 to 16th June 2021, compared to the same period last year.

When compared to the pre-pandemic figures of 2019, arrivals from Russia to the Maldives grew by 184.2%.

Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism show that 116,310 tourists from Russia visited the Maldives between 1st January 2021 and 16th January 2021. This is 24.1% of the total market share. In the same period last year, 28,949 tourists visited the Maldives from Russia.

Russia is currently the Maldives leading tourist source market. Arrivals from Russia have tremendously contributed to the recovery of the Maldives’ tourism industry. Likewise, popular Russian personalities have visited the Maldives since the island archipelago reopened its borders last year.

Also read: 65% of Employees in the Tourism Industry Received the 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

According to the latest statistics, 489,182 tourists have visited the Maldives by 19th June 2021. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives increased by 27.8% compared to last year. However, it should be noted that the Maldives’ borders were closed for April, May, June and half of July last year.

Tourists spent an average of 9 days in the island nation between 1st January 2021 and 19th June 2021. The average stay of tourists has slightly increased compared to the earlier months of this year.

The government of the Maldives announced several initiatives to attract more visitors this year. Once all the residents of the island nation are fully vaccinated, Maldives plans to start a ‘visit, vaccinate, vacation’ initiative.

The Maldives has an ambitious goal to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. The island archipelago is currently regarded as one of the safest holiday destinations in the world, thanks to its unique geographical advantage; the one-island-one-resort concept.

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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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