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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.

Feature image by Velaa Private Island, Maldives
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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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