The Maldives recorded 5,275 tourist arrivals in a single day. This is the highest number of tourist arrivals the island nation recorded in a single day this year.

Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism announced that the tropical holiday destination witnessed 5,275 tourist arrivals on 26th March 2021. The ministry congratulated the travel and tourism industry partners and ‘especially the employees’. Likewise, the tourism ministry thanked tourists for believing in the Maldives.

According to the latest statistical update from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives has recorded over 269,000 tourist arrivals by 25th March 2021. The ministry revealed that tourists spent an average of 8.9 days in the island archipelago.

As of 24th March 2021, Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals from India and Russia. 65,059 tourists arrived from India while 58,679 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Russia. Some of the most influential Indian celebrities have spent their getaway in the Maldives this month as well.

Since the country reopened its borders in July 2020, Maldives remains a favourite among Indian celebrities. In addition to that, over the past few months, several Russian celebrities have chosen to spend their holiday in the Maldives.

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Other leading individual tourist source markets include; Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, France, the United States and Switzerland. From 1st January 2021 to 24th March 2021, tourist arrivals from Kazakhstan increased by 330.9% compared to the same period last year. In addition to that, tourist arrivals from Ukraine increased by 271.4% as well.

The Maldives is working on further strengthening its tourism industry with several ongoing projects. And with the COVID-19 vaccination drive and other initiatives, the tourism industry of the Maldives is steadily recovering. Furthermore, the country is being promoted in several markets.

The island archipelago aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. Additionally, the Tourism Ministry forecasts that the Maldives will record more than 10 million bed nights this year.

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