Highlights of Tourism in Maldives for June 2021
Posted on: 7/3/2021, 2:57:32 AM
In June of this year, the Maldives saw the lowest number of visitor arrivals. The tropical vacation spot maintained its position as a top tourist attraction around the world, with over 55,000 visitors in the month. The COVID-19 situation in the Maldives' capital has improved, and the government has relaxed various restrictions in the region as of the end of June 2021. The government has also stated that tourists from South Asian countries will be welcomed once more.
The top tourism sector highlights for June 2021 are listed below.
Opening of 02 New Resorts
On June 1, 2021, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
opened its doors. The Fari Islands, an archipelago off the north-eastern corner of North Malé Atoll, are home to this resort. The resort will change the Maldives' luxury scene forever. It will be the first of three new hotels in the country to open in the next five years.
MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd, a Kochi-based company, opened Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives
on June 6, 2021, which is also a luxury resort. This new resort is built around an experience-driven idea and offers a wide range of gourmet eating alternatives.
Hilton will open its fourth property in the Maldives, according to the company.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Amingiri Holdings Pvt Ltd for the opening of its fourth resort in the Maldives. The Hilton Maldives Amingire will be the company's fourth hotel in the country, with 109 all-villas. Up to 1,000 new employees are likely to be created for Maldivian construction and real estate companies as a result of the agreement.
5 Appointments to the position of General Manager
Ibrahim Nahid: Nahid, a seasoned leader, has been named general manager of Paradise Island Resort & Spa by Villa Hotels & Resorts. Nahid will be in charge of bringing the new concept to life on the property, as well as initiating a number of sustainability projects in line with Villa Hotels' aim to preserve and safeguard the environment.
Kanruethai Roongruang: In the Maldives, Kan takes over two resorts: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru. She brings to the Maldives almost 20 years of expertise with the Banyan Tree Group.
Amila Jeewantha Handunwala: The new General Manager of the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is Amila Jeewantha Handunwala. He brings to the premium resort over 25 years of experience in the field. In the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, Amila has previously led hotel operations, sales, marketing, revenue management, and distribution strategies.
Nicolas Khairallah: Nicholas took over as the General Manager of the resort on June 1, 2021, after serving as the Resort Manager for Gili Lankanfushi.
Patrice Aira: Patrice brings 25 years of industry experience to LUX* South Ari Atoll, with a career spanning the United States, Canada, Egypt, and the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives has surpassed 500,000 visitors.
In June 2021, the Maldives surpassed half a million tourist arrivals. The island nation also has a lofty target of attracting 1.5 million visitors this year.
The Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to welcome visitors from South Asia once more.
The Maldives' Ministry of Tourism has stated that on-arrival tourist visas for travelers from South Asia will be issued again. Travelers from South Asian nations (including India) would be able to visit the Maldives with a negative PCR test from July 15, 2021. More information will be released in the following weeks, according to the ministry.
Emirates Carries over 100,000 Passengers to the Maldives
Between January and June 2021, Emirates carried over 100,000 passengers to the Maldives. Tourist arrivals are expected to increase in July 2021, compared to June 2021 Emirates, due to the commencement of giving visas to visitors from South Asia. Emirates will have carried over 1,218 people by June 23rd, 2021.