Maldives Tourism Bulletin

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01 January 2021

President of the Republic of Maldives IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH

Tourism has been the mainstay of the Maldives’ economy for several decades now. The industry has long thrived, not only on the strength of our natural assets - our pristine oceans, beautiful beaches and vibrant marine wildlife – but also the care and professionalism which has developed the sector. Together, these strengths have made the Maldives a standard-bearer for the industry, and one of the world’s most popular destinations.

This year has been rife with difficulties. A pandemic induced combination of global restrictions on air-travel, the closing of the Maldives’ borders, and the urgent and exclusive priority we had to give to our health sector saw the number of tourist-arrivals decrease to an all-time low. Thankfully, we have now begun to put this phase behind us.

The reopening of our borders in July saw that the Maldives’ tourism brand remains as strong as ever and that the eagerness of tourists to visit has not diminished. Each subsequent month has seen arrival numbers grow, especially as tourists are re-assured by the steps we have taken, under guidelines developed by national health authorities and the Ministry of Tourism, to ensure that the Maldives is a safe-destination. I am confident that in 2021 we will continue to see the industry strengthen as the Maldives and the world recovers.

I am proud to launch this magazine which showcases the enduring strengths of the Maldives brand and outlines how we intend to take the industry forward in the years to come.

Maldives Tourism Bulletin