Strong ruble and direct flights push up demand for Maldives
The "air sanctions" that led to the suspension of direct flights from Russia to the Maldives in March resulted in a sharp drop of tourist traffic to luxury exotic destinations.
The flow of tourists from Russia to the Maldives in March was 2,65 times lower than in January, and in April – 4,33 times. In March, Russia dropped to the 6-th place on the Maldives' entry markets, and in April to the 7-th one - behind Great Britain, India, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and even the United States.
May 2022 in the Maldives should show better results in terms of Russian tourist traffic than April.
“Compared to April, we note a gradual increase of demand for May tours to the Maldives, and bookings for the summer are already underway,” Space Travel notes.
One of the most important factors in the growth of demand for the Maldives in May is the strengthening of the ruble (prices for tours in rubles are really declining).
The second important factor is Aeroflot's direct flights to Male launched after a break since May 13.
"The resumption of Aeroflot's direct flights immediately increased demand for the destination by more than 50%," Pac Group said. Active demand for Aeroflot's direct flights to Male is also confirmed by Space Travel and Russian Express.
Now, Pac Group offers tour packages with Aeroflot flights to the Maldives from 3 367 Euros for two persons. This price includes round-trip flight, transfer, 7 nights at Thulhagiri Island Resort 4*, (bungalow), HB and medical insurance.