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For the first time in history Russia became the leader by the number of tourists in the Maldives
According to statistics, in September 2020 Russia was in the first place by the number of tourists in the Maldives. It is the first time for the history of Russian tourism in the islands.
Tour operators expect good demand for Dubai, Maldives and Egypt
The Russian government has allowed flights to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, and tour operators are ready to include tour packages for these destinations in their range. Market participants expect high demand in all three countries.
Aeroflot is preparing to resume flights to the UAE, Egypt and the Maldives
Aeroflot expects to start flights to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the Maldives "as soon as possible" after the approval of slots, timetable and security issues with the authorities of these states.
Almost 500 Russians spent holidays in the Maldives this summer
For the first time Russians entered into the TOP-5 entry markets of the Maldives. Compared to July, the flow of tourists from the Russian Federation in August increased by 8,1 times.
Over 250 Russian tourists visited the Maldives for a month
According to the ministry, 58 Russian tourists came to the archipelago for the first two weeks of July, and 193 for the first half of August.
South Korea and Maldives will open to Russian tourists
The Russian government may soon approve the resumption of international flights to the Republic of Korea and the Maldives. The national air carrier Aeroflot already offers tickets for the flights to South Korea and the Maldives in its online booking system.
Maldives open for Russians
On July 15, the Maldives will open for all tourists, including Russians.
Tourists continue to book Maldives for autumn and winter
Tour operators note that tourists continue to book tours in the Maldives for the future. There are requests and reservations for the autumn-winter period. The depth of the reservation reaches November.
Russia entered the TOP-10 source markets of the Maldives
Russia ranked sixth in the number of tourists in the Maldives in 2019. The archipelago was visited by 83,36 thousand travelers from Russia – 17,5% more than in 2018.
Russian tourist flow to the Maldives in 2019 set a historical record
According to the results of 2019, the tourist flow from Russia to the Maldives increased by 17,5%, setting a record - the figures of the arrivals of Russians over the past year for the first time exceed the best pre-crisis indicators of 2013.
In 2020 the number of charter flights to the Maldives will be more
The charter chain of Azur Air airline to the Maldives this winter showed good results: both players who formed the tours on these charters reported on successful sales.
Tour operators: demand for New Year's exotic is 15 times higher than for tours in the low season
The desire to spend the New Year on exotic islands is increasing among Russians despite on the economic situation. A lot of hotels offer accommodation for New Year dates on favorable conditions.
Russian tourist flow to the Maldives exceeded pre-crisis level
In January-September 2019, 58 306 Russian tourists visited the Maldives, which is 14,1% more than for the three quarters of 2018. Taking into account the high demand for the winter season, the Maldives at the end of the year can set a historical record for Russian tourist flow.
Azur air launches charter flights to the Maldives for the first time
During New Year's holidays Azur air will perform three charter flights from Moscow to the Maldives for the first time. Anex Tour acts as a consolidator of the flights, in addition to this - Tui Russia has blocks of seats.
Anex Tour has launched charter flights to the Maldives
The growing demand in Russia for holidays on the Maldivian islands is encouraging tour operators not only to use regular flights. Anex Tour opened sales of tours on charter flights with business-class to the Maldives. Tui Russia also took a block of seats on these flights. According to Anna Tkachenko, the head of the Maldivian department of Anex Tour, on July 24 the tour operator started selling tour packages with a charter flights to Male for the New Year's dates.
Mouzenidis opens sales to Maldives
Mouzenidis Travel Company has opened sales of tours to the Maldives. Tours to these islands the tour operator presented with departure from 10 cities of Russia and two cities of Kazakhstan. The tours to other exotic islands are expected in the nearest future. As the press service of the tour operator told, the expansion of the range of destinations took place in accordance with the wishes of retail partners.
Simplification of visa regime unlikely pushes the flow of tourists to Maldives
The Russians can now stay on the Maldives without a visa up to three months. The agreement on mutual cancellation of visa regime was signed by the foreign ministers on June 25. Experts of the tourist market considered the event as an important, but it is unlikely to significantly increase the flow of tourists.
Russian tourists are buying up tours to the Maldives for the New Year
ANEX Tour operator and other market players opened in May sales of New Year tours to the Maldives with transportation of Aeroflot regular flights. This year Aeroflot, in its winter schedule, performs one flight per day (SU 320 SVO-F-MLE 22:30 - 09:35 + 1) to Malé airport (the capital of the Maldives). The return flight is SU 321 MLE-SVO-F 11:15 - 18:30. Nowadays Russian tour operators arrange their package tours using these flights.
Russia and Maldives will sign an agreement on the abolition of visa regime
The Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation and the Maldives Republic, Sergey Lavrov and Abdulla Shahid, will sign an agreement on the mutual abolition of visas. “On June 25, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, will visit Russia for the first time.
Russian tourist flow to the exotic islands of the Indian Ocean grew by 14.6%
In the first quarter of 2019 the Russian tourist flow to the exotic island destinations of the Indian Ocean continued to grow. In total, for the first quarter of 2019 73,764 tourists from the Russian Federation visited the exotic island destinations of the Indian Ocean - the Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, which is 14.57% more than a year earlier.
The new record of the Russians on the Maldives
According to ATOR, 70,935 Russian tourists visited the Maldives in 2018, which is 14.5% more than in the previous year, when 61,931 tourists rested on the islands. In general, foreign tourists flow to the Maldives grew by 6.8% for 2018. Most often, tourists from China rested in the country.
Tourist flow from Russia to the Maldives has increased by more than 20% for the first 9 months of 2018
“Tourist flow from Russia to the Maldives increased by 20.3% for the first 9 months of 2018. 51,1 thousand of Russian tourists visited the islands,” reported the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
Demand for New Year's Maldives has grown
As of the end of September - beginning of October, preliminary sales of tours to the Maldives for the New Year holidays are 10-15% higher than the rates of bookings in the same dates last year. This information was provided by the leading tour operators on the direction. In this case, as experts explain, some growth in volumes is offset by the fact that even wealthy travelers try to save on the cost of tours.