Articles by Requested Topic
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.
In the first half of the year the number of Russians tourists on the Maldives increased by 25%
“The Maldives in the Indian Ocean from January to June were visited by 38.4 thousand Russians, which is 25.4% more than in the same period last year”, - informed Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). As a result of the first half of the year Russia is in the TOP 10 of key incoming markets of the Maldives after China, Germany, Britain, Italy and India.
The number of Russian tourists in Maldives has increased by 36.8%
The fact that the demand of Maldives in the first half of the year has grown significantly is confirmed by tour operators. Meanwhile, the next summer Maldives is preparing a surprise for tourists - the new and largest resort in the Indian Ocean. The data from the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives for the first half of 2017 says about a very significant increase of the tourist flow from Russia in comparison with 2016.
The number of Russians in Maldives has increased by 4.7%
According to statistics, published by the Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives, the number of Russian tourists visiting the country in 2016 increased by 4.7% - from 44.3 thousand in 2015 to 46.5 thousand in the past year. The total number of tourists in Maldives has increased by 4.1%. The leaders are guests from China - 324.3 thousand, on the second place is Germany and Britain together - 106.4 thousand and on the third place with 101.8 thousand is Russia. In the first half of the last year there was a slight decrease in the number of tourists from Russia - obviously because of the economic crisis in the country - but in September, it is noted a significant growth of the tourist traffic.