TTG Asia reports that the Maldives is expecting an excellent peak season this year for tourism, with some resorts already selling out. With vaccinations increasing worldwide, Maldivian tourism authorities are reporting surging numbers already, with a total of 114,896 arrivals last month, higher than the 107,620 in September 2019, and October 4 recording 6,000 arrivals — the country’s highest ever single-day arrivals. The Maldives has done better than other tourism destinations during the pandemic, largely due to its resort structure that encourages isolation. The article cites industry officials saying that “with the growing demand for winter vacation packages, resorts have stopped offering discounts.”

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