The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has reported that at the end of the first quarter of 2021, 150 resorts were operational across the country.
The number of operational resorts in the Maldives climbed from 140 at the end of last year to 150 at the end of the first quarter of this year, according to the MMA. However, 155 resorts were in operation at the end of the first quarter of 2020.
According to the data, the number of operational beds climbed by 21% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. As a result, MMA disclosed that 7,765 extra beds were put into service during the first quarter, with resorts accounting for 76% of the total.
The occupancy rate at resorts was 67 percent in the first quarter of this year, down from 68 percent in the same period last year, according to the data.
The number of visitors has continuously climbed since the reopening of borders in July, with over 445,000 registered so far this year. Furthermore, the bulk of resorts have reopened, and many foreign airlines have resumed flights to the Maldives.