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Maldives tourism exceeds annual target with record arrivals

Maldives tourism achieves record-breaking arrivals, surpassing the annual target with 1,842,169 visitors by December 26, 2023, and showcasing resilience and global appeal, driven by top source markets like India and Russia.

In a remarkable turn of events, the Maldives has surpassed its annual tourism arrival target of 1.8 million, reaching a total of 1,842,169 visitors as of December 26th, 12.3% higher than the figures recorded during the same period in 2022. This achievement underscores the Maldives’ resilience and appeal as a premier travel destination.

The Ministry of Tourism reported the following monthly arrivals:

– January: 172,499
– February: 177,915
– March: 173,514
– April: 164,357
– May: 120,959
– June: 120,363
– July: 145,620
– August: 154,854
– September: 130,967
– October: 159,141
– November: 163,658
– December (1st to 26th): 158,322

The current daily average arrival rate stands at 5,515 visitors, with an average stay duration of 7.6 days, both on an annual basis.

Top 10 Source Markets

India has emerged as the leading source market, with 206,026 tourists, closely followed by Russia with 204,043 visitors. China, the United Kingdom, and Germany also contributed significantly, with 185,976, 152,764, and 132,884 tourists, respectively. Italy, the USA, France, Spain, and Switzerland round out the top ten source markets, emphasizing the global appeal of the Maldives.

This exceptional surge in tourism arrivals showcases the Maldives as a preferred destination for travelers worldwide, underscoring its attractiveness, safety measures, and unique experiences. The Maldives continues to work diligently to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of its guests, offering a diverse range of activities, pristine natural beauty, and world-class hospitality.

The Maldives tourism sector’s resilience in the face of challenges demonstrates its ability to adapt and thrive, making it a beacon of hope for the global travel industry.

As the year comes to a close, the Maldives remains committed to providing exceptional experiences for its visitors and maintaining its position as a premier travel destination in the years to come.

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