Tourist arrivals to Maldives exceed 1.42 million

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Tourist arrivals to Maldives exceed 1.42 million as of November 16, 2022.

According to Ministry of Tourism, total tourist arrivals reached 1,421,907 by the review date. This is an annual increment by 30.7% when compared with the same period in 2021, during which arrivals had reached 1,088,170.

The arrival count so far in 2022 is still 3.0% below the same period in 2019, during which arrivals stood at 1,465,490.

Meanwhile, arrivals exclusive from November 01 to 16 reached 77,550. This is a modest 3.1% increment from the same period in 2021, during which arrivals had reached 75,242. Moreover, this marked a moderate improvement from same period in 2019, during which arrivals had reached 71,872.

The daily arrival average in annual terms is at 4,443. The average duration of stay in annual terms is currently at 8.1 days.

The top tourism source market rankings showed a notable change by the review date. Switzerland that was ranked tenth during the last review date (on November 9, 2022) has moved up to the ninth spot.

Furthermore, Saudi Arabia that was on ninth spot has slipped down from top ten rankings while South Korea has moved up to the tenth spot.

Meanwhile, India is just 781 arrivals short of hitting 200,000 annual arrivals to Maldives. Source market rankings (numbers reflecting arrivals), are as follows;

  1. India: 199,219
  2. Russia: 174,601
  3. UK: 155,018
  4. Germany: 117,072
  5. Italy: 78,421
  6. USA: 67,682
  7. France: 40,758
  8. Spain: 36,893
  9. Switzerland: 30,109
  10. South Korea: 30,044

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