Local tourism goes up by 36.3% and sets record


Source: Avas

Tourism in the Maldives has gone up by 36.3% to a record height not seen in the last 13 years.

This information was made public in a press conference by the Ministry of Tourism where the Ministry of Tourism, Mr Ali Waheedh spoke to members of local media.

The Minister stated that the month of April saw an influx of tourists to the Maldives, adding that this was the greatest increase in tourism the Maldives has experienced since the Tsunami of 2004.

Mr Waheedh went on to state that this improvement was brought about due to hard work from the local tourism sector and the government.

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, last month saw 190,713 tourists visit the Maldives. This is an increase compared to the 163,000 tourists who visited the Maldives in April of the previous year.

Additionally, there were 646,092 tourist arrivals in the Maldives so far this year. This is a 19.7% increase from the 539,816 tourist arrivals during the same duration last year.

Looking at the geographical spread of tourists visiting the Maldives, there was a 7% increase in Chinese tourists. This year has seen 95,272 Chinese tourist arrivals so far this year. There has also been a 36% increase in Italian tourist arrivals, an 8.5% increase in German tourists, and about a 7.6% increase in tourists from the United Kingdom, and India.