This year itself Maldives welcomed more than 100,000 tourists, an almost 14% increase from last year. During the month of July this year, Indian tourist arrivals showed a 38% percent growth from last year.
Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (India Office), Media & PR Manager, Shikha Mishra said “Growth rate has remained positive and above average, which is great news for all of Maldives source markets, including India which has also shown an upward swing.”
Over the last seven months Asia and the Pacific took the lead for the first time as the main market generating region, overpassing Europe – the single market dominator of all-time for the Maldives.
During Southwest monsoon (July), Asia and the Pacific reached a 61 percent tourist arrival to the Maldives. South Asia became the second best performer in the sub-region within Asia and the Pacific, with India as the best operating market and second biggest from the Asian Pacific region.