The total worldwide arrivals were 93,786 in June 2018 and this represents an increase of 10 per cent when compared with June 2017, which welcomed 85,222. The first six months of 2018 have seen 726,515 tourists visit the Maldives, an increase of 10.5 per cent when compared to the same period of last year.
This year, the Maldives will further confirm its status as one of the most attractive holiday destinations for Middle East tourists, with the opening of at least 23 new resorts. The island nation was also recently crowned as the ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination’ at the World Spa Awards and as the ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ at the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards.
Commenting on the increase of tourist arrivals, the Maldives’ Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer said: “We are once again very pleased to see a notable increase in the number of Middle East and worldwide arrivals to the Maldives. The increase is a testament to the country’s world-class tourism industry and with several exciting developments planned for the remaining months of 2018 and into 2019, including the opening of a number of resorts, we look forward to welcoming even more tourists from the Middle East to our shores.”
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