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Maldives attracts over 500,000 tourists in 2024

Over 500,000 tourists arrived in Maldives as of Wednesday, making it 25% of this year’s tourism target. According to figures released by the Tourism Ministry, 524,339 tourists have arrived in Maldives so far this year. Tourism Minister Ibrahim Faisal said on social media that 25% of the tourism target has been achieved. “This is the […]

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Maldives records over 50,000 tourists in first 9 days of 2024

The Ministry of Tourism has reported that a total of 50,983 tourists visited the Maldives in the initial nine days of 2024. This marks a 6.4% increase compared to the same period in 2023, where 47,931 tourists arrived. In contrast, the figures for the same timeframe in 2022 stood at 43,079 visitors. According to the […]

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Maldives’ main airport sets new air traffic movement record

Velana International Airport (VIA) achieved a new milestone in air traffic movement, with a record-breaking 925 movements recorded on Saturday, as reported by the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). This surpasses the previous highest daily air traffic movement of 861, marking a seven percent increase. On this noteworthy day, VIA saw a total of 104 […]

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Maldives president urges more efforts to regain China’s top spot in tourism

President Mohamed Muizzu urged intensified efforts to restore China’s status as the primary tourism source for the Maldives, addressing tourism stakeholders from both nations during the Invest Maldives Forum at Fuzhou’s Strait International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China. Highlighting the pre-pandemic prominence of China as the Maldives’ leading tourism market, President Muizzu emphasised the […] Webp To Jpg Converter (3)

Maldives aims for 2 million tourists in 2024

The Tourism Minister of Maldives, Ahmed Faisal, has announced that the island nation is expecting to attract two million tourists by 2024, despite the global uncertainties caused by the Russia-Ukraine war and the Israel-Hamas conflict. Faisal made the statement on Saturday evening, on the ‘Raajje Miadhu’ programme of the state-owned Public Service Media (PSM). He […]

Maldives achieves 1.8 million annual tourist arrivals target

On Wednesday, Maldives accomplished its goal for the year of welcoming 1.8 million tourists. The Emirates flight from Dubai carrying Stefan Mathijs, a Dutch national, among others touched down at Velana International Airport at 2:55 pm, where a ceremonial event commemorated the occasion. Mathijs is set to spend four days in Maldives before going to […]

Maldives tourist arrivals cross pre-pandemic highs; on track to reach annual target

The Maldives has hit an all-time high in tourist arrivals, signalling a stride towards achieving its annual tourism goal. In 2019, the Maldives welcomed 1,702,831 visitors, marking the highest tally for any year. However, as of December 12 this year, the nation has already surpassed this figure with a record 1,752,706 arrivals. This surge, the […]

Maldives’ 2023 tourist arrivals cross 1.7 million

Tourist arrivals in the Maldives have surged beyond 1.7 million, as indicated by statistics released by the Tourism Ministry. The latest figures unveiled by the ministry disclose a total of 1,703,204 tourist arrivals as of Sunday, marking a 12.9 percent rise compared to the 1,508,307 arrivals for the same duration last year. The Maldives currently […]

Priority is to boost tourism revenue, socioeconomic benefits, minister says

Tourism minister Dr Abdulla Mausoom said on Sunday that the priority is to increase the revenue generated from tourism to the state and the socioeconomic benefits of tourism to the people. Speaking to reporters after a ceremony held at Velana International Airport (VIA) Sunday morning to welcome the one millionth tourist of the year, Mausoom […]

Maldives welcomes millionth tourist of 2023

Maldives on Sunday welcomed the one millionth tourist of the year. Britain’s Anton Pavlov became the one millionth tourist of the year when he arrived with his wife and son on a British Airways flight Sunday morning. The family will spend a two-week-long vacation at Vakkaru Maldives resort in Baa atoll. “I have been wanting […]

Maldives to welcome 1 millionth tourist on Sunday

Tourism Ministry has said that the one millionth tourist to arrive in the Maldives this year will arrive on Sunday. The Tourism Ministry had earlier estimated that one million tourists’ target would be met in July. The ministry has now announced that it will be achieved on Sunday. A special ceremony will be held at […]

China overtakes Germany as Maldives’ fourth-largest tourism market

China has emerged as a dominant force in the Maldives’ tourism industry, surpassing Germany to secure its position as the fourth-largest tourism market for the exotic archipelago. According to official data released by the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, a total of 67,822 Chinese tourists have visited the Maldives so far this year. This surge in […]