This edition of the Hotelier Maldives Tourism Indicators looks at the ease of doing business in the Maldives in 2016.
Tourist arrivals totalled 105,498 in October 2015, 4.4 per cent less than the arrivals for the same period last year, figures released by the Ministry of Tourism reveal.
Visa research shows Asia Pacific travellers shunning long-haul flights, opting instead for shorter, closer holidays.
The latest World Travel Trends Report has forecast that whilst European outbound tourism will increase in 2016, travellers are now prioritising safety when selecting a destination.
The Maldives Ministry of Tourism has reported 609,105 tourists to have visited the Maldives this year up till the end of June. This is a 1.3% increase compared to the 601,513 tourist arrivals recorded for the same duration last year.