On an international scale, a report by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) foresees 35 million tourists from the Middle East travelling to foreign destinations by the year 2020. This is a recognition worthy number to take a second look at, as the Middle East is increasingly becoming one of the best markets to tap […]
The unique and natural beauty of the Maldives coupled with the one-island-one-resort concept attracts droves of tourists to the luxury destination, but it is not solely dedicated for the affluent traveller—the country offers various types of accommodation options catering to a diverse range of preferences; from luxury to budget travellers and backpackers, etc. These facilities […]
Statistics by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s World Tourism Barometer has revealed that world welcomed 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016. This is a 4% increase compared to the same period in 2015, where 2016 saw 34 million tourists travelling over the same period. According to the report, Demand for international […]
Visitor arrivals and major indicators Maldives has been maintaining its position as one of the most attractive holiday destinations in 2016 with an average arrival growth rate of 1.7% for inbound international tourists in the first half of the year 2016. The year began with a strong performance with a growth rate of 11.7% on […]
According to the statistics by the Ministry of Tourism Maldives, the year 2016 began with promising performance as international tourist arrivals totaled 344,166 at the end of quarter one. This is an increase of 4.3% compared to the arrivals in the 1st quarter 2015. However, the rest of the key indicators depicted a decreasing trend […]
The year 2015 was an impressive year for the global tourism industry with a 4.4% growth in international tourist arrivals according to UNWTO World Tourism.
Knowledge and insight regarding visitor travel behavior can have huge implications on how the tourism products are targeted and positioned.
The percentage of tourist arrivals from January to July 2015 increased by only 1.7%, when compared to the same period last year.