Maldives achieves 65% of 1.8m tourist arrival target; expects 2m in 2023

Maldives has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 65% of its annual target of 1.8 million tourist arrivals for the year. Based on the latest statistics from the tourism ministry released on Friday, a total of 1.1 million tourists had arrived in the Maldives by Wednesday. With this achievement, the nation is now aiming to welcome […]

Maldives welcomes 103-time repeater tourist

Dr Abdulla Mausoom, the Minister of Tourism, extended a warm welcome to a dedicated tourist who has visited the Maldives a remarkable 103 times. Naito Takashi from Japan arrived in the Maldives for his 103rd visit on Sunday, embarking on a holiday adventure with the Safari Blue on the Fun Azul Fleet. In a special […]

Russia regains top position as Maldives’ leading tourist market in 2023

As the seventh month of the year comes to a close, the Maldives has witnessed a resurgence in tourist arrivals from Russia, reclaiming its position as the top source market for the island nation. The Ministry of Tourism’s latest daily tourist arrival statistics, released on Sunday, revealed this notable shift in the tourist landscape. India […]

Maldives sets ambitious target of 3m annual tourists by 2028

In a bid to bolster the Maldives’ tourism industry, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has unveiled a target of attracting 3 million tourists annually to the island nation by 2028. The announcement was made during a meeting held at Hoarafushi island as part of his presidential campaign. Addressing the attendees, President Solih acknowledged the challenges posed […]

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 […]

Indians embrace short-haul travel destinations: Maldives in spotlight

As Covid-related restrictions ease and schools close for summer vacations, Indians are seizing the opportunity to embark on exciting adventures that leave their friends scrolling through envy-inducing Instagram feeds. Summer vacations in India typically align with school holidays, making it the perfect time for families to plan their trips and explore new destinations. While the […]

Maldives’ 2023 tourist arrivals cross 900k; to reach 1m in July

The Maldives has experienced a significant surge in tourist arrivals this year. According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, the total number of tourists that have arrived in the country so far in 2023 has surpassed 900,000, marking a 14% increase compared to the same period last year. This year alone, […]

Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.2 Million in 2014

The number of tourist arrivals reached 1,204,857 in 2014, marginally surpassing the tourism ministry’s target of 1.2 million visitors during the year.