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Maldives - top Google search getaway in the UK

Fathmath Shaahunaz
18 December 2016, MVT 11:39
Promotional poster for Maldives tourism used in the "Visit Maldives Year 2016" tourism promotion campaign. PHOTO/VISIT MALDIVES
Fathmath Shaahunaz
18 December 2016, MVT 11:39

The Maldives is the top travel destination Google searched by people of the United Kingdom, statistics show.

According to Google Trends statistics, the Maldives is the top holiday destination searched on Google by the UK this year. The Maldives is followed by Malaga and Tenerife in Spain.

Other countries in the top ten destinations include New York and Florida in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.

The UK is one of the key tourism markets in Europe for the Maldives. Tourist arrivals from the UK had spiked by 18 percent last October compared to the previous year, while total the total number of visitors hailing from the UK so far this year increased by 11.7 percent.

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