Tourist arrivals to the Maldives reach a total of 1,104,488 by September 7, reports Ministry of Tourism.
According to the state body, tourist arrivals by the review date observe a 40.7 percent increment in annual terms, when compared with corresponding period in 2021.
By the same period in 2021, tourist arrivals had reached 785,025.
Despite the strong arrival increase observed in 2022, it was still annually 4.7 percent down when compared with the same period in 2019. For the same period in 2019, tourist arrivals had reached 1,159,280.
Moreover, tourist arrivals observed in August 2022 was 8.2 percent below compared to the same month in 2021. Tourist arrivals exclusively recorded for August 2022 stood at 131,862 whereas in the same month last year, tourist arrivals stood at 143,599.
India maintains momentum as top source market to the Maldives, followed closely by Russia in second spot after it replaced United Kingdom earlier. Source market details are as follows;
01. India - 156,644
02. Russia - 127,894
03. UK - 125,081
04. Germany - 87,568
05. Italy - 65,133
06. USA - 52,168
07. France - 34,729
08. Spain - 28,321
09. Saudi Arabia - 26,191
10. Switzerland - 22,447