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Tourist arrivals exceed 1.42 M, South Korea enters top source market list

Mohamed Rehan
19 November 2022, MVT 17:01
Tourists Arrivals
Mohamed Rehan
19 November 2022, MVT 17:01

Tourist arrivals to Maldives exceed 1.42 million as of November 16, 2022.

According to Ministry of Tourism, total tourist arrivals reached 1,421,907 by the review date. This is a 30.7 percent increment when compared with the same period last year. Arrivals in annual terms for the corresponding period in 2021 reached 1,088,170.

However, arrivals in annual terms is still 3.0 percent below that of the same period in 2019. Arrivals in 2019 for the corresponding period reached 1,465,490.

Meanwhile, arrivals exclusive from November 1 to 16 reached 77,550. This is a slight 3.1 percent increment when compared with the same period in 2021, during which arrivals stood at 75,242. Moreover, this is a 7.9 percent increment from the same period in 2019, during which arrivals stood at 71,872.

The daily arrival average in annual terms is at 4,443. The average duration of stay is currently at 8.1 days.

Tourist source market rankings observed a notable change when compared with the last review date (on November 09, 2022).

Saudi Arabia which was previously ranked ninth has completely slipped out of the top source market list. Switzerland which was previously ranked tenth had moved up one spot to ninth, while South Korea entered the top source market list, securing tenth rank.

Top Source Markets

01. India: 199,219

02. Russia: 174,601

03. UK: 155,018

04. Germany: 117,072

05. Italy: 78,421

06. USA: 67,682

07. France: 40,758

08. Spain: 36,893

09. Switzerland: 30,109

10. South Korea: 30,044

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