UK visitors drive tourism growth inside Maldives

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK pengunjung arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

Furthermore, UK visitors represented 7.9 per cent of all visitors to the Maldives in November 2017, using a total of 94,258 UK visitors travelling to the Maldives inside first 11 months of 2017, a 1.1 per cent year-on-year increase.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

With regards to worldwide arrivals to the Maldives, the island nation witnessed a year-on-year growth of 15.2 per cent in November 2017, with 0,506 international tourists visiting the Maldives during November 2017.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

The total number of arrivals to the Maldives in 2017 stood at 1,246,502 by the end of November along with when compared with the same period in 2016, total tourist arrivals have increased by 6.8 per cent.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

To support the increasing demand for tourism inside Maldives, the country will welcome several fresh tourism developments during 2018, including expansion plans at the recently rebranded Velana International Airport along with the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge in July.

UK Visitors Drive Tourism Growth Inside Maldives

Speaking at a recent press conference, Mohamed Anil, attorney general, Maldives, said: “that will is actually a very exciting time for the Maldives with quite a few key infrastructure developments taking place during 2018 along with beyond, which will benefit both tourists along with the local community.

“Our tourism industry is actually continuing to expand along with with ten fresh hotel resorts opening during the next few years, we look forward to being able to accommodate even more visitors by overseas.”

UK visitors drive tourism growth inside Maldives

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