Maldives continues to ride the wave of growth with an increasing number of Indian tourists each year. The island nation witnessed a huge growth of 96.4% in tourist arrivals from India from January to May 2019 in comparison to the same period last year. Maldives hosted around 66,265 travellers from Asia’s third-largest economy till May of 2019.
Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) said: “The country witnessed tremendous increase in arrivals from India this year. India is an extremely important market to us, showing potential for further growth as increased direct connections have made it easily accessible to travel to Maldives.”
The Indian market holds third place in terms of arrivals to the Maldives with a market share of 8.8% till May 2019. Moreover, as India ranks within the top five, with great accessibility to the Maldives, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) plans to further strengthen the market with additional activities throughout the year.
MMPRC is entering into partnerships with key tour operators and online tour agencies in India. Apart from this, it is looking forward to collaborating with Indian celebrities which are followed by a large number of travel takers in India.