Maldives reports robust rise in Middle East visitor

Latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives show the destination saw a 19.7% increase in the number of travellers from the Middle East who visited in the first six months of 2019 when compared with the same period in 2018.

The arrivals from Middle East were 27,679 from January to June 2019 and this represents an increase of 19.7% when compared with 2018, which welcomed 23,130.

Commenting on the increase of tourist arrivals, Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) said: “There has been a notable increase in the number of Middle East and worldwide arrivals to the Maldives. Efforts from the industry stakeholders combined with the unparalleled service, luxury and levels of hospitality and privacy that Maldivian resorts offer, will definitely spill over in remaining months of 2019 and into 2020 as well and ring in unprecedented arrival numbers for Maldives from the Middle East market.”

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