Will achieve 1.6 million tourists target in early Dec: MMPRC

Tourists coming out of arrival hall of Velana International Airport. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has revealed that the country will reach its target of attracting 1.6 million tourists this year by early next month.

The company’s CEO/Managing Director Thoyib Mohammed said the target of 1.6 million tourists will be achieved by the beginning of next month. He also added that there is a lot of work going on without stopping to achieve the target.

As of last month, 1.3 million tourists visited the country. Last month was also the highest number of tourists ever in an October month with 153,600 tourists arrivals. This was an 8 percent increase over the same months of the previous three years.

As the country marks its 50th year in the tourism industry, Maldives also targets to celebrate 13 million bed nights this year.

The largest number of tourists coming to the honeymoon destination is now comes from India. The top three are followed by Russia and the UK.

Maldives target for next year is to attract at least 2 million tourists.

Maldives currently has 167 resorts, 13 hotels, 803 guest houses and 148 tourist vessels. It also has 218 dive centers, 613 travel agencies, 16 tour guides, and three yacht marinas.