In 2021, Maldives tourism increased 138 percent

Published on : Thursday, January 6, 2022

In Maldives in 2021, tourist arrivals increased 138 per cent compared to 2020, with Indians accounting for maximum holidaymakers, state media citing data from the Ministry of Tourism reported.


State-owned PSM News mentioned that in last year, the Maldives recorded 1.3 million tourist arrivals compared to 55, 494 in the year before, reports xinhua news agency.


India was the largest source of tourists to Maldives in 2021, accounting for 22.1 per cent of all arrivals, as per the data from the Tourism Ministry.


Russia and Britain accounted for 16.8 per cent and 7.2 per cent of arrivals, respectively.


In the meantime, Senior Executive Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Ali Razzan, was quoted by PSM News as saying that the fifth Tourism Master Plan for the country will be drafted in three months.


The plan will aim on continuing recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Tourism accounts for over 28 per cent of the Maldives’ gross domestic product.

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