Tourist arrivals to the Maldives surpassed 600,000 on Wednesday, 28th July 2021. According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, from 1st January 2021 to 28th July 2021, the tropical holiday destination recorded 600,252 tourist arrivals.
During this period, Russia has been the Maldives’ biggest individual tourist source market with 140,824 arrivals. Meanwhile, 99,643 tourists arrived from India, ranking the neighbouring country in 2nd place among the leading individual markets.
Followed by India, 33,361 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Germany while 25,624 tourists arrived from Ukraine. Likewise, arrivals from Ukraine grew by 459.5% compared to 2020.
The United States ranks in 5th place in the leading tourist source markets with 24,877 tourist arrivals. In addition to that, 17,246 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Saudi Arabia between 1st January and 28th July 2021. Arrivals from Saudi Arabia have significantly increased compared to pre-pandemic statistics.
Other leading individual markets include Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, Spain and Romania.
Tourist arrivals to the Maldives have already exceeded the annual total of 2020 by 16th July 2021. In addition to that, the daily average of arrivals increased from 1,827 during June to 3,204 by the end of the 4th week of July.
With over 600,000 tourist arrivals, hope is reaffirmed once again in the Maldives’ target to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021.
Feature image by Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives