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Dramatic drop in tourists from China in Feb

Tourists walk up a jetty in Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort. PHOTO/IRU FUSHI

Tourism went down in February with a dramatic drop in the number of tourists from China, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism.

The ministry’s report shows that tourist arrivals from China, the largest tourism market of the Maldives, numbered only 24,263 last month which is a decrease of 29 percent from February 2016.

Statistics also show that the number of tourists from the main European markets of the United Kingdom and Germany also dropped by two and four percent respectively. However, tourists from Italy had spiked by 21 percent.

The total number of tourists to the Maldives last month was 121,052, an increase of 0.3 percent compared to February last year.

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