In the first 3 quarters of 2017, over USD 2.07 billion has been recorded as tourism receipts. This is 2.8% more than the tourism earning for the same period of 2016. In 2016, USD 2.01 billion was received from January to October.
The tourism receipts are calculated based on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) earnings recovered from the tourism industry. According to the statistics of Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) during the first 9 months of 2017, over USD 222 million was collected as GST from the tourism industry.
Efforts to further develop the tourism industry in Maldives and bring in more tourists has been actively done by the government, tourism organisations and public sector companies throughout the year.
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