MALE, March 22 (Xinhua) — Maldives recorded over 250,000 tourist arrivals between January and March this year, local media citing data from the Ministry of Tourism reported Monday.
Tourism Ministry data showed that the Maldives received 251,286 tourists from Jan. 1 to March 19, a 34.2-per cent decrease compared to arrivals over the same period last year.
According to statistics, the Maldives received an average of 3,222 tourist arrivals per day, spending an average of eight days in the country. The top sources of tourist arrivals in 2021 are India and Russia, representing 23.8 per cent and 21.7 per cent of all arrivals respectively.
Maldives reopened its borders to tourism on July 15, 2020, following a three-month closure as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data showed that 45,527 tourist beds are operational in the Maldives across 682 tourist facilities.
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