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Tourist arrivals down by two percent in March

Two tourists being served at Sun Island Resort & Spa. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU

With a decrease in arrivals from China, the total number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives dropped by 2.1 percent in March, announced the Ministry of Tourism.

This is the first time that tourist influx to the Maldives dropped this year. The number of tourists hailing from the archipelago’s largest market of China went down by 16 percent with only 18,203 tourists.

According to Tourism Ministry’s statistics, the Maldives recorded total 112,665 tourist arrivals in March, while the number in the same period last year was 115, 131.

Statistics show that tourist arrivals from the Maldives’ main European markets had also significantly dropped. Tourists from the United Kingdom went down by 9.3 percent to 11,095 and arrivals from Germany by 23 percent to 10,216. However, the number of tourists from Italy had spiked by nine percent.

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