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UK visitors drive up tourism figures in the Maldives


The Maldives has announced a 9.3 percent year-on-year increase on the number of UK travellers who visited the country in February 2018, welcoming a total of 11,362 tourists from the UK, compared with 10,395 who visited during February 2017.

Furthermore, 20,804 UK travellers visited the Maldives during the first two months of 2018, representing a 9.4 percent growth in numbers when compared with the same period of 2017, during which the Maldives welcomed 19,025 UK travellers.

Worldwide visitor arrivals also saw a 19.2 percent year-on-year increase in February, with a total of 144,286 global travellers visiting the Maldives.

Speaking about the announcement, Mohamed Haris, managing director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation, said: “The UK is one of the Maldives’ most important long-haul inbound markets, representing over seven percent of total visitors so we are very pleased to once again see an increase in the number of travellers from the United Kingdom.

“With several new tourism developments taking place in the Maldives this year, including a new runway and terminal being built at Velana International Airport and 23 new resorts scheduled to open by 2019, our tourism infrastructure is continuing to expand which will provide visitors with even more choice when visiting the Maldives.”

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