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The Maldives announces 9.3% increase in UK visitor numbers

The Maldives announces 9.3% increase in UK visitor numbers

The Maldives has announced a 9.3% 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% growth in numbers when compared with the same period of 2017, during which the Maldives welcomed 19,025 UK travelers.

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

Speaking about the announcement, Mr Mohamed Haris, Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), said, “The UK is one of the Maldives’ most important long-haul inbound markets, representing over 7% 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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