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UK Travellers Flock to the Maldives


The latest figures show an 11.2% increase in the number of UK travellers who visited the Maldives in the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017.

In total, 57,535 UK tourists arrived from January – June 2018, compared with 51,737 in 2017 and growth in June stays on trend. UK travellers represent the third largest inbound market after China and Germany.

The first six months of 2018 have seen 726,515 global tourists visit the Maldives, an increase of 10.5% when compared with the same period of last year.

This year, the Maldives will further confirm its status as one of the most attractive holiday destinations for UK tourists, with the opening of at least 23 new resorts.

Commenting on the increase of tourist arrivals, the Maldives minister of tourism, Moosa Zameer, said: “We are once again very pleased to see a notable increase in the number of UK and worldwide arrivals to the Maldives. The increase is a testament to the country’s world-class tourism industry.”

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