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Ministry of Tourism has revealed over 600,000 tourist arrivals have been recorded so far this year.
The statistics from the tourism ministry show that 617,719 tourists have visited the Maldives as of May 8, which is a 50% increase compared to the arrivals recorded in the same period last year. The statistics show a total of 131,764 arrivals were recorded in January, 149,008 arrivals were recorded in February, and 134,914 arrivals were recorded so far in March. Moreover, the tourism ministry recorded 145,279 tourist arrivals in April and 40,929 tourist arrivals so far in May.
As per statistics, the figure as of May 8 this year is an increase of 28% compared to the 31,879 tourist arrivals recorded in May 2019. The highest number of tourists arrived from the UK this year with 12.8% of the total arrivals and India is the second-highest with 12.4% of arrivals.
The government is holding events throughout 2022 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Maldives Tourism this year. The tourism ministry and stakeholders of the tourism industry are working to register 1.6 million tourist arrivals this year.