Over 100,000 tourist arrivals recorded in September

Ministry of Tourism has revealed over 100,000 tourists have visited the Maldives so far this month.

Statistics from the ministry revealed 102,745 tourist arrivals have been recorded from September 1-26. The number of arrivals in September is 2.5% higher than the 100,221 tourist visits recorded in the same period in 2019 and 1,137% higher than in 2020. The statistics reveal tourist arrivals have been increasing each month, with 92,103 tourist arrivals in January, 96,882 arrivals in February, and 109,585 arrivals in March.

Additionally, a total of 91,200 tourists visited the Maldives in April, 64,613 tourists visited in May, 56,166 visited in June, 101,818 in July, and 143,599 in August. As such, the total number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives so far this year is currently at 858,711. The statistics also show the daily number of tourist arrivals this month peaked at 4,862 visits on September 12, while the average number of arrivals this year is 3,800.

Meanwhile, most tourist arrivals were recorded from India, which accounts for 23% of the total tourist arrivals in the Maldives, and the second-highest number of tourists came from Russia with 20%. The latest statistics from the tourism ministry also show tourists stay in the Maldives for an average of eight days.

Currently, there are 882 tourist facilities open in the Maldives, amounting to 51,038 beds.