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Male’, Maldives, 20th March 2024 – The Maldives has achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing 500,000 tourist arrivals since the beginning of 2024, signaling a robust and ongoing recovery in its tourism sector. As of March 17th, the island nation has welcomed a total of 513,377 tourists, showcasing a promising resurgence in visitor numbers.

China emerges as the leading source market for the Maldives, with 60,699 visitors constituting 11.8% of the total arrivals. Following closely behind is Russia, contributing 52,385 tourists, equivalent to a 10.2% market share. Italy maintains a strong presence with 49,480 arrivals, accounting for 9.6% of the total, while the UK follows closely with 46,849 visitors, representing 9.1% of the arrivals.

Other notable contributors to the Maldives’ tourism influx include Germany with 35,761 visitors, India with 31,028 visitors, France with 20,906 visitors, the United States with 16,960 visitors, Poland with 12,570 visitors, and Switzerland with 11,787 visitors.

The average duration of a tourist’s stay in the Maldives currently stands at 7.8 days, indicating a significant surge in visitor numbers compared to the same period in previous years. These statistics underscore the enduring allure of the Maldives as a premier holiday destination, drawing travelers from around the world seeking unparalleled natural beauty, luxury, and relaxation.

The Maldives’ tourism sector’s remarkable recovery is a testament to the nation’s resilience and its commitment to providing a safe and unforgettable experience for visitors amid global challenges. With its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and world-class hospitality, the Maldives continues to enchant and captivate travelers, solidifying its position as a coveted destination for holidaymakers worldwide.

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