Visitor arrivals to Maldives up 15% in 1Q2019, led by arrivals from China

    Maldives‘ Ministry of Tourism reported (20-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to Maldives for Mar-2019 and the three months ended Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 162,843, +22.0% year-on-year;
        • China: 19.479, +47.5%;
        • Italy: 18,285, +38.5%;
        • Germany: 16,320, +11.1%;
        • UK: 12,377, +4.6%;
        • India: 11,836, +141%;
        • Russia: 9282, +18.0%;
        • France: 8809, +36.5%;
        • US: 6583, +62.8%;
        • Japan: 4080, +7.7%;
        • Switzerland: 3911, +4.0%;
    • Three months ended Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 482,978, +15.0% year-on-year;
        • China: 76,568, +5.6%;
        • Italy: 52,848, +27.4%;
        • Germany: 37,279, +13.6%;
        • UK: 36,116, +10.7%;
        • India: 36,053, +85.5%;
        • France: 26,692, +28.0%;
        • Russia: 26,284, +7.7%;
        • US: 16,339, +43.8%;
        • Japan: 11,163, +4.9%;
        • Switzerland: 10,696, -1.1%.