Visitor arrivals to Maldives up 15% in 2019

    Maldives‘ Ministry of Tourism reported (16-Jan-2020) visitor arrivals to the Maldives for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include:

    • Dec-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 171,348, +13.6% year-on-year;
        • Italy: 21,294, +19.7%;
        • India: 20,983, +43.1%;
        • China: 16,154, -3.5%;
        • UK: 11,977, +11.1%;
        • Germany: 11,393, +4.8%;
        • Russia: 9037, +26.4%;
        • France: 6847, +6.8%;
        • US: 6207, +22.5%;
        • Japan: 4425, -3.6%;
        • Switzerland: 3393, -1.7%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.7 million, +14.7% year-on-year;
        • China: 284,029, +0.3%;
        • India: 166,030, +83.5%;
        • Italy: 136,343, +29.5%;
        • Germany: 131,561, +11.9%;
        • UK: 126,199, +10.1%;
        • Russia: 83,369, +17.5%;
        • US: 54,474, +27.0%;
        • France: 59,738, +18.3%;
        • Japan: 44,251, +4.6%;
        • Australia: 39,938, +7.2%.