Some 318, 723 tourists arrived Maldives by end of June - Ministry

Friday, 24 July 2009 20:09

Some 318,723 foreign tourists visited Maldives from 1 January - 30 June this year tourism ministry statistics have revealed. According to the ministry this is 10.5 percent reduction when compared to same period last year.
Statistics indicate tourist arrivals in June this year dropped by 10.1 percent when compared to in June last year. In June this year, 36,205 tourists arrived in Maldives while in June 2008, tourist arrivals were 40, 283.

Looking at tourist arrivals by end of June, the top 10 countries from where tourists arrived most were Italy, UK, Germany, France, China, Russia, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and Korea. In this regard, some 51,542 Italians visited Maldives by end of June while 51,069 tourists arrived from UK. German tourist arrivals by end of June this year were 33,748 while some 29,023 tourists arrived from France and 21,306 Chinese tourists’ arrived Maldives by end of June this year.

Looking at tourist arrivals for the past 6 months of this year, least number of tourist arrivals were in February and March.

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