Maldives registers a 3.3 percent growth in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012 22:22

A total of 255,867 tourist arrivals were registered from January to March 2012. This is an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the same period in 2011.

Central and Eastern Europe recorded a growth of 15.7 percent, Western Europe registered 10 percent, East Mediterranean Europe recorded 30.6 percent, North East Asia 12.8 percent, South East Asia 12.1 percent, Oceania 26.2 percent, Americas 8.8 percent, and Middle East 77.8 percent. However, Southern Europe the centre of European Economic crisis recorded a negative growth of -24.9 percent. Northern Europe also recorded -9.2 percent mainly due to economic recession in the UK. >> Read More


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