Tourist arrivals in the Maldives has increased by 25 percent for the month of February this year compared to February 2012.
Tourism Ministry statistics show Maldives has seen a total of 104,745 tourist visits during February this year, whereas February of 2012 had seen a total of 82,252 tourist visits, which shows a 25.8 percent increase.
The larger share of tourists was dominated by the Asian market last month.
The most number of tourist arrivals from a single country was seen from China last month, which also holds the current majority of tourists to the country overall. Maldives saw a total of 33,592 tourists from China during February.
Reflecting on the traditional market, statistics show that Maldives saw a total of 54,095 tourist arrivals from the whole of Europe in February, a 6.2 percent increase compared to the arrivals seen in February 2012. The maximum number of tourists were seen from Italy, a total of 7,832 and the second most number of tourists were seen from France, a total of 7,832. A total of 7,755 tourists arrived from Germany and 5,370 tourists from Russia during the month of February.
Regional statistics show that while a total of 54,095 tourists arrived from Europe, a total of 45,774 tourists arrived from Asia. It is an increase of 43.7 percent compared to the last year’s February. Maldives also saw 2,541 tourists from the Americas last month.