Tourist arrivals to Maldives so far this year has risen above 800,000.
Statistics released by Tourism Ministry show 838,225 tourists have visited Maldives as of July 6. The figure is higher than the 526,080 arrivals recorded in the same period last year.
Maldives has seen a daily average of 4,482 tourist arrivals this year. The average duration of stay is 8.1 days.
The top source market for tourist arrivals so far this year is India, followed by United Kingdom and Russia.
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Maldives, which enjoyed 1.7 million tourist arrivals in 2019, had been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic - recording only 555,494 arrivals in 2020. However, the sector is rebounding faster that initially projected, and the country ended 2021 with 1.3 million tourist arrivals, and with the title of World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards for the second year in the running.