TRAVEL Over 1.4 million tourists visit Maldives in 2018

TRAVEL

Over 1.4 million tourists visit Maldives in 2018

Xinhua

23:34, January 18, 2019

MALE, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Over 1.4 million tourists arrived in the Maldives in 2018 which set a new record for the country's tourism sector, local media reports said here Friday.

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Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed told a media briefing that 1,484,276 tourists visited the Maldives last year, which was a 6.8 percent increase from the arrivals recorded in 2017.

The highest numbers of tourist arrivals were recorded from China and Germany.

The Maldivian government recently said China was one of the leading countries for Maldives' tourism, and the government was now carrying out mega marketing campaigns in many countries including China and was in talks with leading airlines to start direct flights between the two countries.

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