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Maldives Tourism welcomes its first visitor for 2018


Maldives tourism officials rung in the New Year welcoming the destination’s first visitor of 2018. Georgina Holbrook, a British national arrived with her family on flydubai flight at Velana International Airport and was welcomed by officials of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), together with the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Airports Company (MACL) and representatives of Maldives Tourism industry.

The tourism authority with this event kicked off a fresh chapter of new goals and accomplishments. In the previous years, several events were concluded successfully which included welcoming the first visitor, 500K visitor the 750K visitor and One millionth visitor.

Haris Mohamed, Acting Managing Director of MMPRC awarded Holbrook with a congratulatory certificate and a special gift representing the traditional Maldivian culture and tourism. Furthermore, she was given a complimentary holiday package for seven nights including internal transfers, sponsored by Furaveri Island Resort which was presented by Hussain Hilmy, Chief Financial Officer of Furaveri Island Resort.

The British market has been one of the topmost markets to Maldives over the years. Until November 94,258 tourists arrived from the UK, which is a growth of 1.1% compared to the same period last year. In 2017, 1,389,548 tourists arrived in the Maldives which is a growth of 8.04 percent compared to 2016.