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Middle East, a prominent market for the Maldives


Maldives has been consistently rated as the top destination to visit by several Media houses, publications and broadcast channels in the Middle East. As a desirable country to visit, travellers from the Middle East are flocking to the island nation and the growth is being fuelled by strong airline connections and the visa on arrival facility that Maldives offers. The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives indicates a 5.9% increase in traffic from the Middle East to the Maldives from Jan-Dec 2018 as compared to 2017, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism. These figure speak volumes of the growth and the impetus that the tourism industry of Maldives is growing through.

In 2018, the Maldives further confirmed its status as one of the most attractive holiday destinations for Middle East tourists, with the opening of at least 23 new resorts.

Efforts from the Tourism ministry combined with the unparalleled service, luxury and levels of hospitality and privacy that Maldivian resorts offer, will definitely spill over in 2019 as well and ring in unprecedented arrival numbers for Maldives from the Middle East market in the coming year as well.