Statistics published by Tourism Ministry has revealed that the number of tourist arrivals from the United States of America has risen significantly over the period of 2016 as well in 2017 and continues to escalate.
According to the Tourism Ministry, United States of America (U.S.A) made it to the top 10 markets visiting Maldives at 9th place with over 35 thousand arrivals in 2016. The top 10 markets are made up of China, Germany, U.K, Italy, India, Russia, France, Japan, U.S and Switzerland.
In reviewing the tourist arrivals between January to June of 2017, it is evident that U.S arrivals increased by 19.4 % this year compared to the same period of last year. This year, between January to June, 18,267 tourists arrived from the U.S while it totalled to 15,295 same period of last year.
This is the first time U.S has made it to the top 10 markets list of Maldives. Tourists from U.S is seeing a rise year by year. It is strongly believed that this is due to an older population choosing to travel to further destinations as well as a rise in disposable income.