The Maldives remain Kuoni’s biggest selling destination for a staggering 15th consecutive year – and the Indian Ocean archipelago is showing no signs of slowing down.
According to local tourism authorities, the number of arrivals from the UK showed an 18.7 per cent year-on-year increase in November 2017, boosted perhaps by the country’s expansion of hotels with at least 27 resorts having opened in the Maldives since 2013.
Beyond the honeymoon market, the Maldives has broadened its appeal for families, solo and millennial travellers. A further 23 resorts are scheduled to open in 2018 and 2019, so it’s reputation as an innovative and style-setting destination continues.
New to Kuoni for 2018 is The Floating Resort by Scubaspa, a unique concept combining exceptional spa experiences with unforgettable scuba diving which will appeal to customers asking for a Maldives cruise option. Also exclusive to Kuoni from May 2018 will be a new island resort called Bathala, which has recently changed hands and is a favourite of the diving community – more details will follow later in the year.