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.

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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.

Source: The Kuoni Worldwide Trends Report 2018

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