Russian Tourist Market Dominates with 18% of Arrivals in 2023

According to the Tourism Ministry, 10,600 tourists from Russia have arrived in the Maldives within the past ten days, representing 18% of all tourist arrivals for the year thus far.

Russia was the second largest source of tourists for the Maldives last year, with 200,000 visitors, and remains a major market for the country this year. Italy has also been a significant source of tourists, with 7,700 visitors. India, which was the leading source of tourists for the Maldives last year, has seen 5,100 visitors this year.

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The number of tourists arriving in the Maldives has been 14% higher than in the same period last year, averaging 5,300 visitors per day over the past 10 days. The government has set a target to attract 2 million tourists this year.

As of December 31, 2022, there were 1,208 tourist accommodation facilities in operation, including resorts, marinas, guesthouses, safari vessels, and hotels, with a total capacity of 59,657 beds.

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