The Maldives has received over 100,000 tourists thus far in September, the tourism ministry has revealed.
So far in 2021, a total of 858,771 tourists have visited the nation, with the government expecting more than 1 million tourist arrivals by the end of the year.
According to tourism ministry data, a total of 102,742 visitor arrivals were reported as of September 26, representing a 2.5 percent increase over the same period in 2019.
In September, the average number of visitors per day was 3,952, with a stay of 8 to 9 days. Furthermore, the highest number of visitor arrivals in a single day was achieved on September 12, with 4,862 arrivals.
India had the greatest number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives in 2021, followed by Russia, Germany, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. Maldives now has 883 facilities and 51,056 beds available to tourists visiting the nation.
The number of tourists visiting the island country has grown significantly since the reopening of borders to South Asian travelers in July. The Maldives’ placement on the UK’s COVID-19 travel green list is expected to increase tourist numbers as more European travelers arrive.