Maldives reaches latest tourism arrivals milestone


Wang Shuai and family arrive in the Maldives

Maldives crosses another milestone in the tourist arrival target of Visit Maldives Year with the welcoming of 750,000th tourist this morning.

Wang Shuai, a tourist from China, was the distinguished 750,000th tourist to the Maldives who arrived with his family at 06:53 on a Maldivian flight from Xian.

Wang Shuai and his family were warmly welcomed by minister of tourism, Moosa Zameer Hassan, the ambassador of China to Maldives, Wang Fukang, and senior officials from the tourism industry,

Wang Shuai was presented with a commemorative plaque and a holiday in the Maldives sponsored by Meeru Island Resort & Spa.

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Upon landing of the Maldivian flight, the guest was welcomed at the arrival terminal by officials of MMPRC in colourful Maldivian traditional attire with a welcome bouquet, and escorted to the arrival lounge.

Mandhira Boduberu Group joined in escorting the family to the VIP lounge with a performance of traditional boduberu music and dance at this colourful event.

This is the third event held this year to celebrate the achievement of arrival milestones of Visit Maldives Year 2016.

During the interview given to the media today by Wang Shuai, he expressed his excitement towards being the 750,000th visitor to Maldives.

On this second trip to Maldives, he shared that his first trip to Maldives was for his honeymoon.

One of the important targets of Visit Maldives Year 2016 is to achieve 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year.

Visit Maldives year events are being undertaken throughout the year locally and internationally.

The biggest international event being the partnership with ITB, the biggest international tourism fair held in Berlin, Germany as the host country.