The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016. In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016.
Breaking Travel News talks to Haris Mohamed, managing director at the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, as the Indian Ocean archipelago is recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination and the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards.
The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has launched the Adventures of Maldives video competition to showcase the most exhilarating adventure activities on offer in the destination.
With the country taking the titles of Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination, Breaking Travel News talks to deputy minister of tourism Hussein Lirar about the titles and how they will help develop the hospitality sector in the Maldives.
VisitMaldives has announced an increase in visitor arrivals from the UK, with the 2016 figures revealing a 9.8 per cent increase in UK tourists during the year. The figures equate to 101,843 UK tourists visiting the Maldives compared to 92,775 in 2015.
Moosa Zameer, tourism minister, Maldives speaks to Breaking Travel News as the destination hosts the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. Maldives was recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination and the World’s Leading Beach Destination during the event, highlighting its success on the global stage.
Travelling to Maldives from Delhi has become even easier. Mega Maldives Airlines has announced its non-stop flights to Male from New Delhi which will start from November 15th, 2016. The brand new Boeing 737 Aircraft, has two seating configuration of 150 Economy and 12 Business class seats.
The Maldives welcomed an increase in visitor arrivals from the UK, with 2016 figures revealing an 11 per cent increase in UK tourists during the first eight months of 2016, equating to 76,083 UK tourists visiting the Maldives compared to 68,519 in 2015. Visitor numbers are expected to show a further increase and to support this fast expanding tourist industry, Visit Maldives has announced a number of new tourism developments taking place during 2017.