Maldives enjoyed the best numbers in tourist visits in 13 years last month, says Minister of Tourism, Ali Waheed.
In a press conference held by the Tourism Ministry, Minister Ali Waheed stated that this was the most number of tourists that has visited Maldives in a month since the devastating 2004 Tsunami which brought the whole country to a standstill. A total of 190,713 tourists visited the country last month, a 36.6% increase to the 163,114 tourists that visited in 2018.
Minister also highlighted that the past two months, were the months with the most number of tourist visits this year, accumulating to a total of 539,816 tourists that have visited Maldives this year, which is a 19% increase for the for first quarter compared to that of last year.
He also elaborated that this success was due to the political stability that came with the election of President Ibrahim Solih. He also stated that they feel a sense of joy as they can see the collective hard work everyone finally paying off.