Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed stated that there was a 16% increase in tourists in the month of August 2019.
According to statistics published by the Ministry, a total of 139,338 tourists visited the Maldives in August, making it an increase of 12.4% compared to the same period last year. As by the end of August, a total of 1.13 million tourists have visited thus far.
The statistics also show that the highest number of visitors arrived from China, followed by India, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Based on the region, the highest number of arrivals were from Europe. The minister asl noted that there have been an increase in tourists fro the Unites States by 25.5%
In addition to this, the ministry revealed that 49,7315 tourist beds were registered by the end of August.