The sun continues to shine gold on the shores of Maldives as the
country kicked off its Golden Jubilee Year of tourism to a strong start,
with 498,235 visitor arrivals recorded between 1 January and 13 April.
The number of visitor arrivals over these four months have increased
by 45.3% compared to the arrivals recorded within the same period last
year. However, this year’s arrivals still show a dip of 9.7% from the
arrivals recorded in 2019.
The Ministry of Tourism broke down the total figure throughout Q1 2022:
• January — 131,764 tourists
• February — 149,008 tourists
• March — 150,739 tourists
• April — 66,724 tourists (recorded up to 13 April)
Tourists who have vacationed in the Maldives this year are further
observed to spend an average of eight days. Daily arrivals maintain at
an average of 4,837.
Having dropped its mask mandate and other remaining Covid-19
restrictions on 13 March, the country seems poised to gain more traction
with travellers throughout the rest of the year, and may just achieve
President Solih’s aim of welcoming 1.6 million tourists in 2022.