Tourism Ministry of the Maldives has stated that 1.4 million tourists visited the Maldives in 2018.
Speaking at a press conference held by the ministry today, Tourism Minister Mr.Ali Waheed said that 1,484,276 tourists visited the Maldives in 2018. According to the records published by the ministry 1.7 million tourists visited the Maldives in 2017.
Majority of the tourists to the Maldives last year are from China while Germany holds the second place.
Tourism Minister Mr.Ali Waheed thanked everyone who works in the tourism sector noting that it was their hard work which increased tourist arrivals last year. In addition, Mr.Ali Waheed said that the government is in talks with CNN and National Geographic Channel to advertise the Maldives via these channels.