Maldives Immigration has disclosed that the Maldives welcomed 1.67 million tourist in 2022.
According to the statistics publicized by Maldives Immigration, 184،051 tourists were welcomed to the Maldives in December 2022.
Looking at the monthly statistics publicized by the Ministry of Tourism, 131,764 tourists were welcomed during January, 149,008 tourist arrivals during February, 150,739 tourists welcomed during March and 145,280 tourists welcomed during April. 125,522 tourists were welcomed during May followed by 110,889 tourists in June and 133,561 tourists welcomed during July. In August, Maldives welcomed 131,862 tourists, followed by 111,986 in September.
In October, the archipelago nation observed 153,737 arrivals.
Maldives welcomed a total of 146,886 tourists during November.
The statistics go on to reveal that India remains the top source market for the archipelago nation’s tourism as the year drew closer to ending.
As such, India is the top tourist market for Maldives, contributing 14.5 percent of the total arrival figure as of December 26.
Second comes Russia, contributing 12 percent, followed by United Kingdom contributing 10.7 percent.
Maldives achieved its tourist arrival target for 2022, with the arrival of 1.6 millionth tourist, on 19 December.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in his address at the opening of the Parliament for the year on February 3, 2022, announced the administration's ambition to attract over 1.6 million tourists this year.
The Maldives reached the target with the combined efforts of relevant government agencies, the private sector, and industry stakeholders.
The golden jubilee year of tourism holds a record for milestones related to the tourism sector. As such, Maldives has been crowned the World’s Leading Destination thrice in a row.
Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom notes that this quick rebound of Maldives tourism to pre-pandemic level is a clear indication of the visionary leadership of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, sound tourism policies and the strong partnership between the government and the private sector.
In 2021, the Maldives achieved its target of attracting 1.3 million tourists two months before the year's end.