Italy emerges as the second-largest tourist market for the Maldives

Italy has emerged as the second-largest tourist market for the Maldives.

A total of 23,749 tourists visited the Maldives from Italy as of Tuesday, according to figures released by the Tourism Ministry. This figure accounts for 10 percent of the total 236,730 tourists visiting the Maldives thus far this year.

The number of tourists visiting the country so far this year has increased by 13.7 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the ministry.

Top 10 source markets for Maldives tourism

China - 28,304 tourists
Italy - 23,749 tourists
Russia - 23,399 tourists
United Kingdom - 19,897 tourists
India - 17,794 tourists
Germany - 14,558 tourists
France - 8,302 tourists
United States - 7,997 tourists
Poland - 6,629 tourists
Switzerland - 5,130 tourists

Currently, the Maldives welcomes an average of 6,398 tourists daily, supporting the thriving tourism industry. The country boasts 175 resorts, 816 guesthouses, 140 safari vessels, and 15 hotels.