Over 70,000 tourist arrivals from China

More than 71,000 tourists have visited the Maldives from China thus far this year.

Statistics show the number of visitors to the Maldives increased by 13.6 percent compared to the same period last year. According to the Tourism Ministry, a total of 650,404 tourists have visited the Maldives so far this year, of which 10.9 percent - 71,136- were Chinese tourists.

Top 10 source markets for Maldives tourism

hina: 71,136 tourists
Russia: 65,898 tourists
UK: 65,731 tourists
Italy: 60,709 tourists
Germany: 51,075 tourists
India: 36,840 tourists
France: 24,716 tourists
United States: 22,508 tourists
Switzerland: 15,928 tourists
Poland: 14,398 tourists

The Maldives currently receives an average of 6,570 tourists per day. The tourism-dependent archipelago has 1,180 tourism facilities, including 175 resorts, 843 guesthouses, 147 safari vessels, and 15 hotels.