Tourists' average stay at Maldives resorts bump by 14.9%

The tourist bed-nights in Maldives; based on collective data from all operating resort outlets in the island nation, has bumped to 14.9 percent by April 2018.

Tourism Ministry released statistics indicate the tourist bed-nights until April 2018 from the starting point of the year had reached 3,522,497 whereas in 2017 the bed-nights reached to 3,065,469 during the same period.

The statistical report also confirms local resort slips comprised of a total of 37,237 beds during the first four months of 2017 while the capacity had increased to 41,076 beds by April of 2018 marking a growth in bed-capacity by 11.4 percent.

The tourist average-stay; or the number of nights they spend for vacation in resort islands in Maldives, increased from 6.4 to 6.5 in 2018.

Tourism Ministry confirms Maldives has been visited by 539,816 holidaymakers over the months passed in 2018 whereas the same period in 2017 had seen only 478,827 visitors flocking to the island nation. This marks a significant 12.7% increase in tourists visiting Maldives.

A total of 119,774 tourists visited the Indian Ocean archipelago in May 2018 alone, marking a 0.1% increase from 2017's 119,713 visitors.

Looking at the prominent tourist markets; China shows a visible slip from the number of visitors flying in as last year's 20,975 travelers during the first five months had dropped to 15,093 in the same period in 2018; marking a 28% plummet in the market.

UK originated travelers to Maldives hit 10,866 for the first five months of 2018 which is a 15.4% jump from 9,417 tourists in 2017. Russian tourists reached 6,433 by end of May in 2018 which is a 19.1% from the 5,400 visitors during the same period last year.