Tourist arrivals to the Maldives up 20 percent on same period last year

Tourist arrivals at Maldives have increased by nearly 20 percent in the first five months of 2010 compared to last year, according to the Tourism Ministry.

338,582 tourists visited Maldives between January and May, compared to 282,518 tourists during that period last year,
an increase of 56,064 tourists according to Department of Immigration figures.

ourist numbers increased by over 35 percent for the month of May, from 43,154 in 2009, to 58,324 this year.

Tourist arrivals for first five months of this year are over seven percent higher than for the same period during the boom year of

Maldives’ 91 resorts had a steady occupancy rate of 82.3 percent.