Tourists finding Maldives too pricy

A recent survey conducted by various travel magazines has found 80% of respondents feel that prices in the Maldives are too high.

According to Miadhu, 140 tourists were questioned over seven days as part of the survey. Many claimed they they would rather experience the true beauty of the Maldives and experience local cuisine rather than pay top dollar for imported food and sit in a room with expensive decorations.

While the development of mid-range tourist resorts  has been considered, the influence of the upscale tourism sector remains strong in the country.