The Maldives has announced an 18.7% increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016.

In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the destination during November last year, compared with 8,073 in November 2016. Furthermore, UK visitors represented 7.9% of all visitors to the Maldives in November 2017, with a total of 94,258 UK visitors travelling to the Maldives in the first 11 months of 2017, a 1.1% year-on-year increase.

This was on trend with a 6.8% increase in the number of international tourist arrivals witnessed by the island nation when compared with the same period in 2016, with the total number of arrivals in 2017 standing at 1,246,502 by the end of November.

To support the increasing demand for tourism in the Maldives, the country will welcome several new tourism developments during 2018, including expansion plans at the recently rebranded Velana International Airport and the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge in July 2018.

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