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Maldives to open more resorts to boost tourism

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that 20 new luxury resorts will be opened in the island country in 2019 to boost the number of tourist arrivals.
Feb 9, 2019
MALE: Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that 20 new luxury resorts will be opened in the island country in 2019 to boost the number of tourist arrivals.
 
Solih said the new resorts would increase the bed capacity in the Indian Ocean island nation to over 47,000 and this would help Maldives achieve its target of attracting 1.5 million tourists by the end of the year and 2.5 million tourists per year by 2022.
 
The President on Friday also said mega marketing campaigns were underway to further enhance Maldives' exposure in foreign markets.
 
In 2018, the Maldives attracted 1.4 million tourists and, by the year end, the country had 145 resorts and 521 guesthouses, with a bed capacity of 44,800.
 
Indians and Chinese are among the highest number of visitors to the Maldives.

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