We said a temporary goodbye for our prestigious tourism industry for a period of almost three months due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country. When the tourist activities resumed on July, it would not be a lie if I say that many of us had little hope for a positive outcome; but, we have been proven wrong, especially during the span of this month!
Not only did we hit our forecast tourist arrival mark of 21,000 in this month, we also recorded the highest number of daily tourist arrivals just yesterday, amounting to 1582 persons. On the occasion, Minister of Tourism, His Excellency, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom congratulated and thanke d all tourist industry partners and related authorities via Twitter recognizing their contributions to reach this milestone. Persons working in the industry is hopeful to welcome at least 500k by the end of the year. In order to do so, 80k tourists must arrive to the country within the remaining days of the year. As the upcoming period will be the winter season, the tourist arrivals are expected to increase significantly as Maldives is an ideal winter holiday destination owing to its tropical climate.