TOURISM YEARBOOK 2018 Ministry of Tourism also acknowledges with appreciation the Maldives tourism industry

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  • YEARBOOK 2018 TOURISM

  • Tourism YEARBOOK 2018 Ministry of Tourism Republic of Maldives

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    Copyright ©Ministry of Tourism, 2018 Tourism Yearbook 2018 Produced and Published by; Statistics & Research Section Ministry of Tourism 5th Floor, Velaanaage Ameer Ahmed Magu Male’ 20094 Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 3022 200 Fax: +960 332 2512 E-mail: stat@tourism.gov.mv Website: www.tourism.gov.mv Data Compilation & Verification: Statistics & Research Section Ministry of Tourism Layout & Design: Statistics & Research Section Ministry of Tourism

    mailto:stat@tourism.gov.mv http://www.tourism.gov.mv/

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    Except where otherwise indicated, data used in this publication have been collected from relevant Government Authorities and the Maldives tourism industry. The Ministry of Tourism wishes to express its gratitude to the following government institutions for their contribution in the compilation of this publication;

    Ministry of Finance and Treasury Maldives Emigration National Bureau of Statistics Maldives Inland Revenue Authority Maldives Monetary Authority Maldives Customs Services Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies / Maldives National University

    Ministry of Tourism also acknowledges with appreciation the Maldives tourism industry for their continued cooperation and assistance in the compilation of data for this publication.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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    INTRODUCTION

    Tourism Yearbook 2018 has been produced and published by the Statistics & Research Section of the Ministry of Tourism. This publication briefly presents the overall performance of the tourism industry of the Maldives through 2013 to 2017. This publication is divided into 6 sections

    1. Tourist Accommodation 2. Tourist Arrival Trends 3. Economic Indicators 4. Airline Statistics 5. Additional Tables 6. Tourism Highlights 2017

    Each section provides important data and information. Together, the sections provide a comprehensive picture of tourism in the Maldives.

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    Table of Contents Acknowledgements.......................................................................................................................... iii Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... iv SECTION 1 - TOURIST ACCOMMODATION 1.1 Accommodation Facilities ………………………………..………………………………………………………..….……….1

    Table 1: Accommodation Establishments & Bed Capacity, 2013 - 2017 .............................1 1.2 Distribution of Accommodation Facilities by Atolls …………………………………………………………………3

    Table 2: Accommodation Facilities by Atolls, 2017.…...........................................................3 1.3 Capacity & Utilization ……………………………………………………………………………………………………...……..3

    Table 3: Bed Nights, Occupancy Rate & Average Duration of Stay, 2013 - 2017...................4 Figure 1: Bed Nights vs. Occupancy Rate, 2013 - 2017 ……….………...………………………………….5 Table 4: Occupancy Rates of Resorts & Hotels by Month, 2013 – 2017 ...............................5

    SECTION 2 - TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS 2.1 Global Arrival Trends ..................................................................................................................7

    Table 5: International Tourist Arrivals Worldwide, 2013 - 2017 ..........................................7 2.2 Maldives Arrival Trends ………......................................................................................................8

    Table 6: Monthly Arrivals to the Maldives, 2013 - 2017 ......................................................8 2.3 Tourist Arrivals by Regions ………................................................................................................ 9

    Figure 2: Market Share by Regions, 2013 - 2017 .................................................................9 2.4 Top Ten Markets, 2017 .............................................................................................................11

    Table 7: Tourist Arrivals and Market Share of Top Ten Markets, 2017 ...............................11 2.4.1. China…………………………………………………………….………………………………….……..………..12

    Table 8: Chinese Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ………………………………………….…...12 Figure 3: Chinese Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………….......................................12 Figure 4: Chinese Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017 .......................................................12

    2.4.2. Germany ……………………………..……………………………………………………………………………13 Table 9: German Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ……………………………………………....13 Figure 5: German Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 ………………….................................13 Figure 6: German Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.......................................................13

    2.4.3. United Kingdom (U.K.) ……………………………..………………………………………………..………14 Table 10: U.K. Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 …………………………………………………...14 Figure 7: U.K. Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 ………………….......................................14 Figure 8: U.K. Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017............................................................14

    2.4.4. Italy ……………………………..…………………………………………………………………………..………15 Table 11: Italian Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ………………………………………….……..15 Figure 9: Italian Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………...................................15 Figure 10: Italian Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.......................................................15

    2.4.5. India ………..………………….…………………………….……………………………………………..………16 Table 12: Indian Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ………………………………………………...16 Figure 11: Indian Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………...................................16 Figure 12: Indian Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.......................................................16

    2.4.6. Russia ……………………………..………………………………….………………………………..……..……17 Table 13: Russian Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ……………………………………………...17 Figure 13: Russian Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………................................17 Figure 14: Russian Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017......................................................17

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    2.4.7. France ……………………………..………………………………………………………………….…..……… 18 Table 14: French Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ………………………………………………...18 Figure 15: French Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………..................................18 Figure 16: French Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.......................................................18

    2.4.8. Japan ……………………………..………………..…………………………….……………………..…..…… 19 Table 15: Japanese Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 …………………………………………...19 Figure 17: Japanese Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 ………………….............................19 Figure 18: German Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.....................................................19

    2.4.9. U.S.A ……………………………..…………………………………………………………….…………..………20 Table 16: U.S.A Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ………………………………………….….....20 Figure 19: U.S.A Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………...................................20 Figure 20: U.S.A Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017........................................................20

    2.4.10. Korea ……………………………..………………………………….……………………………………..………21 Table 17: Korean Arrivals and Growth Rate, 2013 - 2017 ……………………………………………...21 Figure 21: Korean Arrivals & Market Share, 2013 - 2017 …………………................................21 Figure 22: Korean Monthly Arrival Trends, 2013 - 2017.....................................................21

    SECTION 3 - ECONOMIC INDICATORS 3.1 Tourism Contribution to GDP ……………………………………………………………………………

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