The first tourist resort was opened in 1972. At present there are 87 resorts and a large number of cruise vessels that operate in the tourism industry. The number of tourist arrivals reached 429,700 in the year 2000 and is expected to grow by 8% during the year 2001. About 79% of tourists originated from Europe, mainly from Italy and Germany, United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.
However tourist arrivals from Asia is becoming increasingly important comprising 17 percent of all arrivals in the year. Japanese tourists continue to dominate the Asian market with 54% of the total arrivals from Asia in 1999.
A visit to Sea and Sun, offers travel tour booking and travel packages to Tourist destinations located in Maldives. For more information or to book a tour please enter your query in the form below