Maldives tourism sees strong rebound

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Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, around 5,000 tourists arrived here and 3,000 this year….reports Asian Lite News

More than 5,100 tourists landed in Maldives on Monday, the highest daily record yet in 2021, local media reported.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, around 5,000 tourists arrived here and 3,000 this year.

The island country received 160,000 tourists between January 1 and February 20 this year, who were mainly from India, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, Xinhua reported.

The tourism ministry aims to attract a total of 1.5 million tourists to the country by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday strongly supported the candidature of Maldives’ foreign minister Abdulla Shahid for President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly next year.

During his visit to the Maldives, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that Shahid, with his vast diplomatic experience and leadership qualities is, in India’s view, the best equipped to preside over the General Assembly of 193 nations of the world. “We will work together to make this a reality,” he said.

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