NewsJanuary 10, 2024

Maldives Sees 12% Increase in Tourist Arrivals in 2023

Maldives witnessed an impressive upswing in tourist arrivals as 2023 drew to a close, with a 12% increase compared to the previous year, as reported by Maldives Immigration.

The Maldives, initially aiming to draw 1.8 million tourists in 2023, not only achieved but exceeded this target, hosting a total of 1,878,539 visitors.  Which is a substantial increase from the 1,675,303 tourists who visited in 2022.


Maldives welcomed an average of 6,280 tourists daily, with the busiest day hitting a peak of 8,054 visitors. Even on the calmest day, the country hosted 4,967 tourists, as per immigration statistics. December alone witnessed a robust tourism presence, with 194,691 tourists choosing Maldives as their holiday destination.

As the tourism sector continues to thrive, the government has set its sights on an ambitious goal for 2024, targeting 2 million tourists.

Currently, the Maldives boasts 1,145 operational tourist accommodations with a bed capacity exceeding 61,750. The tourism minister has announced plans to bring in 12 to 15 new resorts in the next year, enhancing the country’s tourism infrastructure.