Visit Maldives Year

Visit Maldives Year: Travel News

Maldives is a dream destination for almost all of us travellers, and it’s good to share this happy news with everyone who is planning a trip to this exotic spot.  I know I am!

Maldives crossed a big milestone in the tourist arrival target of Visit Maldives Year with the welcoming of 750,000th tourist this morning.

Mr. Wang Shuai, a Chinese tourist, was the distinguished 750,000th tourist to the Maldives who arrived with his family at 06.53 hrs this morning on a Maldivian flight from Xian.

Wang Shuai and his family were warmly welcomed by the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Mr. Moosa Zameer Hassan, H. E. Mr. Wang Fukang the Ambassador of China to Maldives together with senior officials from the tourism industry, Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), Maldivian, Maldives Airports Company as well as the Maldives Immigration, at a ceremony held at the airport VIP lounge. Wang Shuai was presented with a commemorative plaque and a holiday in the Maldives sponsored by Meeru Island Resort & Spa.

Wang Shuai with his family, the 750,000 arrival in Maldives during the Visit Maldives Year
Wang Shuai with his family, the 750,000 arrival in Maldives during the Visit Maldives Year

Upon landing of the Maldivian flight, the guest was welcomed at the arrival terminal by officials of MMPRC in colourful Maldivian traditional attire with a welcome bouquet, and escorted to the arrival lounge. Mandhira Boduberu Group joined in escorting the family to the VIP lounge with a performance of traditional boduberu music and dance at this colourful event.

This is the third event held this year to celebrate the achievement of arrival milestones of Visit Maldives Year 2016. During the interview given to the media today by Wang Shuai, he expressed his excitement towards being the 750,000th visitor to Maldives. On this second trip to Maldives, he shared that his first trip to Maldives was for his honeymoon. He is also thrilled to have received the opportunity to experience Meeru Island Resort & Spa with his family during his next trip.

MMPRC officials with Wang Shuai and his family, the 750,000 arrival in Maldives during the Visit Maldives Year, Top Travel blog
MMPRC officials with Wang Shuai and his family, the 750,000 arrival in Maldives during the Visit Maldives Year

One of the important targets of Visit Maldives Year 2016 is to achieve 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year. Visit Maldives year events are being undertaken throughout the year locally and internationally. The biggest international event being the partnership with ITB, the biggest international tourism fair held in Berlin, Germany as the host country.

Upcoming events include Maldives Photography competition and Surfing Competition to be held in the Maldives. Tourism being the most important industry for Maldives, the VMY2016 campaign is expected to strengthen the industry giving more opportunities to locals to promote their products and services in a greater platform.

India remains an important source market to the Maldives, and one of the biggest booming outbound markets in the world. I am sure a lot of us are now even more excited about exploring Maldives.

Happy Travelling!

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

6 thoughts on “Visit Maldives Year: Travel News

    k v ramana

    (August 24, 2016 - 12:34 pm)

    Maldives is in my travel bucket.
    I just love the place and beaches.
    Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂


    (September 7, 2016 - 1:39 pm)

    I love Maldives and it has been one of the most exciting travel destination for me as well – been there about 4-5 times for work and ofcourse each trip had some off work activities too. I could never get enough of the blueness of the waters or the clear through view till the sea floor. You refreshed my memories. cheers


    (September 7, 2016 - 5:24 pm)

    Oh I would so love to visit Maldives. It’s on my list for long. And how lucky is the family 🙂 That’s a nice way to attract tourism too.

    Awkward Earthling

    (September 8, 2016 - 12:35 am)

    Maldives is on my list 🙂


    (September 8, 2016 - 12:56 am)

    Perfect guide for Maldives


    (November 22, 2016 - 7:56 pm)

    I love Maldives so much, we go there every year with our friends ! we charter our own private wooden vessel . According to me cruising is the most interesting and beautiful way to discover this fantastic country. We always book through a local travel agency ( ), they provide us with private vessel with crew, food, drinks , excursions and we cruise around Maldives , visiting deserted islands, local islands, snorkeling in tourists free area, massage on sandbank …. I miss maldives so much, looking forward going back there in March again 🙂

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