Maldives records a million tourist arrivals


COLOMBO
The Maldives has reached its tourism target of one million arrivals for the current year, according to statistics released by the government.

Maldives Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adheeb said that by the end of last Sunday, tourist arrivals for 2013 had reached 1,000,203, Xinhua reported citing local media Tuesday.

“We achieved our target on Nov 24, I’d like to share this great news with you,” he said.
This year, tourist arrivals were highest from Asian and European countries.

Adheeb said tireless efforts were made to achieve this target amid serious political challenges, and that a higher target will be set for next year.

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