According to the results of May 2023, 12,2 thousand tourist arrivals from Russia were recorded in the Maldives. This means that Russia has dropped from the 1st to the 3rd place in terms of the number of tourists on the resort. Nowadays, India and China are the tourist leaders.
In May, “only” 12,1 thousand Russian tourists visited the Maldives. For 5 months of 2023, the islands received 94 thousand travelers from Russia, according to the statistics of the immigration service of the Maldives.
Thus, Russia in May lost the status of "market number one" for the Maldives. Ahead (2nd place in the TOP-3) is China with 15,2 thousand tourists in the Maldives. India also is in the lead, sending 20 000 tourists to the tropical islands in May 2023.
12 thousand tourists in the Maldives - this is almost 25% more than it was in May 2022 (8,8 thousand arrivals), but 37% less than it was in May of the record year 2021 (19,4 thousand arrivals).
This is due to the fact that Russian tour operators are expanding the range of offers and the Russians have more choice of places to stay. However, every tenth vacationer in the Maldives in May was a Russian. In total, 121 thousand tourists visited the islands over the fifth month of 2023.
In the summer season, hotels in the Maldives try to attract Russians with pleasant prices and additional bonuses. The average cost of a tour to the Maldives in May was about $ 5 950 for two persons for 10 days.