2008 News Archive - Holidays - Maximum tourism targeted by Maldives

03 04 2008

The Maldives have reported an increased in tourist arrivals and airlines opting to fly to the destination.

MSNBC reports that the archipelago is also investing in the construction of 50 new resorts over the course of the next four years, according to Routes News.

Tourism draws in the country's main investment and provides employment for the island state and the government is looking to promote tourism, while maintaining an eco-friendly "one resort per island" policy, it is reported.

"The Maldives has an Open Skies policy and we will always welcome new airlines that want to do business here. Tourism is the main source of income for the country so we will do whatever we can to support new services and products," Abdulla Naim, deputy director of the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, told MSNBC.

Comprising 1,192 islands, the Maldives is a popular holiday destination for both families, couples and honeymooners.

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