Home Outbound International India maintains its position as the leading source market for tourist arrivals...

India maintains its position as the leading source market for tourist arrivals in Maldives in 2021


For two years in a row, India has been the largest tourist source market for Maldives. A total of 291,787 Indian tourists travelled to the island nation in 2021, representing 22 per cent market share, as compared to 222,422 visitors from Russia (17 per cent), according to the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism (MoT). Indians contributed the largest number of international tourist arrivals to Maldives in 2020 as well.

With stunning landscapes, world-class resorts, and a wide variety of activities for all age groups, the South Asian nation has been a major attraction for Indian celebrities and public alike. It has clearly become a favourite hotspot among celebs to celebrate special occasions and to spend some quality time with their families. From Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna choosing the destination to celebrate the latter’s birthday, to Bollywood’s power couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan celebrating daughter Aaradhya’s 10th birthday in the island nation, the Maldives boasts welcoming some of the most famous celebrities of India.

One of the most popular couples in the television industry, Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu, joined this long list of celebs as they took off to the Maldives with their three daughters. The couple shared updates from the family holiday on social media, enjoying the sunny skies, vast beaches and having a great time together. They stayed at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa where a surprise post birthday celebration for their twin daughters’ fifth birthday was organised by the resort at a sand bank.

Maldives is also extremely popular among Bollywood couples. From Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, to Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor, several lovebirds have chosen Maldives to rekindle their romance against the stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches and sky-blue water.

Often thought of as a destination for couples’ holidays and honeymoons, the Maldives has emerged to be a perfect place to holiday with family and friends. From adventure and celebrations to family time and unique experiences, this island nation offers a myriad of experiences making it a great choice for all kinds of visitors.