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To u r i s m YEARBOOK 2010

Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Republic of Maldives


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Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Republic of Maldives


Š Copyright Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, 2010 Tourism Yearbook 2010 ISBN 99915-96-09-7 First Print: October 2010

Produced and Published by Statistics & Research Section Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture 5th Floor, Velaanaage Ameer Ahmed Magu Male’ 20094 Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 332 3224 Fax: +960 332 2512 E-mail: stat@tourism.gov.mv Website: www.tourism.gov.mv Data Compilation & Verification: Mariyam Sharmeela, Silma Ali, Aishath Yamna

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e Foreword

Welcome to the Tourism Yearbook 2010! It is with great pleasure that we present to you this annual publication of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Tourism being the main economic industry of the country, timely dissemination of statistics related to tourism has become a vital tool. With this in mind, the Tourism Yearbook is published with the objective of providing comprehensive and up to dated statistical information on tourism industry, to the relevant Government authorities as well as private sector, institutions and individuals. This annual publication highlights key tourism indicators of the Maldives for the past five years and provides information on the performance of the Maldives tourism industry in 2009. Year 2009 experienced on average a negative growth of 4 percent due to the global recession of 2008 which continued up to mid year in 2009. In Maldives, arrivals from Europe, the main generating region resulted in a 7.1 percent negative average growth. However, France, Greece, Belgium and Denmark continued with positive growth with other Eastern Europe countries, while remarkably, Finland and Portugal showed double digit growth for the year. Year 2009 also brought changes in tourist profiles to the Maldives with an emerging strong Chinese market that resulted in a 46 percent growth and contributing to a 9 percent market stake. We are confident of the strong foothold of Maldives in the international tourism with a steady European presence and rapidly emerging new markets. We have witnessed in the past that tourism, regardless of its vulnerability towards devastating crisis, man-made or natural, has shown overwhelming resilience and the ability to bounce back. Such resilience can be attributed to the determined efforts of the Government and the private sector. Tourism Yearbook 2010 is the result of combined efforts of many Government authorities, private sector organizations and the tourism industry of the Maldives. We acknowledge with deep gratitude, their valuable support and contributions. We hope that the readers find this publication a useful source of information. Male’, October 2010

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Acknowledgements

Except where otherwise indicated, data used in this publication have been collected from relevant Government Authories and the Maldives tourism industry. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture wishes to express its gratitude to the Department of Immigration and Emigration for providing data on arrivals to the Maldives, the Department of National Planning, Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Department of Inland Revenue & Maldives Monetary Authority for providing data on economic indicators of the Maldives. The Ministry of Tourism also acknowledge with appreciation the Maldives Customs Services, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Maldives Tourism Promotion Board and the Maldives tourism industry for their continued cooperation and assistance in the compilation of this publication.

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Preface

Tourism Yearbook 2010, has been produced and published by the Statistics & Research Section of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. This publication briefly presents the overall performance of the tourism industry of the Maldives through 2005 to 2009. In addition to all the available national tourism statistics for the past five years, the publication contains major highlights of the tourism industry’s performance for 2009. This publication is divided into 5 sections 1. Tourist Accommodation 2. Tourist Arrival Trends 3. Airlines Statistics 4. Economic Indicators of Tourism and 5. Tourism Highlights 2009 Each section provides important data and information. Together, the sections provide a comprehensive picture of tourism in the Maldives.

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Table of Contents Foreword ......................................................................................................................................................... i Acknowledgements ........................................................................................................................................ ii Preface ............................................................................................................................................................ iii TOURIST ACCOMMODATION Tourist Accommodation in the Maldives ........................................................................................................ 1 Table: 1 Number of Accommodation Establishments & their Bed Capacity, 2005 - 2009 ............................ 1 Table: 2 Distribution of Resort Beds by Atolls, 2005 - 2009 ..........................................................................2 Table: 3 Tourist Resorts by Type of Lease Holders, 2005 - 2009 ................................................................... 3 Table: 4 Tourist Resorts by Type of Operators, 2005 - 2009 .......................................................................... 3 Table: 5 Bed Nights, Occupancy Rate & Average Duration of Stay, 2005 - 2009.......................................... 4 Table: 6 Monthly Average Occupancy Rates of Resorts & Hotels, 2005 - 2009 ............................................ 4 TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS Global Arrival Trends ..................................................................................................................................... 7 Table: 7 International Tourist Arrivals, 2008-2009 ........................................................................................ 7 Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives ..................................................................................................................... 8 Table: 8 Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives by Month, 2005 - 2009 ................................................................. 8 Table: 9 Growth Trends of Tourist Arrivals by Month, 2005 - 2009 .............................................................. 8 Major Markets ................................................................................................................................................. 9 Figure: 1 Market Share by Regions, 2005 - 2009 ........................................................................................... 9 Top Ten Markets of 2009 ...............................................................................................................................10 Table: 10 Tourist Arrivals and Market Share of Top Ten Markets of 2009 ...................................................10 Figure: 2 Arrival Growth and Market Share of UK Market, 2005 - 2009 .....................................................11 Figure: 3 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of UK Market, 2005 - 2009 ........................................................ 11 Figure: 4 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Italian Market, 2005 - 2009 ................................................12 Figure: 5 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Italian, 2005 - 2009 .................................................................12 Figure: 6 Arrival Growth and Market Share of German Market, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................13 Figure: 7 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of German, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................................13 Figure: 8 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Chinese Market, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................14 Figure: 9 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Chinese, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................................14 Figure: 10 Arrival Growth and Market Share of French Market, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................15 Figure: 11 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of French, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................................15 Figure: 12 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Russian Market, 2005 - 2009 ............................................16 Figure: 13 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Russian, 2005 - 2009 ............................................................16 Figure: 14 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Japanese Market, 2005 - 2009 ..........................................17 Figure: 15 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Japanese, 2005 - 2009 ...........................................................17 Figure: 16 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Swiss Market, 2005 - 2009 ...............................................18 Figure: 17 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Swiss Market, 2005 - 2009 ...................................................18 Figure: 18 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Korean Market, 2005 - 2009 .............................................19 Figure: 19 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Korean, 2005 - 2009 .............................................................19 Figure: 20 Arrival Growth and Market Share of Indian Market, 2005 - 2009 ..............................................20 Figure: 21 Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Indian Market, 2005 - 2009 ..................................................20 AIRLINE STATISTICS Table: 11 Passenger Arrivals by Type of Carriers, 2005 - 2009 ....................................................................23 Table: 12 Traffic by International Carriers at Male’ & Gan International Airport, 2005 - 2009 ...................23 Table: 13 Traffic by Domestic Carriers at Male’ International Airport, 2005 - 2009 ....................................25


ECONOMIC INDICATORS Tourism Contribution to the economy .............................................................................................................29 Table: 14 Tourism Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2005 - 2009 ........................................29 Table: 15 Tourism Revenue and Tax, 2005 - 2009 ........................................................................................29 Table: 16 Government Expenditure on Tourism, 2005 - 2009 ......................................................................30 Table: 17 Tourism Receipts, 2005 - 2009 ......................................................................................................30 ADDITIONAL TABLES Table: 18 Bed Capacity of Tourist Resorts, 2005 - 2009 ...............................................................................33 Table: 19 New Islands Leased for Resort/Hotel Development ......................................................................36 Table: 20 Graduates from Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Industry, 2005 - 2009 .....................................40 Table: 21 Inbound and Outbound Travel, 2005 - 2009 ..................................................................................40 Table: 22 Seasonal Variation of Tourist Arrivals, 2005 - 2009 ......................................................................40 Table: 23 Tourist Arrivals & Market Share by Major Markets, 2005 - 2009 ...............................................41 Table: 24 Growth Trends of Major Markets, 2005 - 2009 .............................................................................42 Table: 25 Tourist Arrivals by Nationality - end September 2010 .........................................................................44 Table: 26 Major Tourism Indicators - end September 2010 .................................................................................46 TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS 2009


TOURIST ACCOMMODATION


TOURIST ACCOMMODATION IN THE MALDIVES Tourist accommodation capacity in the Maldives has been increasing steadily over the years. While there are four types of accommodation available in the Maldives, tourist resorts are the most commonly used form of accommodation. Other types of accommodation include hotels, guest houses and safari vessels.

Table: 1

Number of Accommodation Establishments & their Bed Capacity 2005 - 2009 2005

2006

2007

Type of Establishment

No

Beds

No

Beds

No

Beds

Resorts / Marinas

88

17,348

89

17,802

92

19,028

Hotels

8

636

9

713

11

Guest Houses

28

425

21

391

Safari Vessels

121

1,789

116

Total

245

20,198

235

2008 No

Beds

94

19,860

836

13

24

400

1,599

133

20,505

260

2009 No

Beds

97

20,804

1,110

14

1,344

24

400

22

462

1,923

143

2,094

145

2,206

22,187

274

23,464

278

24,816

*

*

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

As seen from Table 1, tourist resorts comprise of 84% of the total bed capacity in the Maldives. With its unique, one island one resort concept, resorts continue to attract investors as well as holiday makers. Over the last five years, the number of resorts increased from 88 in 2005 to 97 in 2009 and the bed capacity has increased from 17,348 to 20,804 respectively. The bed capacity of live-aboard safari vessels, which contribute over 8% to total bed capacity of the Maldives, increased from 1,789 in 2005 to 2,206 at the end of 2009.

TOURIST ACCOMODATION

Hotels and Guest Houses are mainly located in Male’, the capital, providing accommodation to tourists visiting the island. The number of hotels has increased from 8 in 2005 to 14 at the end of 2009 with the bed capacity increasing from 636 to 1,344 respectively. At the end of 2009, there were 22 guest houses with a bed capacity of 462 in the Maldives.

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Resort Bed Distribution More than 40% of the resort bed capacity originates from Kaafu Atoll. As the vision of tourism has changed with the introduction of the Third Tourism Plan in 2005, emphasis is given to develop and expand the tourism industry to all parts of the country. Hence, no new resort developments has been focused in Kaafu atoll over the last five years. The bed capacity, however, has shown slight increase from 8,316 in 2005 to 8,990 by end 2009, due to new beds added to existing resorts (refer Table: 2)

Table: 2

Distribution of Resort Beds by Atolls, 2005 - 2009 2005

Atoll Haa Alifu

2006

Beds % Share

2007

Beds % Share

2008

Beds % Share

2009

Beds

% Share

Beds % Share

50

0.3

90

0.5

390

2.0

432

2.2

432

2.1

-

-

-

-

-

-

400

2.0

490

2.4

Raa

466

2.7

470

2.6

470

2.5

470

2.4

470

2.3

Baa

1,034

6.0

1,240

7.0

1,240

6.5

1,240

6.2

1,240

6.0

Lhaviyani

1,180

6.8

1,196

6.7

1,276

6.7

1,294

6.5

1,336

6.4

Kaafu

8,316

47.9

8,450

47.5

8,724

45.8

8,914 *

44.9

8,990

43.2

Alifu (North & South)

4,978

28.7

5,032

28.3

5,058

26.6

5,240 *

26.4

5,380

25.9

Vaavu

350

2.0

350

2.0

350

1.8

350

1.8

350

1.7

Meemu

400

2.3

400

2.2

400

2.1

400

2.0

400

1.9

Faafu

250

1.4

250

1.4

250

1.3

250

1.3

250

1.2

Dhaalu

324

1.9

324

1.8

324

1.7

324

1.6

436

2.1

Gaafu Alifu

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

200

1.0

Seenu

-

-

-

-

546

2.9

546

2.7

830

4.0

17,348

100.0

17,802

100.0

19,028

100.0

19,860

100.0

20,804

100.0

Noonu

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

At the end of 2009 Alif Atoll, north and south together, contributed over 25% to the resort bed capacity. Even though no new resorts opened in the atoll during the last five years, bed capacity has increased from 4,978 in 2005 to 5,380 in 2009. Three new resorts came into operation in 2009 with a total bed capacity of 484. The 3 new resorts were, Shangri-la Villingili Resort and Spa in Seenu Atoll and Alila Vilas Handahaa and Huvandhumaafushi (Funamauddua) in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

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Type of Lease Holders and Operators

Table: 3

Tourist Resorts by Type of Lease Holders, 2005 - 2009 2005 % Nos Share

Local Foreign

69 6

Joint Venture 13 Total

2006

% % Beds Share Nos Share

78.4 13,826

79.7

68

716

4.1

7

14.8 2,806

16.2

14

6.8

88 100.0 17,348 100.0

2007

2009

% % % % % % Beds Share Nos Share Beds Share Nos Share Beds Share Nos Share

76.4 13,796 7.9

2008

922

15.7 3,084

77.5 70 76.1 14,716 77.3 5.2

8

8.7 1,122

5.9

17.3 14 15.2 3,190 16.8

89 100.0 17,802 100.0 92 100.0 19,028 100.0

74 78.7 15,882

% Beds Share

80.0

73

75.3 16,046

77.1

8.5 1,086

5.5

8

8.2 1,188

5.7

12 12.8 2,892

14.6

16

16.5 3,570

17.2

8

94 100.0 19,860 100.0

97 100.0 20,804 100.0

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

By the end of 2009, a total of 73 resorts with 16,046 beds were leased to locals, which is 77 percent of the total bed capacity of resorts in the Maldives that year. While 17 percent of the capacity is leased to joint venture companies, foreign companies share about 6%. Bed capacity of resorts leased to joint venture companies in 2009 was 3,570 and foreign companies was 1,188.

Tourist Resorts by Type of Operators, 2005 - 2009

Table: 4 2005

2006

% % % Nos Share Beds Share Nos Share

2007

% % Beds Share Nos Share

2008

2009

% % % % Beds Share Nos Share Beds Share Nos Share

% Beds Share

Local

45

51.1 9,960

57.4 42

47.2

9,442

53.0 44

47.8 10,146

52.2 44 46.8 10,322 52.0 42

43.3 10,354

49.8

Foreign

27

30.7 4,176

24.1 30

33.7

4,924

27.7 31

33.7 5,340

28.7 33 35.1 5,706 28.7 35

36.1 5,918

28.4

Joint Venture

16

18.2 3,212

18.5 17

19.1

3,436

19.3 17

18.5 3,542

19.1 17 18.1 3,832 19.3 20

20.6 4,532

21.8

Total

88 100.0 17,348 100.0 89 100.0 17,802 100.0 92 100.0 19,028 100.0 94 100.0 19,860 100.0 97 100.0 20,804 100.0

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

TOURIST ACCOMODATION

In 2009, out of the 97 resorts registered in the Maldives, 42 were operated by local companies, 35 by foreign companies and 20 by joint venture companies. As seen from Table 4, the number of resorts operated by locals has decreased from 45 in 2005 to 42 in 2009. However, the local operated bed capacity has shown slight increase over the years. The number of resorts has increased for the foreign operators as well as the joint venture operators.

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Table: 5 Year

Bed Nights, Occupancy Rate & Average Duration of Stay, 2005 - 2009 Tourist Bed Nights

Bed night growth (%)

Operational Bed Capacity (annual average)

Average Duration of Stay (Days)

Occupancy Rate (%)

2005

3,300,125

-35.4

13,963

64.4

8.3

2006

4,826,372

46.2

16,244

81.4

8.0

2007

5,293,224

9.7

17,533

82.8

8.5

2008

5,446,937

2.9

19,117

77.8

2009

5,146,970

-5.5

20,137

70.2

*

*

8.0

*

8.6

Note: * Revised Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

In 2009, with 5.1 million nights, the tourist bed nights of resorts and hotels registered a negative growth of 5.5% compared with 2008. With the increase in operational bed capacity of resorts and hotels, occupancy rate droped from 77.8% in 2008 to 70.2% at the end of 2009. (refer Table 5). Over the last five years, the highest average duration of stay was recorded for 2009 with 8.6 days.

Table: 6

Monthly Average Occupancy Rates, 2005 - 2009

Month

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

January

32.6

94.4

94.8

90.0

86.5

February

64.9

96.8

100.1

95.9

*

85.9

March

73.7

93.7

94.3

95.7

*

81.6

April

61.9

92.2

92.6

88.2

75.2

May

52.1

67.1

70.4

70.4

59.1

June

46.3

56.7

58.9

54.2

47.5

July

60.7

68.8

72.0

65.3

56.7

August

77.5

86.1

84.4

76.0

66.0

September

68.0

73.1

73.6

66.0

62.7

October

75.3

81.4

81.2

75.7

*

73.0

November

85.1

84.1

85.7

78.1

*

74.6

December

74.5

82.5

85.1

78.4

*

73.8

Annual Average

64.4

81.4

82.8

77.8

*

70.2

Note: * Revised Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Table 6 shows monthly pattern of average occupancy rates of tourist resorts and hotels from 2005 to 2009. As seen from the table, while peak season for the Maldives is from October to April, the months of May to September registers lower occupancy rates.

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TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS


GLOBAL ARRIVAL TRENDS According to the January 2010 edition of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO), World Tourism Barometer (WTB), international arrivals worldwide fell by 4% in 2009. Although, the first three quarters of the year recorded negative growths of 10%, 7% and 2% respectively, fourth quarter of the year showed a slight improvement in arrivals with a positive growth of 2%, highlighted the WTB.

International Tourist Arrivals, 2008 - 2009

Table: 7

Tourist Arrivals (in millions) 2008

2009*

% Change

% Share 2009 *

Europe

487

460

-5.6

52.2

Asia & the Pacific

184

181

-2.0

20.5

Americas

147

140

-5.1

15.9

Africa

46

48

5.0

5.5

Middle East

56

53

-5.2

6.0

World

920

880

-4.3

100.0

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Table adapted from UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, January 2010 edition Note: * Data as collected by UNWTO, January 2010

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

As seen from table 7, growth was negative in all regions of the world except for Africa. While Europe declined by 5.6%, Americas showed a decline of 5.1%. Middle East performed with -5.1% and Asia and the Pacific recorded a negative growth of 2.0%.

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TOURIST ARRIVALS TO THE MALDIVES In 2009, the world economy was in a recession along with rising oil prices and influenza H1N1 outbreak. Holiday makers preferred destinations closer to home than long-haul destinations. While tourist arrivals worldwide declined, the Maldives also recorded a decline of -4% in tourist arrivals in 2009 compared to that of 2008. As seen from Table 8, a total of 655,852 tourists visited the Maldives in 2009, while in 2008 the number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives was 683,012.

Table: 8

Tourist Arrivals to the Maldives by Month, 2005 - 2009

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2005

18,747

29,391

35,742

29,714

25,309

22,590

29,860

38,366

33,748

40,543

44,461

46,849

395,320

2006

58,332

54,741

54,596

55,983

40,961

33,037

42,776

49,968

44,593

54,721

53,594

58,621

601,923

2007

64,570

65,224

64,491

63,171

46,602

38,457

51,025

53,168

48,468

58,706

56,797

65,210

675,889

2008

64,621

67,963

71,623

62,670

48,764

40,283

47,675

51,824

50,687

56,363

57,961

62,578

683,012

2009

61,531

58,520

62,127

57,186

43,154

36,205

44,332

52,388

50,396

62,432

61,986

65,595

655,852

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Year 2007 was an exceptionally good year for the Maldives with an above average growth rate of over 12%. With the world economy on a downward trend from mid 2008, tourist arrivals declined in July, August, October and December that year (refer Table 9). However, the year ended with a positive growth of 1.1%. In 2009, tourist arrivals recorded heavy declines from January till July, which lead to a negative growth for the year even though positive growths were recorded during the later half of the year.

Growth Trends of Tourist Arrivals by Month, 2005 - 2009

Table: 9 Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2005

-69.7

-50.8

-44.0

-46.4

-40.0

-33.2

-31.4

-31.3

-27.9

-22.8

-21.5

5.3

-35.9

2006

211.2

86.3

52.8

88.4

61.8

46.2

43.3

30.2

32.1

35.0

20.5

25.1

52.3

2007

10.7

19.2

18.1

12.8

13.8

16.4

19.3

6.4

8.7

7.3

6.0

11.2

12.3

2008

0.1

4.2

11.1

-0.8

4.6

4.7

-6.6

-2.5

4.6

-4.0

2.0

-4.0

1.1

2009

-4.8

-13.9

-13.3

-8.8

-11.5

-10.1

-7.0

1.1

-0.6

10.8

6.9

4.8

-4.0

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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Major Markets Europe continues to be the leading market generator to the Maldives over the years. At the end of 2009, with 462,192 tourists, the region captured a market share of 70.5%. However, a negative growth of 7% was recorded from Europe for the year. Major markets from this region include the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Russia and Switzerland. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives from Asia have been increasing steadily over the last five years. The market share increased from 17.6% in 2005 to 23.7% in 2009. Even with the troubled economic scenario around the world and decline in arrivals during the year 2009, the Maldives recorded a positive growth of 6.9% in tourist arrivals from Asia region for the year. Main markets from this region include China, Japan, Korea and India. Americas contributed 2.3% to the market share in 2009. The region recorded a positive growth of 4.7% at the end of 2009. With 9,438 tourists and a market share of 1.4% the U.S market from this region showed a positive growth of 6.6% in 2009. The Middle East, one of the potential and growing market regions to the Maldives, captured a market share of 1.5% in 2009. This region also performed with a positive growth of 3.5% in 2009. Oceania recorded the highest decline in arrivals to the Maldives in 2009 with -20.5%. The region captured a market share of 1.3% at the end of 2009. As seen from Figure 1, arrivals from Oceania have been declining since 2007. With a negative growth of 20.3% from the South African market, Africa region registered a decline of -11.6% in 2009. Figure 1: Market Share by Regions, 2005 - 2009 100.0 90.0 80.0

Middle East

60.0

Oceania

50.0

Americas Africa

40.0

Asia Europe

30.0 20.0 10.0 0.0 2005

2006

2007

2008

9

2009

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Percent (%)

70.0

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Top Ten Markets of 2009 Six markets from Europe and four markets from Asia make up the top ten markets of the Maldives in 2009. Except for the 4th and 6th positions, the ranking of the top ten market list remained the same as that of 2008. (Refer Table 10)

Table: 10

Tourist Arrivals and Market Share of Top Ten Markets of 2009 2009

Rank Country 2009

2008

Arrivals

Market Share (%)

Arrivals

Market Share (%)

Rank 2008

1

United Kingdom

105,950

16.2

116,821

17.1

1

2

Italy

89,292

13.6

103,824

15.2

2

3

Germany

69,085

10.5

69,240

10.1

3

4

China

60,666

9.2

41,511

6.1

6

5

France

50,373

7.7

48,100

7.1

5

6

Russia

40,014

6.1

48,978

7.2

4

7

Japan

36,641

5.6

38,193

5.6

7

8

Switzerland

26,783

4.1

26,983

4.0

8

9

Korea

16,135

2.5

20,934

3.1

9

10

India

15,850

2.4

16,663

2.4

10

Global Total

655,852

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Capturing a market share of 16.2%, the United Kingdom maintained its number one position in 2009, followed by Italy and Germany with 13.6% and 10.5% market shares respectively. The Chinese market moved from 6th to 4th position, overtaking France and Russia capturing a market share of 9.2%. While France remained at the fifth position with 7.7% shares, Russian market droped to the 6th position with 6.1% market shares. Japan (5.6%), Switzerland (4.1%), Korea (2.5%) and India (2.4%) maintained their ranks at the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively in 2009.

10


The United Kingdom At the end of 2009, with a total of 105,950 tourists and a market share of over 16%, the United Kingdom remained as the number one market to the Maldives. However, a negative growth of 9.3% was recorded from this market for the year.

Figure 2: Arrival Growth & Market Share of UK Market, 2005 - 2009 30.0 23.8 15.9

20.0 22.1

Percent (%)

10.0

17.9

18.5

17.1

16.2

2006

2007

2008

2009

0.0 2005 -10.0

-6.7

-20.0

-9.3 Market Share

-23.4

-30.0

Arrival Growth

Although, the U.K. market is ranked as the number one market and maintained its position over the years, no significant growth was registered for the market during the last five years. Five year average growth for the market was recorded to be 0.01%, market share dropped from 22% in 2005 to 16% in 2009.

Figure 3: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of the UK Market, 2005 - 2009 14,000

10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

2005 4,470

Jan

6,861

7,364

6,339

6,368

6,470

6,952

9,022

2006 8,531

9,354

8,659

9,000

8,390

6,648

8,972

9,976

2007 10,952 11,913 10,787 10,912

8,599

2008 9,638

11,238 12,544 11,150

2009 7,751

8,573

9,973

9,014

Oct

Nov

Dec

7,488

8,811

9,039

8,080

8,739

10,576

9,701

9,449

8,109

11,272 10,783 10,092 11,332

9,719

10,688

7,972

8,037

9,136

9,789

10,448

9,541

8,470

8,858

8,200

7,558

7,994

9,399

9,100

9,805

9,726

8,857

11

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Arrival numbers

12,000

Tourism Yearbook 2010


Italy With a market share of 13.6%, the Italian market maintained its position as the second most tourist generating market to the Maldives in 2009. A total of 89,292 tourists visited the Maldives from Italy in 2009. However this market also registered a negative growth of 14.0% in 2009 compared with 2008. Figure 4: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Italian Market, 2005 - 2009 80.0

69.6 Market Share

60.0

Arrival Growth

Percent (%)

40.0 20.0 0.0 -20.0

17.7

19.8

17.3

15.2

13.6

2005

2006

2007 -1.4

2008 -11.4

2009 -14.0

-40.0 -46.5

-60.0

The Italian market share has recorded considerable drop over the years (refer figure 4). In 2005, the market share stood at 17.7% and by end 2009 the market share was found to be13.6%. A negative growth of 0.7% was recorded as the five year average growth from 2005 to 2009 for the market. Figure 5 shows monthly arrival pattern of Italian tourists to the Maldives. As seen from the chart, no significant change was recorded from this market. The month of March is recorded to be the peak month over the last five years.

Figure 5: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Italian Market, 2005 - 2009 18,000 16,000 14,000 12,000 Arrival numbers

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

6,882

8,392

5,602

2,444

2,738

4,175

8,903

4,751

5,649

7,339

10,201

2006 14,703 12,977 13,866 13,293

5,683

5,020

6,733

11,106

6,718

8,368

8,168

12,294

2007 15,507 14,323 13,872 13,488

5,455

5,027

6,925

9,555

5,896

7,912

7,034

12,252

2008 13,473 13,630 14,865 11,246

4,212

3,683

5,432

8,305

5,972

5,579

6,711

10,715

2009 10,441 11,604 12,599

3,764

3,828

4,323

7,629

5,004

4,658

5,943

10,193

2005 3,039

9,306

12


Germany In 2009, a total of 69,085 tourists visited the Maldives from Germany, capturing a market share of 10.5%. Germany is third most tourist generating market to the Maldives. The market recorded a slight decline of arrivals in 2009, with a negative growth of 0.2%. Figure 6: Arrival Growth & Market Share of German Market, 2005 - 2009 30.0

27.0

20.0

Percent (%)

10.0

14.1

11.8

10.7

2006

2007

2.0

0.0 2005 -10.0

10.1

10.5

2008 -4.2

2009

-0.2

Market Share

-20.0

Arrival Growth -23.6

-30.0

Germany is one of the traditional markets to the Maldives. It has been the third tourist generating market to the Maldives since 2001. Over the last five years the market registered an average growth of 0.2%. Market share dropped from 14.1% in 2005 to 10.5% in 2009. Figure 7 shows monthly arrival pattern of German tourists to the Maldives. Arrivals from Germany is at its peak during the month of October and is at its lowest during June (refer Figure 7).

Figure 7: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of German Market, 2005 - 2009 9,000 8,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2005 2,373

Jan

4,030

5,582

4,329

5,204

3,032

3,665

4,218

5,065

6,251

7,011

5,022

2006 6,044

6,032

7,170

6,591

6,133

4,293

4,191

5,135

6,026

6,991

6,829

5,395

2007 5,911

6,186

6,982

6,718

6,930

4,288

4,629

4,790

5,850

7,450

6,829

5,706

2008 6,000

6,182

7,949

6,015

6,983

3,964

4,163

4,103

5,292

6,647

6,880

5,062

2009 5,364

5,319

6,268

6,718

6,341

3,738

3,972

4,636

5,806

7,886

7,297

5,740

13

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Arrival numbers

7,000

Tourism Yearbook 2010


China China, which was the sixth leading market to the Maldives in 2008, overtook France and Russia to become the 4th leading market by end 2009. Over the last five years, the market share increased from 2.9% in 2005 to 9.2% at the end of 2009. With a total of 60,666 tourists the market registered a growth of 46.1% in 2009 compared with 2008. Figure 8: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Chinese Market, 2005 - 2009 140.0 127.4

120.0

Market Share Arrival Growth

100.0

Precent (%)

80.0 60.0

46.1 36.3

40.0

15.4

20.0 0.0 -20.0 -40.0

2.9

4.4

5.3

6.1

2005

2006

2007

2008

9.2 2009

-43.6

-60.0

The Chinese market is one of the fastest growing markets to the Maldives with an annual average growth rate of 36% over the last five years. China has become the largest Asian market to the Maldives in 2008 overtaking Japan. Figure 9 shows monthly arrival pattern from this market. As shown from the figure significant changes have occurred in the arrival pattern from this market in 2009. Arrivals peaked in October with over ten thousand tourists. Figure 9: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Chinese Market, 2005 - 2009 12,000 10,000 Percent (%)

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

146

202

438

631

754

726

1,515

1,482

1,450

1,824

1,071

1,370

2006 2,852

1,985

1,376

1,479

2,406

1,595

2,230

2,244

2,262

3,090

2,382

2,495

2007 1,855

4,591

1,647

1,981

3,505

2,722

3,159

3,996

3,450

4,097

2,671

2,302

2008 2,569

5,638

2,065

2,408

3,631

3,133

3,903

3,440

4,724

4,286

3,101

2,613

2009 5,912

2,682

2,363

3,417

3,706

3,226

5,206

6,197

6,141

10,805

6,286

4,725

2005

14


France With a market share of over 7%, France remained as the fifth most tourist generating market to the Maldives in 2009. With a total of 50,373 tourists, the French market registered a positive growth of 4.7% in 2009 compared with 2008. Figure 10: Arrival Growth & Market Share of French Market, 2005 - 2009 120.0

101.6

100.0

Market Share

80.0

Arrival Growth

Percent (%)

60.0 40.0 20.0

5.5

0.0

2005

-20.0

7.2

6.7

7.0

7.7

2006

2007

2008 6.2

2009 4.7

3.8

-40.0 -60.0

-53.1

-80.0

Arrivals from France has been increasing steadily over the last five years with a five year average annual growth of 6.8%. The market share has increased from 5.5% in 2005 to 7.7% in 2009. The monthly arrival pattern from France shows no significant change over the years. February continues to be the peak season for French tourists to the Maldives (refer Figure 11).

Figure 11: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of French Market, 2005 - 2009

8,000

6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 2005

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

870

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2,229

2,170

2,002

1,013

554

982

1,395

1,140

1,932

3,343

4,010

2006 5,712

6,690

5,605

5,145

2,366

1,069

1,735

2,594

1,927

2,662

3,703

4,419

2007 6,010

6,678

6,761

4,742

2,076

1,048

1,485

1,977

1,411

2,865

5,030

5,218

2008 6,784

7,163

6,019

5,801

2,437

1,096

1,455

2,393

1,674

3,295

4,565

5,418

2009 6,241

6,973

6,699

5,394

2,484

1,232

1,476

2,536

1,834

4,268

4,755

6,481

15

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Arrival numbers

7,000

Tourism Yearbook 2010


Russia The Russian market performed very well between the period 2006 to 2008 (refer Figure 12). Russia was ranked as the 8th leading market to the Maldives in 2006, climbed to the 4th position by end 2008. The market share increased from 3.6% in 2006 to 7.2% in 2008. At the end of 2009, the Russian market share has dropped significantly. The Maldives received 40,014 tourists from Russia in 2009, capturing a market share of 6.1%. Russia performed with a negative growth of 18.3% in 2009 and was ranked as the 6th leading market to the Maldives that year. Figure 12: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Russian Market, 2005 - 2009 60.0 50.6

50.0

Market Share

45.0

Arrival Growth

53.8

40.0

Percent (%)

30.0 20.0 10.0

3.7

3.6

4.7

2005

2006

2007

0.0 -10.0 -20.0

7.2

6.1

2008

2009

-18.3

-19.3

-30.0

Monthly arrival pattern from Russia remained consistent over the years. Seasonality of Russian tourists is shown in Figure 13. As seen from the figure, November, December and Janaury remains to be the peak season for Russian arrivals to the Maldives. Figure 13: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Russian Market, 2005 - 2009 7,000 6,000 Arrival numbers

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2005 1,223

Jan

828

1,186

1,121

1,002

768

849

1,233

1,160

1,329

2,052

1,831

2006 2,812

1,553

1,779

2,157

1,348

932

1,431

1,543

1,174

1,889

2,386

2,951

2007 4,401

2,205

2,696

2,958

1,791

1,257

1,654

2,239

1,932

2,793

3,855

4,064

2008 5,507

3,339

4,730

4,313

3,345

2,225

2,691

3,511

2,834

3,997

6,397

6,089

2009 6,591

3,220

3,829

3,028

2,251

1,510

2,382

2,730

2,248

3,506

3,839

4,880

16


Japan The Japanese market recorded declines over the years from 2006 to 2008. At the end of 2009, with a market share of 5.6%, the Japanese market remained as the 7th leading market to the Maldives. Figure 14: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Japanese Market, 2005 - 2009 80.0 69.9 Market Share

60.0

Arrival Growth

Percent (%)

40.0 20.0 5.9

6.6

2005

2006

6.1

5.6

5.6

2007

2008 -7.1

2009 -4.1

4.0

0.0 -20.0 -40.0 -50.4 -60.0

The Japanese market has been on the decline over the last five years. Although a positive growth of 4% was registered for the year 2007, the market share recorded a 0.5% decline that year. In 2008 the market recorded a negative growth of over 7%, with the market share dropping even further down to 5.6%. Even though, the market has been declining, monthly arrival pattern from this market has not changed over the years. September continues to be the peak month for Japanese visitors to the Maldives. Figure 15: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Japanese Market, 2005 - 2009

5,000 4,500 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 2005

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

622

1,025

1,472

1,519

1,011

1,385

2,256

2,962

3,037

2,668

2,498

2,814

2006 2,918

2,238

2,820

2,573

2,167

2,696

3,950

4,003

4,269

4,094

4,225

3,575

2007 2,586

3,293

3,623

3,173

2,057

2,822

3,554

4,322

4,714

3,913

3,477

3,587

2008 2,269

2,985

3,088

2,832

2,305

3,062

3,746

3,966

4,288

3,413

3,178

3,061

2009 2,255

2,802

3,204

2,796

2,080

2,270

3,274

3,838

4,474

3,280

3,179

3,189

17

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Arrival numbers

4,000

Tourism Yearbook 2010


Switzerland With a total of 26,783 tourists and a market share of 4.1%, Switzerland remained as the 8th leading market to the Maldives in 2009. Figure 16: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Swiss Market, 2005 - 2009 40.0

35.9

30.0

Percent (%)

20.0 10.0

4.9

4.4

2005

2006

0.0 -10.0

-0.3

4.1

3.1 4.0

3.9 2007

2008

-20.0

2009

-0.7

Market Share Arrival Growth

-30.0

-33.9

-40.0

The Swiss market share has also been declining over the years. In 2005 Switzerland captured a market share of 4.9% and by end 2009 the share dropped to 4.1%. The growth of the market has been very slow over the last five years with an annual average rate of 0.8%. Unlike other European markets, the peak month for Swiss market is recorded to be April. (Refer Figure 17).

Figure 17: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Swiss Market, 2005 - 2009 4,000 3,500 Arrival numbers

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2005 1,176

Jan

1,624

2,076

1,729

1,263

804

1,386

1,213

1,474

2,340

2,321

1,915

2006 2,758

2,438

2,395

3,169

1,766

866

1,768

973

1,741

2,893

2,801

2,683

2007 2,551

2,581

2,702

3,731

1,478

956

1,817

904

1,726

2,221

2,792

2,724

2008 2,815

2,883

3,265

2,933

1,465

1,214

1,459

1,099

1,665

2,544

3,080

2,561

2009 2,522

2,715

3,055

3,010

1,559

1,025

1,711

1,382

1,848

2,464

3,221

2,271

18


Korea Korean market is the third amongst Asia and ninth amongst all markets to the Maldives in 2009. A total of 16,135 tourists visited the Maldives from Korea in 2009, capturing a market share of 2.5% Figure 18: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Korean Market, 2005 - 2009 160.0 146.9

140.0

Market Share Arrival Growth

120.0

Percent (%)

100.0 80.0 60.0 40.0

29.8

20.0 0.0 -20.0 -40.0

1.7

2.7

3.1

3.1

2005

2006

2007

-0.2

2.5

2008

2009 -22.9

-32.4

-60.0

Korea made its way to the top ten markets list in 2006 with a market share of 2.7%. The market performed very well in 2007 increasing its share to 3.1% that year. Although the market share remained at 3.1% in 2008, a decline of -0.2% in arrivals was recorded for the year. At the end of 2009, a huge decline of -22.9% in arrivals from Korea was recorded and the market share also dropped to 2.5%. Figure 19 shows the seasonality of Korean market for the past five years. As shown in the figure, the Month of May and October are the best performing period from this market.

Figure 19: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Korean Market, 2005 - 2009 3,500

2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2005

79

205

199

398

521

435

575

396

501

1,312

1,105

817

2006

489

694

760

1,260

1,745

1,248

866

729

1,513

2,207

2,511

2,135

2007 1,492

862

1,344

1,749

2,484

1,496

1,454

947

1,574

3,019

2,472

2,083

2008 1,438

1,164

1,632

2,103

2,705

2,001

898

911

1,610

2,879

2,353

1,240

768

987

1,264

1,985

1,417

763

878

1,442

2,032

2,673

1,403

2009

523

19

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Percent (%)

3,000

Tourism Yearbook 2010


India Tourist arrivals from India has been very inconsistent over the last five years. While from 2005 to 2007 arrivals increased steadily, from 2007 to 2009 the Indian market has been on the decline (refer Figure 20). Figure 20: Arrival Growth & Market Share of Indian Market, 2005 - 2009 50.0 Market Share

43.5

Arrival Growth

40.0

Percent (%)

30.0

20.0

17.7

10.0 2.6

2.0

2.6

2006

2007

2.4

0.0 2005 -6.7

-10.0

2.4

-3.8 2008

2009 -4.9

At the end of 2009, the Indian market was the 10th market as a whole and 4th market from the Asia region to the Maldives. The market share varied between 2.6% and 2.4% over the last five years. Best performance from this market was recorded in 2007 with over 17 thousand tourists and a positive growth of 43.5%. The seasonality of Indian market remained consistent over the years, with increased arrivals during the months of May and December.

Figure 21: Monthly Tourist Arrival Trends of Indian Market, 2005 - 2009 2,500 2,000 Arrival numbers

TOURIST ARRIVAL TRENDS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

1,500 1,000 500 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

807

733

843

746

891

821

853

653

840

949

861

1,263

2006 1,104

889

915

1,089

1,231

901

817

809

816

906

923

1,671

2007 1,578

1,184

1,156

1,592

2,051

1,275

1,237

1,099

1,159

1,278

1,634

2,084

2008 1,436

1,313

1,467

1,337

2,001

1,425

1,147

1,231

1,036

1,425

1,037

1,808

2009 1,290

1,143

1,163

1,165

1,425

1,058

1,032

999

1,328

1,462

1,421

2,364

2005

20


AIRLINE STATISTICS


Table: 11 Type of Carrier

Passenger Arrivals by Type of Carriers, 2005 - 2009 2005

2006

2007

Arrivals % Share Arrivals % Share

Scheduled

2008

Arrivals % Share

2009

Arrivals % Share

Arrivals

% Share

419,271

81.6

592,971

80.7

669,219

80.3

694,718

80.8

696,925

83.8

Charter

94,525

18.4

141,762

19.3

164,217

19.7

164,587

19.2

134,999

16.2

Total

513,796

100.0

734,733

100.0

833,436

100.0

859,305

100.0

831,924

100.0

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

The total number of passengers arrived in the Maldives by charter and scheduled flights in 2009 was 831,924, which is a decline of 3% compared with 2008. As seen from Table 11, over 83% of the passengers arriving in Maldives came from scheduled flights. The charter flights carried a total of 134,999 passengers to the Maldives in 2009, which is 16.2% of total arrivals to the Maldives that year.

Traffic by International Carriers at Male’ & Gan International Airport 2005 - 2009

Table: 12

2005

International Schedule

Aeroflot Air Berlin Air Seychelles Air Sahara

2007

2008

2009

7,400

419,271

8,114

592,971

9,414

669,219

9,993

694,718

10,855

696,925

-

-

4

585

-

-

26

2,492

36

2,981

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

144

16,019

44

785

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

66

1,680

264

8,575

-

-

-

-

Austrian Airlines

130

7,368

158

11,482

110

7,827

42

3,342

44

3,794

Bangkok Airways

26

359

18

741

224

9,142

256

8,872

210

8,569

British Airways

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

58

3,325

China Eastern Airlines

-

-

-

-

280

7,075

217

7,690

-

-

220

23,060

260

27,431

258

28,512

252

27,949

254

30,364

Condor Czech Airlines

28

147

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Emirates

1,390

74,411

1,336

103,911

1,242

109,713

1,234

128,053

1,232

127,357

Eurofly

372

39,317

444

50,049

487

50,476

522

52,787

506

45,700

Maldivian

-

-

-

-

-

-

991

25,028

2,082

48,923

Indian Airlines

736

45,678

820

52,433

1,258

68,425

1,326

63,836

1,234

52,203

Krasair

12

772

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

38

641

30

498

102

12,438

Jazeera Airways L. T. U

306

29,068

310

38,206

314

37,859

258

29,896

-

-

98

10,700

190

23,268

190

23,219

138

13,209

-

-

Malaysia Airlines

288

16,822

312

21,984

333

15,297

422

27,162

441

35,811

Martin Air

18

802

152

4,616

56

1,229

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

208

10,229

116

4,603

-

-

Lauda Air - Italy / Livingston

Mihin Lanka Oman Air Qatar Airways

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

76

1,845

722

31,768

734

52,202

736

65,891

732

62,263

772

59,411

Singapore Airlines

404

35,916

540

63,893

730

90,472

735

83,569

667

80,375

Srilankan Airlines

2,176

102,298

2,184

140,276

1,893

132,406

2,252

153,469

2,623

167,810

-

-

6

214

70

2,231

-

-

-

-

Srilankan Airlines (Cargo)

Viva Macau

350

0

388

0

186

0

4

0

-

-

Expo Aviation (Cargo)

80

0

192

0

537

0

440

0

374

0

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AIRLINES STATISTICS

Operator

2006

No. of No. of No. of No. of No. of Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing)

Tourism Yearbook 2010


AIRLINE STATICSTICS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 12 Cont.... 2005

Operator International Charter

2006

2007

2008

2009

No. of No. of No. of No. of No. of Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing) 1,725

94,525

2,356

141,762

3,231

164,217

3,508

164,587

2,927

134,999

Air 2000 / First Choice Airways

62

7,053

169

19,502

-

-

-

-

-

-

Air Italy

2

212

38

3,263

72

7,723

8

925

72

7,313

Atlant Soyuz

-

-

-

-

-

-

34

2,927

49

4,272

Belair

24

1,662

20

1,509

52

4,430

78

5,899

64

4,882

Blue Panorama Airlines

12

733

98

9,186

84

9,317

96

9,339

-

-

Britannia Airways/ Thomson Fly

50

6,528

34

4,913

18

2,001

76

9,106

238

27,690

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

781

-

-

Corse Air International

20

3,194

38

8,543

-

-

-

-

-

-

Domodedovo Airlines

4

234

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Eagle Aviation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

122

14,447

158

20,403

156

18,194

158

18,956

174

19,467

-

-

-

-

210

25,172

180

21,406

-

-

20

535

-

-

40

3,575

131

13,463

-

-

Condor

Edelweiss First Choice Kras Air Malev - Hungarian Airlines

Monarch Airlines

4

139

20

1,376

18

937

-

-

-

-

214

35,945

158

27,433

226

33,728

190

30,243

109

17,058

My Travel Airways

16

2,139

38

4,194

72

8,558

-

-

-

-

Neos Spa

96

10,732

162

18,600

78

7,950

82

9,099

160

18,508

Star Airlines/XL Airways

4

623

56

7,431

110

16,651

110

16,000

101

12,628

Transaero Airlines

92

8,531

80

11,262

140

14,746

122

15,406

124

16,520

-

-

-

-

2

45

8

410

-

-

Travel Services Tuifly Nordic

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

1,394

-

-

Vaso Airlines

-

-

-

-

7

303

-

-

-

-

Volare Other Internationals Total

-

-

4

189

40

3,785

60

4,070

-

-

983

1,818

1,283

3,958

1,906

7,102

2,141

5,163

1,836

6,661

9,125

513,796

10,470

734,733

12,645

833,436

13,501

859,305

13,782

831,924

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Although arrivals to the Maldives declined in 2009, the number of scheduled flight movements increased by 8.6% in 2009. With the increase in flight movements, a slight increase in the number of passengers arrived by scheduled flights was also registered for 2009. While three airlines started scheduled flights, 3 airlines stopped their scheduled flights to the Maldives in 2009. Newly started scheduled flights in 2009 were, Air Berlin, British Airways and Oman Air. Airlines that stopped its scheduled flights in 2009 include China Eastern, L T U and Lauda Air - Italy. Along with the huge decline in charter flight movements, the number of passengers arrived by charter flights also registered a huge decline of 17.9% in 2009. While there has been no new charter flights during the year, three major charter airlines stopped operating to the Maldives in 2009. They were Blue Panorama Airlines, which has been operating charter flights to the Maldives since 2004, and First Choice and Kras Air.

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Traffic by Domestic Carriers at Male’ International Airport, 2005 - 2009

Table: 13

2005

Operator

2006

2007

2008

2009

No. of No. of No. of No. of No. of Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger Movements Passenger (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In (Take off / In Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing) Landing)

Domestic Air Equator

175

2,263

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Island Aviation Services

5,470

55,694

7,378

72,272

9,139

93,244

9,311

90,557

8,621

114,069

Maldivian Air Taxi

25,150

136,569

35,859

186,522

38,959

195,361

39,570

204,413

38,256

196,775

Trans Maldivian Airways (Scheduled)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,538

21,408

328

4,145

Trans Maldivian Airways

14,753

63,950

22,152

96,221

26,798

109,825

25,856

101,624

24,802

93,614

Other Domestic *

1,443

0

2,028

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

46,991

258,476

67,417

355,015

74,896

398,430

76,275

418,002

72,007

408,603

Note: * includes movements by photo, training, technical and surveillance flights Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

AIRLINES STATISTICS

Flight movements of all domestic airlines recorded declines in 2009. Except for Island Aviation Services, passenger arrivals also registered declines declines in 2009. Although flight movements of Island Aviation Services recorded a decline of -7.4%, passenger arrivals from this airline registered a positive growth of 26% in 2009.

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Tourism Yearbook 2010


ECONOMIC INDICATORS


Tourism Contribution to the Economy Tourism continues to be the leading economic activity in the Maldives. While one third of the country’s GDP is supplied by tourism, it is also the number one employment generator in the country as well as the foreign currency earner for the country. As the leading industry, a range of tertiary activities have grown to support tourism.

Tourism Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2005 - 2009 (in Million Rufiyaa at 1995 constant prices)

Table: 14

GDP Growth %

Tourism Contribution

% Share of Tourism Contribution

Year

GDP

2005

7,926.20

_/

-4.6

1,798.50

22.7

2006

9,351.10

_/

18.0

2,559.70

27.4

2007

10,028.40

_/

7.2

2,800.00

_/

27.9

2008

10,646.30

_/

6.2

2,883.90

_/

27.1

2009

10,312.70

-1.3

2,732.90

26.5

Note: _/ Revised figures Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Over the last five years, tourism contribution to GDP remained above 20%. In 2005, tourism contributed 22.7% to the GDP of the country. The percentage increased to 27% at the end of 2006 and remained at 27% till end 2008. In 2009, with the decline in tourist arrivals, tourism contribution to GDP declined by 0.6%. With a total of 2,732.90 million Rufiyaa, the tourism contribution to GDP stood at 26.5% at the end of 2009.

Year

Government Revenue

Tourism Revenue

% Share of Tourism Revenue

Tourism Tax

% Share of Tourism Tax to Tourism Revenue

2005

3,788.30

911.80

24.1

346.50

37.8

2006

5,286.70

1,776.90

33.6

495.70

27.9

2007

6,669.40

2,525.10

37.9

544.30

21.7

2008

7,054.40

1,969.70

27.9

566.60

28.8

2009

5,957.80

1,429.80

24.0

531.40

37.2

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Tourism revenue increased steadily from 2005 to 2007. In 2008 and in 2009 the tourism revenue registered huge declines of 22% and 27% respectively. Out of the 1,429.8 million rufiyaa the Government received in 2009 as tourism revenue, 531.4 million Rufiyaa came directly from tourism tax.

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Tourism Revenue and Tax, 2005 - 2009 (in Million Rufiyaa )

Table: 15

Tourism Yearbook 2010


ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Tourism Yearbook 2010

Government Expenditure on Tourism, 2005 - 2009 (in Million Rufiyaa )

Table: 16 Year

Government Expenditure

Tourism Expenditure

% Share of Tourism Expenditure

2005

5,775.40

57.40

1.0

2006

7,066.20

100.80

1.4

2007

9,036.30

111.80

1.2

2008

10,801.76

170.80

1.6

2009

10,950.30

152.40

1.4

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

In 2009, tourism expenditure of the Maldives was Maldivian Rufiyaa 152.40 million, which was 1.4% of the total Government expenditure that year. As seen from Table 16, a very small amount of Government expenditure is spent on tourism. While in 2005, the percentage share of tourism expenditure on the Government expenditure was 1%, by end 2009 it was 1.4%. During the last five years, the maximum amount spent from the Government expenditure on tourism was Maldivian Rufiyya 170.80 million in 2008.

Tourism Receipts, 2005 - 2009 (in Million US Dollars )

Table: 17 Year

Tourism Receipts 1_/

Growth Rate (%)

Exports, FOB

Imports, CIF

2005

286.6

-39.1

103.8

742.0

2006

512.4

78.8

135.1

922.9

2007

602.4

17.5

107.8

1,092.0

2008

663.6

2_/

10.2

125.9

1,382.1

2009

608.3

3_/

-8.3

76.4

962.5

Note: 1_/ based on estimates of tourism expenditure in the Maldives 2_/ revised 3_/ estimates as at end Feb 2010 Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

The tourism receipts mainly refers to expenditure made by tourists in the country, hence calculated in United States Dollars. Tourism receipts has been increasing steadily over the years. In 2005, Maldives received US $ 286.6 million as tourism receipts. In 2009 tourism receipts registered a decline of -8.3% with a total of US $ 608.3 million, reflecting the decline in tourist arrivals that year.

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ADDITIONAL TABLES


Table: 18 Atoll & Island Name

Airport Distance (Km)

1Adaaran Prestige Vaadhu

K. Vaadhu

8.0

2Adhaaran Club Rannaalhi

K. Rannalhi

34.0

3Adhaaran Select Hudhuranfushi

K. Lhohifushi

4Adhaaran Select Meedhupparu

Year of Initial Initial Bed 2005 Operation Capacity

2006

2007

2008

2009 100

1978

18

66

66

66

66

1978

34

232

232

232

256 * 256

22.5

1979

40

274

274

354

354

354

R. Meedhupparu

130.3

2000

430

466

470

470

470

470

5Alila Villas Hadahaa

G.A Hadahaa

405.0

2009

100

-

-

-

-

100

6Alimatha Aquatic Resort

V. Alimatha

48.0

1975

20

260

260

260

260

260

7Anantara Resort & Spa Maldives

K. Dhigufinolhu

40.0

1980

24

200

220

220

220

220

8Angaaga Island Resort and Spa

A.Dh. Angaga

85.0

1989

100

140

140

140

140

140

9Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives, Ihuru

K. Ihuru

17.0

1978

20

90

90

90

90

90

10 Angsana Resort and Spa Maldives - Velavaru

Dh. Velavaru

125.0

1998

50

168

168

168

168

236

11Asdhu Sun Island

K. Asdhu

32.0

1981

36

60

60

60

60

60

12Athurugau Island Resort

A.Dh. Athurugau

90.0

1990

79

98

98

98

98

98

13Bandos Island Resort and Spa

K. Bandos

8.0

1972

220

450

450

450

450

450

14Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru

K. Vabbinfaru

12.0

1977

24

96

96

96

96

96

15Baros Holiday Resort

K. Baros

16.0

1973

56

150

150

150

150

150

16Bathala Island Resort

A.A. Bathala

48.3

1983

20

90

90

90

90

90

337.0

2007

100

-

-

100

142

142

K. Biyaadhoo

18.0

1982

192

192

192

192

192

192

A.Dh. Machchafushi

95.0

1992

96

128

128

128

128

128

20Chaaya Island Dhonveli

K. Kanuoiy Huraa

13.0

1981

20

128

176

292

292

296

21Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa

M. Hakuraa Huraa

128.7

1999

72

160

160

160

160

160

22Cinnamon Island Alidhoo

H.A. Alidhoo

300.0

2007

66

-

-

200

200

200

23Club Faru, Farukolhufushi

K. Farukolhufushi

2.0

1973

112

304

304

304

304

304

24Coco Palm Boduhithi

K. Boduhithi

29.0

1979

50

206

206

206

206

206

25Coco Palm Dhunikolhu

B. Dhunikolhu

124.0

1998

192

200

200

200

200

200

26Coco Palm Kudahithi

K. Kudahithi

27.4

1984

12

14

14

14

14

14

27Cocoa Island

K. Makunufushi

30.0

1981

12

70

70

70

70

70

28Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

A.Dh. Rangalifinolhu

96.6

1992

80

304

304

304

304

304

29Constance Halaveli Resort

A.A. Halaveli

36.0

1982

30

112

112

112

112

172

30Deva Maldives

A.Dh. Dhidhdhufinolhu

104.0

1988

180

282

282

282

394 * 394

31Dhiggiri Tourist Resort

V. Dhiggiri

32.0

1982

50

90

90

90

90

90

32Dream Island Maldives

K. Villivaru

29.0

1981

120

120

120

120

120

120

33Ellaidhu Tourist Resort

A.A. Ellaidhoo

54.0

1985

32

156

156

176

224

224

34Emboodhu Village

K. Emboodhu

8.0

1979

44

236

236

236

236

236

35Eriyadhu Island Resort

K. Eriyadhu

40.0

1982

40

114

114

114

114

114

17

Beach House Maldives, The Waldorf Astoria H.A Manafaru Collection

18Biyaadhu Island Resort 19

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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ADDITIONAL TABLES

Name of the Resort

Bed Capacity of Tourist Resorts, 2005 - 2009

Tourism Yearbook 2010


ADDITIONAL TABLES

Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 18 Cont... Name of the Resort

Atoll & Island Name

Airport Distance (Km)

Year of Initial Bed Initial Capacity Operation

36Fihalhohi Island Resort

K. Fihaalhohi

28.0

1981

37Filitheyo Island Resort

F. Filitheyo

120.7

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

90

300

300

300

300

300

1999

250

250

250

250

250

250

38

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

K. Kuda Huraa

12.9

1977

32

212

212

212

212

212

39

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

B. Landaa Giraavaru

120.0

2006

206

-

206

206

206

206

40Full Moon Beach Resort

K. Furanafushi

5.6

1973

112

312

312

312

312

312

41Fun Island Resort

K. Bodufinolhu

38.0

1980

44

200

200

200

200

200

42Gangehi Island Resort

A.A. Gangehi

77.2

1987

50

50

50

50

72

72

43Gasfinolhu Island Resort

K. Gasfinolhu

23.0

1980

18

80

80

80

80

80

44Giraavaru Tourist Resort

K. Giraavaru

11.3

1980

40

132

132

132

132

132

45Handhufushi

S. Herethere

480.0

2007

106

-

-

546

546

546

46Helengeli Island Resort

K. Helengeli

46.7

1979

20

100

100

100

100

100

47Hilton Maldives - Irufushi Resort & Spa

N. Medhafushi

238.0

2008

200

-

-

-

300

390

48Holiday Island

A.Dh. Dhiffushi

93.0

1994

284

284

284

284

284

284

49Huvafenfushi

K. Nakatchafushi

25.7

1979

80

102

102

102

102

102

50Huvandhumaafushi

G.A Funamauddua

400.0

2009

100

-

-

-

-

100

250.0

2005

50

50

90

90

90

90

51

Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives, H.A. Dhonakulhi Spa Resort & Marina

52Island of Bolifushi

K. Bolifushi

12.0

1982

64

110

110

110

110

110

53Kandooma Tourist Resort

K. Kandoomafushi

27.4

1985

98

204

204

204

322

322

54Kanifinolhu Tourist Resort

K. Kanifinolhu

19.3

1978

18

378

444

444

444

444

55Kihaadhufaru Tourist Resort

B. Kihaadhuffaru

104.6

1999

200

200

200

200

200

200

56Komandoo Maldive Island Resort

Lh. Komandoo

128.7

1998

90

120

120

120

120

120

57Kudarah Island Resort

A.Dh. Kudarah

88.5

1991

50

60

60

60

60

60

58Kuramathi Tourist Resort

A.A. Kuramathi

56.3

1977

48

580

580

580

580

580

59Kuredhdhu Island Resort

Lh. Kuredhdhu

128.7

1978

18

660

660

740

746

768

60Kurumba Maldives

K. Vihamanaafushi

3.2

1972

60

362

362

362

362

362

61Lily Beach Resort

A.Dh. Huvahendhoo

85.0

1994

168

170

170

170

170

250

62Maayafushi Tourist Resort

A.A. Maayafushi

63.0

1983

48

150

150

150

150

150

63Madoogali Resort

A.A. Madoogali

77.2

1989

70

112

112

112

112

112

64Makunudhoo Island

K. Makunudhu

38.6

1983

58

74

74

74

74

74

65Medhufushi Island Resort

M. Medhufushi

128.7

2000

240

240

240

240

240

240

66Meeru Island Resort

K. Meerufenfushi

37.0

1978

128

518

518

570

570

570

67Mirihi Island Resort

A.Dh. Mirihi

112.6

1989

36

72

72

72

72

72

68Moofushi Island Resort

A.Dh. Moofushi

80.0

1990

84

124

124

124

124

124

69Nika Island Resort

A.A. Kudafolhudhu

69.2

1983

30

76

76

76

76

76

70Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

K. Olhuveli

51.5

1979

36

268

268

268

268

268

71One & Only Kanuhura, Maldives

Lh. Kanuhuraa

125.5

1999

200

200

200

200

200

200

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Table: 18 Cont... Name of the Resort

Atoll & Island Name

Airport Distance (Km)

Year of Initial Bed Initial Capacity Operation

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

72One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives K. Medhufinolhu

64.4

1979

24

264

264

264

264

268

73Palm Beach Island

Lh. Madhiriguraidhoo

128.7

1999

200

200

216

216

228

248

74Palm Tree Island

K. Veligandu Huraa

27.0

1986

32

112

112

138

138

138

75Paradise Island Resort & Spa

K. Lankanfinolhu

9.6

1979

24

520

520

520

568

76Ranveli Village

A.Dh. Villingilivaru

77.0

1991

112

112

112

112

112

112

77Reethi Beach Resort

B. Fonimagoodhoo

104.6

1998

200

200

200

200

200

200

78Rihiveli Beach Resort

K. Mahaanaelhi Huraa

40.2

1980

40

100

100

100

100

100

79Royal Island

B. Horubadhoo

110.0

2001

304

304

304

304

304

304

80Shangri - La Villingili Resort & Spa S. Villingili

478.0

2009

284

-

-

-

-

284

81Soneva Fushi By Six Senses

B. Kunfunadhoo

104.6

1983

50

130

130

130

130

130

82Soneva Gili By Six Senses

K. Lankanfushi

9.7

1980

12

94

94

94

94

94

83Summer Island Village

K. Ziyaaraifushi

35.0

1983

58

216

216

216

216

216

84Sun Island Resort & Spa

A.Dh. Nalaguraidhoo

99.8

1998

700

852

852

852

852

852

85Taj Exortica Resort & Spa Maldives K. Embudhu Finolhu

12.9

1983

20

128

128

128

128

128

86Thulhaagiri Island Resort

K. Thulhaagiri

11.0

1980

44

138

138

138

138

172

87Thundufushi Island Resort

A.Dh. Thundufushi

80.5

1990

74

94

94

94

94

94

88Twin Island Resort

A.Dh. Maafushivaru

54.7

1991

60

94

94

98

98

98

89Vakarufalhi Island Resort

A.Dh. Vakarufalhi

90.0

1994

100

100

100

100

100

90Velassaru Maldives

K. Velassaru

11.3

1974

90

258

258

258

258

258

91Velidhoo Island Resort

A.A. Velidhoo

80.5

1989

22

200

200

200

200

200

92Veligandu Island

A.A. Veligandu

51.0

1984

34

146

146

148

148

148

93Vilamendhoo Island Resort

A.Dh. Vilamendhoo

48.3

1994

200

282

282

282

282

282

94Villu Reef Beach & Spa Resort

Dh. Meedhuffushi

128.7

1998

136

156

156

156

156

200

K. Hembadhoo

32.2

1982

68

132

132

132

132

132

A.A. Fesdhu

72.4

1982

90

110

164

164

164

164

180.0

2008

100

-

-

-

100

100

19,860

20,804

95

Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives

96W. Retreat & Spa Maldives

97Zitahli Resort & Spa, Kudafunafaru N. Kudafunafaru Total

17,348 17,802 19,028

*

*

568

100

ADDITIONAL TABLES

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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Tourism Yearbook 2010

New Islands Leased for Resort/Hotel Development & their Estimated Opening Dates

Table: 19

No. of Resorts

Bed Capacity

19

3,376

7

1,056

Existing

3

456

Upcoming

4

600

Island

Lease Holder

MATHI UTHURU PROVINCE (Upper North Province) HAA ALIF ATOLL

Estimated Opening Date

1Berinmadhoo

Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Didi, Ma.Niyaz Villa

200

December 2011

2Kelaa

Ahmed Shafeeq, Ma.Nivico

200

December 2013

3Naridhoo

Mr. Ali Zahir, H.Iruvelige

100

NA

4Uligamu (CITY HOTEL)

Maldives Tourism Development Crporation PLC

100

December 2011

HAA DHAAL ATOLL

6

1,250

Existing

0

0

Upcoming

6

1,250

5Hanimaadhoo

Ms. Fathimath Thasleema, M.Maafannu Villa

200

April 2011

6Hondaafushi

Mr. Abdulla Ali, H.Girithereyge

200

June 2013

7Kudamuraidhoo

JH Resorts

250

June 2013

8Naagoashi

Maldives Tourism Development Crporation PLC

600

January 2012

9Nolhivaranfaru

Ms. Aishath Shaugee, Ma.Light Corner

200

NA

Trinus - CAE Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

50

NA

10Dhipparufushi (Transport Network) SHAVIYANI ATOLL

6

1,070

Existing

0

0

Upcoming

6

1,070

11Dholhiyadhoo

Mr. Mohamed Latheef, H.Baraboamaage

200

June 2011

12Farukolhu North

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

13Farukolhu South

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

14Gaakoshibi

Mr. Hussain Waheed, Huvandhumaage, Sh.Foakaidhoo

200

July 2011

15Kabaalifaru

Mr. Ali Shareef, M.Anaa Villa

200

April 2012

16Vagaru

Vagaru Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

70

November 2011

UTHURU PROVINCE (North Province) NOON ATOLL Existing Upcoming

30

6,072

8

1,522

2

542

6

980

17Huvadhumaavattaru

Noonu Hotels and Resorts Development Pvt. Ltd

200

NA

18Maafaru

Noonu Hotels and Resorts Development Pvt. Ltd

200

NA

19Maavelaavaru

Athama Investments Pvt. Ltd.

100

July 2011

20Ekulhivaru

Maldives Tourism Develoment Corporation PLC

180

July 2013

21Randheli

I & T Management Pvt. Ltd

100

December 2011

22Fushivelavaru (Housing Project)

Mr. Rolf E.M. Berthold

200

NA

36


Table: 19 Cont... No. of Resorts

Lease Holder

Bed Estimated Capacity Opening Date

RAA ATOLL

6

970

Existing

1

470

5

440

Upcoming 23Ufulandhoo

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd

200

NA

24Eiythigili

Amin Construction Pvt. Ltd

200

June 2013

25Lundhufushi

Silver Tides Pvt. Ltd.

40

NA

26Maanenfushi

Ms. Nasra Abdul Sattar, M.Maavina

150

NA

27Kudakurathu (Transport Network)

Dheebaja Investment Pvt. Ltd.

50

NA

BAA ATOLL

10

2,004

Existing

6

1,240

Upcoming

4

764

34Finolhas

Coastline Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

200

June 2013

35Kihavah Huravalhi

Maldives Tourism Development Corporation

164

November 2010

36Mudhdhoo

Coastline Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

200

June 2011

37Vakkaru

Fizy Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

200

July 2013

LHAVIYANI ATOLL

6

1,636

Existing

4

1,336

Upcoming

2

300

38Hudhufushi

Mr. Abdul Rauf, M.Snow Rose

39Kanifushi

Mr. Mohamed Nasheedh, H.Fodhdhooge

Male’ (Capital)

400

NA

300

November 2011

16

1,474

Existing

14

1,212

Upcoming

2

262

40Nasandhura Palace Hotel

Galaxy Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

62

2011

41Male’ Hotel / Dharubaaruge

Male Investments Pvt. Ltd.

200

2013

MEDHU UTHURU PROVINCE (North Central Province)

78

15,688

44

9,246

Existing

43

9,046

Upcoming

1

200

KAAFU ATOLL

43Kaashidhuffaru

Mr. Ahmed Shafeeq, Ma.Nivico

ALIF ALIF ATOLL

200 12

2,000

Existing

12

2,000

Upcoming

0

0

Alif Dhaal Atoll

16

3,442

Existing

16

3,442

Upcoming

0

0

37

July 2013

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Tourism Yearbook 2010


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Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 19 Cont...

Island

No. of Bed Estimated Resorts Capacity Opening Date

Lease Holder

VAAV ATOLL

3

400

Existing

2

350

Upcoming

1

50

47Fottheyo (Transport Network)

50

Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Ltd. (MTCC)

MEDHU PROVINCE (Central Province)

10

1,816

3

460

Existing

2

400

Upcoming

1

60

FAAF ATOLL

1

250

Existing

1

250

Upcoming

0

0

DHAAL ATOLL

MEEM ATOLL

48Dhekunuboduveli / Kudausffushi / Gasveli Mr. Mohamed Manik, M.Villa Dhashuge

60

6

1,106

Existing

2

436

Upcoming

4

670

NA

November 2012

51Emboodhoofushi / Olhuveli

Maldives Tourism Development Corporation

220

April 2012

52Kudahuvadhoo

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

53Maafushi

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

54Vohmuli (Transport Network)

Vermillion International Pvt. Ltd.

50

NA

MEDHU DHEKUNU PROVINCE (South Central Province) THAA ATOLL

9

1,430

5

980

Existing

0

0

Upcoming

5

980

55Elaa

Mr. Abbas Mohamed, M.Merry Rose

280

October 2013

56Male’fushi

Malefushi Investment Company Pvt. Ltd.

100

July 2011

57Olhugiri

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

58Thimarafushi

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

59Kalhufahalafushi

Mr. Shabeer Ahmed, H.Millennia

200

NA

LAAM ATOLL

4

450

Existing

0

0

Upcoming

4

450

60Gan, Bodufinolhu & Gasgandufinolhu

Premier Equity Pvt. Ltd.

150

61Kadhdhoo

Mr. Ali Ibrahim, Finivaage, ADh. Fenfushi

200

NA

62Olhuveli

Olhuveli Laamu Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

200

August 2010

63Vadinolhu (Transport Network)

Ali Moosa (Maldives Dhoni Services)

50

NA

38

December 2012


Table: 19 Cont...

Lease Holder

MATHI DHEKUNU PROVINCE (Upper South Province) GAAF ALIF ATOLL

No. of Resorts

Bed Capacity

20

2,626

11

1,372

Existing

2

250

Upcoming

9

1,122

Estimated Opening Date

65Dhigurah

Ahmed Shiyam, H.Vaaly Villa

200

January 2012

67Falhumaafushi

Bonsworth Development Pvt. Ltd.

200

June 2012

68Kondeymathee Laabadhoo

Maldives Tourism Development Corporation PLC

100

July 2013

69Mahadhdhoo

Mahadhdhoo Investments Pvt. Ltd.

100

April 201

70Meradhoo

Xanadu Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

44

November 2011

71Munandhuvaa

Clear Sands Pvt. Ltd.

48

NA

74Vodamulaa

Maldives Tourism Development Corporation PLC

180

July 2013

75Maanagala (Transport Network)

Trinus - CAE Holdings Pvt. Ltd

50

NA

GAAF DHAAL ATOLL Existing Upcoming

9

1,254

0

0

9

1,254

76Gazeera

Gazeera Pvt. Ltd.

44

NA

77Kaadedhdhoo

Dream Ocean Holidays Pvt. Ltd.

200

January 2012

78Kaishidhoo

Kaishidhoo Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

60

NA

79Konotta

Crystal Lagoon Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

100

February 2011

80Lonudhuahutta

One and Half Degree Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

100

November 2012

81Maavedhdhoo

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

82Maguddhuva

Maldives Tourism Development Corporation PLC

200

March 2011

83Odegella

Airport Investments Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

200

NA

84Vatavarreha

Yacht Tours Pvt. Ltd.

150

December 2011

DHEKUNU PROVINCE (South Province) GNAVIYANI ATOLL

6

1,336

1

200

Existing

0

0

Upcoming

1

200

85Fuahmulah

One and Half Degree Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

SEENU ATOLL

200

NA

5

1,136

Existing

3

986

Upcoming

2

150

87Hankede (City Hotel)

Thoodu Pvt. Ltd

100

July 2013

88Dhoogas / Gan (Transport Network)

MVK Maldives Pvt. Ltd.

50

NA

GRAND TOTAL

185

33,218

Existing

113

22,416

Upcoming

72

10,802

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Data as of October 2010

39

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Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 20

Graduates from Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Industry, 2005 - 2009 Full Time Courses

Other Courses

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Grand Total

2005

90

28

118

104

110

214

332

2006

70

25

95

151

26

177

272

2007

63

16

79

104

71

175

254

2008

75

49

124

64

13

77

201

2009

48

15

63

95

54

149

212

Total

160

53

479

255

136

792

1,271

Year

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Inbound & Outbound Travel, 2005-2009 (Locals Only)

Table: 21 Year

Arrivals

% change

Departure

% change

2005

72,831

9.5

76,977

26.3

2006

82,243

12.9

74,348

-3.4

2007

100,575

22.3

101,842

37.0

2008

121,287

20.6

123,008

20.8

2009

120,328

-0.8

121,464

-1.3

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Seasonal Variation of Tourist Arrivals, 2005-2009 (Seasonal Indices)

Table: 22 Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Seasonality Ratio

2005

57

89

108

90

77

69

91

116

102

123

135

142

1.4

2006

116

109

109

112

82

66

85

100

89

109

107

117

1.2

2007

115

116

114

112

83

68

91

94

86

104

101

116

1.2

2008

114

119

126

110

86

71

84

91

89

99

102

110

1.3

2009

108

103

109

100

76

64

78

92

89

110

109

115

1.2

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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By Nationality Europe

Tourist Arrivals & Market Share by Major Markets, 2005 - 2009 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

306,856

(77.6)

457,535

(76.0)

495,371

(73.3)

497,565

(72.8)

462,192

(70.5)

Austria

9,358

(2.4)

14,100

(2.3)

13,673

(2.0)

13,462

(2.0)

13,274

(2.0)

Belgium

1,595

(0.4)

3,990

(0.7)

3,552

(0.5)

3,368

(0.5)

3,437

(0.5)

Czech Republic

1,433

(0.4)

2,295

(0.4)

2,766

(0.4)

3,811

(0.6)

3,851

(0.6)

Denmark

1,095

(0.3)

1,499

(0.2)

1,819

(0.3)

1,834

(0.3)

1,722

(0.3)

357

(0.1)

518

(0.1)

789

(0.1)

865

(0.1)

1,088

(0.2) (7.7)

Finland France

21,640

(5.5)

43,627

(7.2)

45,301

(6.7)

48,100

(7.0)

50,373

Germany

55,782

(14.1)

70,830

(11.8)

72,269

(10.7)

69,240

(10.1)

69,085

(10.5)

Greece

1,703

(0.4)

3,584

(0.6)

4,850

(0.7)

4,926

(0.7)

5,406

(0.8)

Hungary

1,124

(0.3)

2,661

(0.4)

2,568

(0.4)

2,052

(0.3)

1,848

(0.3)

Ireland

1,452

(0.4)

2,648

(0.4)

3,148

(0.5)

2,884

(0.4)

2,420

(0.4)

567

(0.1)

846

(0.1)

1,308

(0.2)

1,588

(0.2)

1,380

(0.2)

70,115

(17.7)

118,929

(19.8)

117,246

(17.3)

103,824

(15.2)

89,292

(13.6)

Netherlands

4,151

(1.1)

8,050

(1.3)

6,479

(1.0)

5,595

(0.8)

5,355

(0.8)

Norway

1,141

(0.3)

1,613

(0.3)

1,808

(0.3)

2,596

(0.4)

2,120

(0.3)

Poland

1,019

(0.3)

1,844

(0.3)

2,659

(0.4)

3,325

(0.5)

3,357

(0.5)

Portugal

2,238

(0.6)

3,655

(0.6)

4,188

(0.6)

4,150

(0.6)

4,822

(0.7)

14,582

(3.7)

21,955

(3.6)

31,845

(4.7)

48,978

(7.2)

40,014

(6.1)

(0.2)

1,469

(0.2)

1,916

(0.3)

1,970

(0.3)

(0.1)

1,204

(0.2)

1,372

(0.2)

1,324

(0.2)

(1.3)

8,217

(1.2)

7,279

(1.1)

(0.3)

3,542

(0.5)

3,165

(0.5) (4.1)

Israel Italy

Russia Slovakia

501

(0.1)

944

Slovenia

569

(0.1)

796

(1.1)

8,798

(0.3)

2,149

Spain

3,510

(0.9)

6,678

Sweden

1,318

(0.3)

1,800

Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Other Europe Asia Bangladesh

19,321

(4.9)

26,251

(4.4)

26,183

(3.9)

26,983

(4.0)

26,783

869

(0.2)

2,044

(0.3)

2,442

(0.4)

3,235

(0.5)

2,758

(0.4)

1,060

(0.3)

2,427

(0.4)

3,545

(0.5)

5,399

(0.8)

4,643

(0.7)

87,264

(22.1)

107,995

(17.9)

125,158

(18.5)

116,821

(17.1)

105,950

(16.2)

3,092

(0.8)

5,956

(1.0)

8,155

(1.2)

9,482

(1.4)

9,476

(1.4)

69,498

(17.6)

117,055

(19.4)

144,363

(21.4)

145,494

(21.3)

155,538

(23.7)

643

(0.2)

1,050

(0.2)

1,284

(0.2)

455

(0.1)

388

(0.1) (9.2)

China

11,609

(2.9)

26,396

(4.4)

35,976

(5.3)

41,511

(6.1)

60,666

India

10,260

(2.6)

12,071

(2.0)

17,327

(2.6)

16,663

(2.4)

15,850

(2.4)

520

(0.1)

625

(0.1)

943

(0.1)

581

(0.1)

677

(0.1)

(6.6)

41,121

(6.1)

38,193

(5.6)

36,641

(5.6)

(2.7)

20,976

(3.1)

20,934

(3.1)

16,135

(2.5)

(0.4)

3,137

(0.5)

3,139

(0.5)

(0.1)

1,191

(0.2)

1,046

(0.2)

(0.1)

979

(0.1)

(0.7)

5,214

(0.8) (1.2)

Indonesia Japan

23,269

(5.9)

39,528

Korea

6,543

(1.7)

16,157

Malaysia

2,366

(0.6)

2,915

(0.5)

2,999

Pakistan

940

(0.2)

1,119

(0.2)

1,013

Philippines

565

(0.1)

666

(0.1)

982

(0.1)

871

Singapore

3,258

(0.8)

4,255

(0.7)

4,456

(0.7)

4,956

Sri Lanka

7,165

(1.8)

7,954

(1.3)

9,654

(1.4)

9,752

(1.4)

7,833

685

(0.2)

1,281

(0.2)

2,018

(0.3)

2,233

(0.3)

1,975

(0.3)

1,114

(0.3)

2,251

(0.4)

3,663

(0.5)

3,952

(0.6)

3,813

(0.6)

561

(0.1)

787

(0.1)

1,951

(0.3)

1,065

(0.2)

1,182

(0.2)

3,460

(0.9)

4,169

(0.7)

4,846

(0.7)

5,694

(0.8)

5,034

(0.8)

South Africa

2,392

(0.6)

2,973

(0.5)

3,293

(0.5)

3,732

(0.5)

2,975

(0.5)

Other Africa

1,068

(0.3)

1,196

(0.2)

1,553

(0.2)

1,962

(0.3)

2,059

(0.3)

Taiwan Thailand Other Asia Africa

41

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Table: 23

Tourism Yearbook 2010


ADDITIONAL TABLES

Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 23 Cont... By Nationality

2005

Americas

7,244

2006 (1.8)

10,813

429

Canada

1,426

U.S.A

Brazil

Other Americas Oceania Australia

(1.8)

14,198

(0.1)

564

(0.4)

2,196

4,833 556

2008 (2.1)

14,480

(0.1)

708

(0.4)

2,851

(1.2)

7,150

(0.1)

903

5,858 5,087

15,159

(2.3)

(0.1)

1,327

(0.2)

1,304

(0.2)

(0.4)

2,966

(0.4)

3,043

(0.5)

(1.2)

9,348

(1.4)

8,853

(1.3)

9,438

(1.4)

(0.2)

1,291

(0.2)

1,334

(0.2)

1,374

(0.2)

(1.5)

7,979

(1.3)

10,661

(1.6)

10,574

(1.5)

8,404

(1.3)

(1.3)

6,892

(1.1)

9,406

(1.4)

9,368

(1.4)

7,392

(1.1)

(0.2)

1,142

(0.2)

1,184

(0.2)

991

(0.2)

(0.0)

113

(0.0)

22

(0.0)

21

(0.0) (1.5)

697

(0.2)

1,006

Other Oceania

74

(0.0)

81

(0.6)

4,372

(0.7)

6,450

(1.0)

9,205

(1.3)

9,525

Kuwait

290

(0.1)

668

(0.1)

1,004

(0.1)

1,340

(0.2)

1,181

(0.2)

Lebanon

238

(0.1)

402

(0.1)

660

(0.1)

1,139

(0.2)

984

(0.2)

Saudi Arabia

691

(0.2)

1,530

(0.3)

1,940

(0.3)

2,747

(0.4)

3,036

(0.5)

United Arab Emirates

230

(0.1)

492

(0.1)

807

(0.1)

1,394

(0.2)

1,580

(0.2)

Other Middle East

955

(0.2)

1,280

(0.2)

2,039

(0.3)

2,585

(0.4)

2,744

(0.4)

Global Total

2,404

2009 (2.1)

New Zealand Middle East

2007

395,320

601,923

675,889

683,012

655,852

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

Table: 24

Growth Trends of Major Markets, 2005 - 2009 (in Percent)

By Nationality

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Europe

-35.5

49.1

8.3

0.4

-7.1

Austria

-28.3

50.7

-3.0

-1.5

-1.4

Belgium

-48.3

150.2

-11.0

-5.2

2.0

Czech Republic

-41.1

60.2

20.5

37.8

1.0

Denmark

-12.8

36.9

21.3

0.8

-6.1

Finland

-54.7

45.1

52.3

9.6

25.8

France

-53.1

101.6

3.8

6.2

4.7

Germany

-23.6

27.0

2.0

-4.2

-0.2

Greece

-42.3

110.5

35.3

1.6

9.7

Hungary

-68.5

136.7

-3.5

-20.1

-9.9

Ireland

-34.1

82.4

18.9

-8.4

-16.1

Israel

-24.1

49.2

54.6

21.4

-13.1

Italy

-46.5

69.6

-1.4

-11.4

-14.0

Netherlands

-37.5

93.9

-19.5

-13.6

-4.3

Norway

-14.3

41.4

12.1

43.6

-18.3

Poland

-25.4

81.0

44.2

25.0

1.0

Portugal

-38.0

63.3

14.6

-0.9

16.2

Russia

-19.3

50.6

45.0

53.8

-18.3

Slovakia

-74.1

88.4

55.6

30.4

2.8

Slovenia

-24.6

39.9

51.3

14.0

-3.5

Spain

-53.6

90.3

31.7

-6.6

-11.4

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By Nationality

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Europe

-35.5

49.1

8.3

0.4

-7.1

Sweden

-46.9

36.6

19.4

64.8

-10.6

Switzerland

-33.9

35.9

-0.3

3.1

-0.7

Turkey

-66.7

135.2

19.5

32.5

-14.7

Ukraine

-19.5

129.0

46.1

52.3

-14.0

United Kingdom

-23.4

23.8

15.9

-6.7

-9.3

Other countries

-31.8

92.6

36.9

16.3

-0.1

-38.2

68.4

23.3

0.8

6.9

Bangladesh

-3.6

63.3

22.3

-64.6

-14.7

China

-43.6

127.4

36.3

15.4

46.1

India

-6.7

17.7

43.5

-3.8

-4.9

Indonesia

-16.4

20.2

50.9

-38.4

16.5

Japan

-50.4

69.9

4.0

-7.1

-4.1

Korea

-32.4

146.9

29.8

-0.2

-22.9

Malaysia

-18.6

23.2

2.9

4.6

0.1

Pakistan

-38.5

19.0

-9.5

17.6

-12.2

Philippines

13.2

17.9

47.4

-11.3

12.4

Singapore

8.0

30.6

4.7

11.2

5.2

Sri Lanka

-14.2

11.0

21.4

1.0

-19.7

Taiwan

-62.8

87.0

57.5

10.7

-11.6

Thailand

-66.1

102.1

62.7

7.9

-3.5

Other countries

-64.0

40.3

147.9

-45.4

11.0

-35.0

20.5

16.2

17.5

-11.6

South Africa

-37.8

24.3

10.8

13.3

-20.3

Other countries

-27.8

12.0

29.8

26.3

4.9

Americas

-22.9

49.3

31.3

2.0

4.7

Brazil

-19.5

31.5

25.5

87.4

-1.7

Canada

-31.1

54.0

29.8

4.0

2.6

U.S.A

-19.4

47.9

30.7

-5.3

6.6

Other countries

-29.5

62.4

43.0

3.3

3.0

Asia

Africa

Oceania

-36.9

36.2

33.6

-0.8

-20.5

Australia

-38.1

35.5

36.5

-0.4

-21.1

New Zealand

-29.8

44.3

13.5

3.7

-16.3

Other countries

-3.9

9.5

39.5

-80.5

-4.5

Middle East

-46.8

81.9

47.5

42.7

3.5

Kuwait

-49.4

130.3

50.3

33.5

-11.9

Lebanon

-45.7

68.9

64.2

72.6

-13.6

Saudi Arabia

-63.1

121.4

26.8

41.6

10.5

United Arab Emirates

-43.3

113.9

64.0

72.7

13.3

Other countries

-22.2

34.0

59.3

26.8

6.2

-35.9

52.3

12.3

1.1

-4.0

Global Total Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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ADDITIONAL TABLES

Tourism Yearbook 2010

Table: 25

Tourist Arrivals by Nationality (end September 2010) January - September

REGION / NATIONALITY

2009

2010

EUROPE

333,598

CENTRAL / EASTERN EUROPE

43,938 563

Belarus * Bulgaria *

% Change

% Share 2010

362,758

8.7

63.8

52,531

19.6

9.2

620

10.1

0.1

628

714

13.7

0.1

Czech Republic

2,720

3,472

27.6

0.6

Hungary

1,407

1,714

21.8

0.3

Kazakhstan *

1,309

1,093

-16.5

0.2

Poland

2,251

2,497

10.9

0.4

860

872

1.4

0.2

Russia

27,789

34,393

23.8

6.0

Slovakia

1,402

1,712

22.1

0.3

Ukraine

3,195

3,781

18.3

0.7

Romania

Other Central / Eastern Europe NORTHERN EUROPE Denmark

1,814

1,663

-8.3

0.3

84,805

92,982

9.6

16.3

1,133

1,560

37.7

0.3

Finland

696

815

17.1

0.1

Ireland

1,774

1,883

6.1

0.3

Norway

1,555

1,558

0.2

0.3

Sweden

2,067

1,959

-5.2

0.3

United Kingdom

77,562

85,167

9.8

15.0

18

40

122.2

0.0

Other Northern Europe SOUTHERN EUROPE

83,880

84,184

0.4

14.8

Greece

4,168

3,715

-10.9

0.7

Italy

68,498

68,114

-0.6

12.0

Portugal

3,883

3,611

-7.0

0.6

Slovenia

916

1,107

20.9

0.2

5,642

6,428

13.9

1.1

773

1,209

56.4

0.2

117,859

128,177

8.8

22.5

9,261

10,256

10.7

1.8

Spain Other Southern Europe WESTERN EUROPE Austria Belgium

2,348

2,851

21.4

0.5

France

34,869

37,869

8.6

6.7

Germany

48,162

53,502

11.1

9.4

Netherlands / Holland

3,929

4,128

5.1

0.7

Switzerland

18,827

19,032

1.1

3.3

Other Western Europe EAST MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE Israel Turkey Other East Mediterranean Europe

463

539

16.4

0.1

3,116

4,884

56.7

0.9

960

1,613

68.0

0.3

1,859

2,938

58.0

0.5

297

333

12.1

0.1

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Table: 25 Cont...

REGION / NATIONALITY

2009

2010

% Change

% Share 2010

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

111,383

180,674

62.2

31.8

NORTH EAST ASIA

77,284

136,636

76.8

24.0

China

38,850

90,672

133.4

15.9

Japan

26,993

27,971

3.6

4.9

Korea

10,027

15,150

51.1

2.7

Taiwan

1,398

2,802

100.4

0.5

16

41

156.3

0.0

Other North East Asia SOUTH EAST ASIA

9,581

11,744

22.6

2.1

Indonesia

476

589

23.7

0.1

Malaysia

2,109

2,628

24.6

0.5

Philippines

702

766

9.1

0.1

Singapore

3,489

3,377

-3.2

0.6

Thailand

2,594

4,128

59.1

0.7

211

256

21.3

0.0

18,222

24,121

32.4

4.2

257

356

38.5

0.1

10,603

16,050

51.4

2.8

Other South East Asia SOUTH ASIA Bangladesh India Pakistan

743

900

21.1

0.2

Sri Lanka

5,948

5,916

-0.5

1.0

671

899

34.0

0.2

OCEANIA

Other South Asia

6,296

8,173

29.8

1.4

Australia

5,570

7,315

31.3

1.3

717

830

15.8

0.1

New Zealand Other Oceania AFRICA South Africa Other Africa

9

28

211.1

0.0

3,530

3,855

9.2

0.7

2,167

2,091

-3.5

0.4

1,363

1,764

29.4

0.3

10,587

12,964

22.5

2.3

Brazil

917

1,283

39.9

0.2

Canada

2,129

2,587

21.5

0.5

U.S.A.

6,556

8,050

22.8

1.4

985

1,044

6.0

0.2

6,741

8,452

25.4

1.5

Kuwait

863

909

5.3

0.2

Lebanon

714

790

10.6

0.1

Saudi Arabia

2,158

3,171

46.9

0.6

United Arab Emirates

1,164

1,214

4.3

0.2

1,842

2,368

28.6

0.4

465,839

568,703

22.1

100.0

AMERICAS

Other Americas MIDDLE EAST

Other Middle East TOTAL TOURIST ARRIVALS Note: * new markets Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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Major Tourism Indicators (end September 2010)

Table: 26 Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

TOURIST ARRIVALS

Total 2009

61,531

58,520

62,127

57,186

43,154

36,205

44,332

52,388

50,396

465,839

2010

67,478

77,063

74,975

60,742

58,324

44,050

57,232

66,315

62,524

568,703

Growth %

9.7

31.7

20.7

6.2

35.2

21.7

29.1

26.6

24.1

22.1

2009

113

169

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

295

FRONTIER ARRIVALS (by air)

SURFACE ARRIVALS (Cruise Passengers)

2010

0

534

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

534

Growth %

-100.0

216.0

-100.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

81.0

REGISTERED CAPACITY 2010 RESORTS

HOTELS

GUEST HOUSES

SAFARI VESSELS

TOTAL

Average

Nos.

97

97

97

97

97

97

97

97

97

97

Beds

20,804

20,906

20,930

21,044

21,044

21,040

21,040

21,040

21,184

21,004

Nos.

14

14

15

15

16

16

15

15

16

15

Beds

1,344

1,344

1,344

1,368

1,396

1,398

1,368

1,368

1,398

1,370

Nos.

22

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

Beds

469

487

487

487

487

487

474

487

487

484

Nos.

147

149

149

149

151

151

152

153

153

150

Beds

2,145

2,286

2,318

2,318

2,369

2,379

2,395

2,420

2,423

2,339

Nos.

280

283

284

284

287

287

287

288

289

285

Beds

24,762

25,023

25,079

25,217

25,296

25,304

25,277

25,315

25,492

OPERATIONAL CAPACITY RESORTS

Nos.

Beds

HOTELS

Nos.

Beds

GUEST HOUSES

Nos.

Beds

SAFARI VESSELS

Nos.

Beds

TOTAL

Jan-Sep

Nos.

Beds

25,196 Average

2009

82

82

82

84

85

84

85

86

85

84

2010

88

91

92

92

91

89

89

90

89

90

2009

18,412

18,416

18,498

18,724

19,140

19,042

19,428

19,528

18,982

18,908

2010

19,562

20,312

20,486

20,550

20,322

19,974

19,974

20,174

20,190

20,172

2009

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

14

13

2010

13

13

15

15

15

15

15

15

14

14

2009

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,110

1,188

987

2010

1,344

1,344

1,368

1,368

1,368

1,368

1,368

1,368

1,291

1,354

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

18

15

18

21

22

19

20

21

19

19

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

399

297

423

464

474

424

452

464

420

424

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

39

80

99

101

110

103

100

97

106

93

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

618

1,122

1,410

1,426

2,376

1,593

1,539

1,475

1,547

1,456

2009

95

95

95

97

98

97

98

99

99

97

2010

158

199

224

229

238

226

224

223

228

217

2009

19,522

19,526

19,608

19,834

20,250

20,152

20,538

20,638

20,170

20,026

2010

21,923

23,075

23,687

23,808

24,540

23,359

23,333

23,481

23,448

23,406

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Table: 26 Cont... Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

BED NIGHTS RESORTS

HOTELS

GUEST HOUSES

SAFARI VESSELS

TOTAL

Total 2009

507,912

456,697

482,441

434,297

361,343

278,868

351,956

412,221

370,478

3,656,213

2010

525,782

543,538

544,373

472,199

419,229

309,262

406,147

473,508

421,853

4,115,891

Growth %

3.5

19.0

12.8

8.7

16.0

10.9

15.4

14.9

13.9

12.6

2009

15,428

12,854

13,628

13,091

9,875

8,058

9,211

9,904

9,164

101,213

2010

15,313

17,339

15,409

15,435

14,489

11,837

14,242

14,494

14,073

132,631

Growth %

-0.7

34.9

13.1

17.9

46.7

46.9

54.6

46.3

53.6

31.0

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

1,855

1,945

2,460

2,360

2,376

1,982

2,337

2,246

2,046

19,607

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

6,349

10,818

18,229

11,596

7,366

3,878

4,737

6,686

6,014

75,673

2009

523,340

469,551

496,069

447,388

371,218

286,926

361,167

422,125

379,642

3,757,426

2010

549,299

573,640

580,471

501,590

443,460

326,959

427,463

496,934

443,986

4,343,802

Growth %

5.0

22.2

17.0

12.1

19.5

14.0

18.4

17.7

16.9

OCCUPANCY RATE (%) RESORTS

HOTELS

GUEST HOUSES

SAFARI VESSELS

TOTAL

AVG. DURATION OF STAY (Days)

Jan-Sep

15.6 Average

2009

89.0

88.6

84.1

77.3

60.9

48.8

58.4

68.1

65.1

71.1

2010

86.7

95.6

85.7

76.6

66.5

51.6

65.6

75.7

69.6

74.9

Change

-2.3

7.0

1.6

-0.7

5.6

2.8

7.2

7.6

4.6

3.7

2009

44.8

41.4

39.6

39.3

28.7

24.2

26.8

28.8

25.7

33.3

2010

36.8

46.1

36.3

37.6

34.2

28.8

33.6

34.2

36.3

36.0

Change

-8.1

4.7

-3.3

-1.7

5.5

4.6

6.8

5.4

10.6

2.7

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

15.0

23.4

18.8

75.4

69.7

62.1

75.4

74.7

62.3

53.0

2009

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

33.1

31.1

41.7

26.2

10.0

7.9

9.9

14.6

12.5

20.8

2009

86.5

85.9

81.6

75.2

59.1

47.5

56.7

66.0

62.7

69.0

2010

80.8

88.8

79.1

70.2

58.3

46.7

59.1

68.3

63.1

68.3

Change

-5.7

2.9

-2.6

-5.0

-0.8

-0.8

2.4

2.3

0.4

-0.8

2009

8.5

8.0

8.0

7.8

8.6

7.9

8.1

8.1

7.5

8.1

2010

8.1

7.4

7.7

8.3

7.6

7.4

7.5

7.5

7.1

7.6

Change

-0.4

-0.6

-0.2

0.4

-1.0

-0.5

-0.7

-0.6

-0.4

-0.4

ADDITIONAL TABLES

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

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TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS 2009


Minister of Tourism Attends a Series of UNWTO Meetings The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawad participated as the head of delegation from Maldives in the 21st Joint Meeting of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization, UNWTO’s Commission for South Asia and the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific; 52nd Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for South Asia; 48th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific; and UNWTO Conference on Increasing Tourist Flow between Asia and the Middle East. The meetings were held from 2-5 March 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Mr. Ismail Yasir, Assistant Director General of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Mr. Maleeh Jamal, Marketing Executive of the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board participated in this meeting.

The UNWTO’s 5th Tourism Statistics Conference The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization, UNWTO conducted its 5th conference on tourism statistics, “Tourism: An Engine for Employment Creation”, in Bali, Indonesia. The conference was held from 30th March to 2nd April 2009. Main objective of the conference was to discuss the “way forward”, as the 2008 International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics have been approved by the United Nations (39th session of the Statistical Commission, February 2008). Another significant objective of the Bali Conference 2009 was to address the issue of the measurement and quality of employment in the tourism industries. Delegates from 95 countries participated in this conference. The Maldives delegation was headed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Ahmed Solih. He was also one of the keynote speakers of the conference.

A job classification process was carried out in 2009. The process included classifying all the jobs in the tourism industry to managerial, supervisory and functional levels. 246 job in nine departments of currently existing resorts have been classified into these three categories under this process. The remaining unclassified jobs have been circulated for tourism industry comments. The main purpose of this classification was to address the issues currently being faced in maintaining the local / foreign employment ratio. It is also believed that the classification will help the locals in seeking higher positions in the industry. The classification process was carried out by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resources, Youth and Sports and experts from the tourism industry of the Maldives.

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TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS 2009

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Tourism Day Celebrations 2009 As in previous year’s the tourism day 2009 was celebrated with special events held for a period of one week. The celebrations started with a radio/TV message by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture which was on aired on 27th September 2009 and a ‘Tourism Day Supplement’ was published and distributed on the same day. Other events held to celebrate tourism day included a panel discussion on aired on Television Maldives on 2nd October 2009. Experts from tourism industry were present in the panel discussing various issues in the Maldives tourism industry. In addition to this, a documentary about the Maldives tourism industry was telecasted on 3rd October 2009 to provide information about the industry to the public. Other activities held to mark the day included a dive site cleaning program in which 39 parties participated and cleaned 46 dive sites. Tourism Day 2009 was marked under the theme: Tourism - celebrating diversity, set for the day by United Nation’s World Tourism Organization.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES During the year 2009, the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) carried out number of activities to promote the Maldives as a tourism destination. Apart from participating in major international tourism fairs and road shows, MTPB organized several familiarization trips and number of advertisements has been made through print and broadcast media.

BIT Fair - Milan, Italy The BIT fair, which is the largest exhibition in the world targeted for Italian tourist product, was held in Milan, Italy from 19th to 22nd February 2009. The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), represented the Maldives in the fair along with a high level delegation. The Maldives delegation included the President of the Maldives H.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawad, cabinet ministers, members of the People’s Majlis, senior officials from the government of the Maldives, as well as tourism industry partners. During the fair, the President gave a press conference to the Italian media. He also met with Italian Tour operators and Travel magazines and exchanged information about the Maldives tourism and investment opportunities in the tourism sector of the Maldives. Cultural events were displayed at the Maldives stand during the fair.

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ITB Fair - Berlin, Germany The Maldives participated in the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB fair, held in Berlin, Germany from 11th to 15th March 2009. The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) along with senior officials from the tourism industry represented the Maldives in the fair. The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawad and Minister of State for Tourism, Arts and Culture Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed gave a press conference to the German media during the fair. One of the major highlights of the fair was a special live coverage which was on aired from the Maldives stand by a German radio channel. Apart from a local band performing live music at the stand, cultural dances were also performed. Cultural activities of the Maldives were displayed throughout the fair. While the first three days of the fair was aimed at travel and trade partners, the last two days were open for public. The fair was covered by Television Maldives.

World Travel Market - London, United Kingdom The World Travel Market, which took place in London, United Kingdom, from 9th to 12th November 2009, is an annual event which gives the participants a unique opportunity for the global travel traders to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof. The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, senior officials from the tourism industry and individual resorts from the Maldives represented the Maldives at the fair. A press conference headed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawad was organized for the U.K media during the fair. The High Commissioner of the Maldives in U.K Dr. Farahanaz Faisal, and senior officials from the tourism industry also participated in the press conference.

A ceremony to officially launch the New7Wonders of Nature Campaign was held on 03 October 2009 at artificial beach. The campaign was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawad. The Official New7Wonders of Nature is a worldwide campaign, and finalists have to achieve a minimum of 90% of international votes and 10% locally. Out of 261 applicants, 77 were short listed by a panel of experts as nominees for the New7Wonders of Nature. The Maldives competed with these 77 nominees in a round of voting and was selected among 21 finalists from the Group B category of small island nations.

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TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS 2009

The New 7 Wonders Campaign

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TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS 2009

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Other Promotional Activities

Apart from the three major fairs mentioned, the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board also participated in the following promotional fairs during the year 2009.

Name of Fair

City/Country

Dates

1 Reiseliv

Oslo, Norway

8 - 11 January

2 Vakantiebeurs

Utrecht, Netherlands

13 - 18 January

3 Matka

Finland

15 - 18 January

4 Ferien Messe

Vienna, Austria

15 - 18 January

5 CMT

Stuttgart, Germany

17 - 25 January

6 Boot Fair

Dusseldorf, Germany

17 - 25 January

7 The Holiday and Travel Show

Dublin, Ireland

23 - 25 January

8 Fespo

Zurich, Switzerland

29 January - 1 February

9 Fitur

Madrid, Spain

28 January - 1 February

10 BIT

Milan, Italy

19 - 22 February

11 ITB

Berlin, Germany

11 - 15 February

12 MITT

Moscow, Russia

18 - 21 February

13 Marine Diving Fair

Tokyo, Japan

3 - 5 April

14 Emirates Holiday World

Dubai, UAE

1 - 3 May

15 Arab Travel Market

Dubai, U.A.E

5 - 8 May

16 Indaba

Durban, South Africa

9 - 12 May

17 World Travel Fair

Seoul, South Korea

5 - 8 June

18 Asia Luxury Travel Market

Senghai, China

15 - 18 June

19 JATA World Travel Fair

Tokyo Japan

17 - 20 September

20 Top Resa

Paris, France

22 - 25 September

21 TTG INCONTRI

Rimini, Italy

16 - 18 October

22 ITB Asia

Singapore

21 - 23 October

23 Swiss International Exhibition

Lugaano, Switzerland

29 October - 1 November

24 ITF

Taipei, Tiwan

30 October - 2 November

25 Dima Show

Orland

4 - 7 November

26 World Travel Market

London, UK

9 - 12 November

27 International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM)

Cannes, France

7 - 9 December

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Notes


Explanatory Notes and Definitions Explanatory notes and definitions in this publication are used as per United Nation’s World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) recommendations. However, some of the terminologies are specific to the use of data provided in this publication itself. Following are some of the UNWTO definitions. Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes. International visitor refers to any person traveling to a country other than the one in which he/she has his/her usual residence, but outside his/her usual environment, for less than 12 consecutive months and whose main purpose of trip is other than the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.

Apart from the UNWTO definitions, the following definitions from the Maldives Tourism Act (Law No. 2/99) were adopted for this publication. Tourist hotel refers to an establishment, other than a tourist resort or a tourist guesthouse, that has been developed to provide board and lodging or [only] lodging for tourists for a payment decided at a certain rate per day of stay. Tourist guesthouse refers to an establishment, other than a tourist hotel, that has been developed, in compliance with standards determined by the Ministry of Tourism, to provide board and lodging or [only] lodging for tourists for a payment decided at a certain rate per day of stay.

Tourist (overnight visitor) is a visitor who stays at least one night in a collective or private accommodation in the country visited.

Tourist vessel (safari vessel) refers to seagoing vessel that has been developed, in compliance with standards determined by the Ministry of Tourism, to provide board and lodging for tourists for a payment decided at a certain rate per day of stay on board such vessel.

Nationality of a visitor is that of the government issuing his/ her passport or other identification document, even if he/she normally resides in another country.

Marina refers to harbors developed for anchoring yachts and such vessels and to provide various services to those vessels.

Tourist accommodation refers to any facility that regularly or occasionally provides overnight accommodation for tourists.

Bed Tax refers to the US$ 8 or equivalent in a foreign currency as tax payable to the Government of the Maldives from each tourist per day of stay at a tourist resort/hotel/guest house/vessel.

Occupancy rate refers to the proportion of the rooms or bedplaces in a collective tourism establishment that is occupied over some period of time, such as night, month or year. Duration of stay refers to the time spent during a visit measured from the stand point of the receiving country or place. Tourism receipts are defined as expenditures of international inbound visitors including their payments to national carriers for international transport. They also include any other prepayments or payments afterwards made for good and services received in the destination country. Tourist resort refers to an island or a designated area of an island that has been developed to accommodate tourists and to provide board and lodging facilities for them.

Bed Rent refers to the annual rent paid to the Government by tourist resorts per bed in the resort.


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