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Maldives Feels The Pinch As Indian Tourist Influx Dries Up

As the Maldives grapples with the fallout from strained relations with India, stakeholders across the tourism industry are urging swift action to mend fences and restore the country's standing as a favoured destination among Indian travellers

In 2024, India's position in tourist arrivals has fallen to the sixth position, a notable shift from its top-ranking status just a year earlier Photo: Shutterstock

The Maldives, a once-popular destination among Indian tourists, is now witnessing a significant decline in visitors from the subcontinent, leading to a substantial hit to the country's tourism industry, recent reports indicate.