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Maldives' Tourism Minister Urges Indian Tourists To Visit Post Decline In Numbers

Statistics from the Maldives Tourism Ministry showed that the number of tourist arrivals from India has declined by 42 per cent in the first four months of 2021 compared to the same period last year

India's position dropped from topmost to sixth place among the top tourist markets Photo: Shutterstock.com

The number of Indian tourists visiting the Maldives has decreased due to strained bilateral relations. To address this issue, the Maldivian Tourism Minister, Ibrahim Faisal, urged Indians to contribute to the country's economy which heavily relies on tourism. In an interview with PTI Videos, he emphasised the historical relations between India and the Maldives and expressed the newly elected government's desire to work together with India. He added that his country always promotes peace and a friendly environment, and Indian tourists would be warmly welcomed.