According to a recent survey conducted by popular German travel website Hotel.de Germans revealed that if money were not an issue, most German tourists would opt for a holiday to the Maldives.
The question asked in the survey was that if money was not a factor in planning a holiday, what would be their dream destination to visit? The results turned out that for Germans, 10.88% voted for the Maldives, 7.91% for the Caribbean, 6.68% for the US, 6.03% for Australia, 5.05% for the South Pacific, 4.62% for New Zealand, 3.55% for Canada, 3.09% for Italy, 3.07% for Scandinavia, and 2.91% for Mauritius
Of the 11,000 clients that participated in the survey, one percent said they would opt to go on a tour to Greenland or Antarctica.
In 2010, Maldives recorded a total of 791,917 arrivals. Out of which a total of 77,108 arrivals were German nationalities which is 11.6% growth compared to 2009. Germany contributes 9.7% of the total market share of the Maldives tourism.
In March 2011, Maldives had a total of 8,908 German arrivals which is a 4.1 increase compared to the same period in 2010. And from January – March 2011, Maldives had a total of 21,890 German arrivals which is a growth of 4.0% compared to Jan – March 2010 and this reflects 8.9% of market share.
Germany remains as one of the most important traditional markets to the Maldives. And every year Maldives has been represented hugely in the world’s leading travel show ITB, Berlin and in the leading dive and boat show, BOOT fair which is held in Dusseldorf.
more information, please contact:
Mr. Mohamed Adam
Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation
Telephone: +960 332 3228 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +960 332 3228 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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