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Maldives Club Med Kani 7 Nights

Selected Departures in April 2017 There's a good reason why the Club Med Kani Maldives Resort is known as Heaven

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives 7 Nights

Valid: 16 January 2017 - 31 March 2017 With plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 30°C throughout the year, clear

Maldives 7 Nights at Vilamendhoo Island Splendour

Valid 16 January 2017 - 30 April 2017 With plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 30°C throughout the year, clear

Tourism began in the Maldives in 1972. A United Nations mission on development which visited the Maldive Islands in the 1960s did not recommend tourism, claiming that the islands were not suitable. Ever since the launch of the first resort in Maldives in 1972, however, tourism in Maldives has flourished. The arrival of the first tourist group is estimated to have occurred in February 1972. Tourism in Maldives started with just two resorts with a capacity of about 280 beds in and Island Resort. Kurumba island resort is the first resort which was opened in Maldives then Bandos island resort was opened. At present, there are over 105 resorts located in the different atolls constituting the Republic of Maldives. Over the past few decades, the number of tourists in Maldives has risen continuously. In 2009, local island guesthouses started popping up in the Maldives. This was thanks to a change in regulations that began to officially allow tourists to stay among the local population, rather than just on privately owned resort islands. Today, more than 800,000 tourists visit the Maldives each year.