- 14 Virgin Islands to be Developed in the Maldives

According to the demand for bookings in the Maldives continues to grow year after year. Hotels and resorts in the Maldives continually upgrade and fine tune their properties which attracts a growing number of visitors.

Online PR News – 08-February-2013 – Maldives – The Maldives has given the green light to build hotels and resorts on 14 uninhabited islands as the demand from new markets continues to grow. The new resorts will target tourists from the United Kingdom as well as China and are scheduled to be developed within the next two years.

The Tourism Minister Ahmed Adheeb Abdhul Gafoor stated that although business from Europe has been hit by the recession, traffic from China had risen 200% since 2004.
He added that the UK remains an important market, accounting for one in 10 visitors to the Maldives. "The UK is a loyal market and we are hopeful it will turn out good."

There are 60 new Maldives resorts and hotels currently under construction in the Maldives, as well as new domestic airport in the capital Male to serve the southern islands which opened earlier this year.

The Maldives has more than 1,200 islands of which fewer than 200 have hotels and a further 200 are inhabited.

The government has yet to open the bidding process for the 14 islands, but the Tourism Minister said hoteliers were "queuing up to get into the islands".
The forecast is looking good. Its white sandy beaches and deep blue seas provide a perfect backdrop for those in search of beauty, rest and relaxation. World class spas and fine dining add to the overall at the world class holiday destination.

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