Chinese Invasion Of Maldives Continues
As the Maldives tinkers with a high water mark of one million visitors a year, one amazing stat is that China is the largest inbound tourism market for the tiny island nation.
Forget shopping, casinos and mass tourism attractions, the Chinese simply cannot get enough of this far flung piece of paradise.
Huge multiples of double-digit year on year growth within the recent past is raising the bar of expectations.
A leading driver of demand continues to be the carrier Mega Maldives that has successfully tapped into a growing mainland footprint.
Perhaps the Mega storyline is a key game plan for other up and coming Asian destinations who all to often forget our favorite byline "you can't stay there, if you can't get there."
Asia's evolving aviation industry remains a profound connection to the region's tourism production stream.