Tourist arrivals in March increased by 24.1 percent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. This growth was attributed to an increase in tourists arriving from India, the UK and Germany.

Arrivals during the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 707,924 – a 17 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2017. Moreover, earnings from tourism during the first quarter of 2018 are estimated to be US$ 1.3 billion, of which 433 million dollars was earned in March.

Additionally, remittances increased by 3.5 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2018.