Maldives becomes most Instagrammed tourist destination

A water villa at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa.

Maldives has become the most Instagrammed tourist destination in the world.

Travel Daily News reported last week that according to a research conducted by travel experts from My Baggage, Maldives currently boasts nearly 9 million hashtags and images uploaded to the photo-sharing platform - more than any other tourist destination or attraction around the globe.

Maldives took the top spot with 8.8 million photos shared with #Maldives.

Meanwhile, France’s Eiffel Tower took the second place with 6.5 million photos, followed by the Times Square in New York with 4.4 million photos.

Travel Daily News reported that with limited options available for holidaying amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives has become the destination of choice for many, including influencers and celebrities.

Maldives recorded 555,000 tourist arrivals last year, and 180,468 arrivals so far this year.

Visit Maldives is emphasizing on characteristics that make Maldives a relatively safe destination and a safe haven for tourists such as the unique geographical formation of Maldivian islands, and the one-island-one-resort concept in order to attract tourists to Maldives even as the pandemic rages on.

Maldives won World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2020.