Maldives has welcomed its 750,000th tourist, Wang Shuai, a Chinese tourist, this year in August. Shuai and his family were warmly welcomed at the airport VIP lounge by Moosa Zameer Hassan, Minister of Tourism; H.E. Wang Fukang, the Ambassador of China to Maldives, along with senior officials from the tourism industry, Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), Maldivian, Maldives Airports Company as well as the Maldives Immigration. Shuai was gifted a commemorative plaque and a holiday in the Maldives sponsored by Meeru Island Resort & Spa.This is the third event held this year to celebrate the achievement of arrival milestones of Visit Maldives Year 2016. Visit Maldives Year 2016 aims at achieving the target of 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year.Upcoming events include Maldives Photography competition and Surfing Competition to be held in the Maldives. Tourism being the most important industry for Maldives, the VMY2016 campaign is expected to strengthen the industry, giving more opportunities to locals to promote their products and services in a greater platform.