The Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, has participated in the 6th UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting which was held by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The meeting, joined by representatives from many other countries including Brazil, Egypt, and Spain, focused on restoring the tourism industry and making the sector more coordinated, resilient, and sustainable. The need to formulate and implement a more harmonized protocol for travel between the countries was due to the inflictions on the travel industry caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili said, “We’re meeting at the 6th Global Tourism Crisis Committee with a clear goal: to take actions towards tourism recovery. More than ever, tourism needs strong and coordinated actions to save millions of jobs and businesses now at unprecedented risk.,”

The Maldives is witnessing a steady recovery in their tourism since borders were reopened on 15 July 2020. Numerous marketing campaigns have been launched as well by MMPRC, the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, targeted at audiences in countries including India, UK, and China, where the Maldives is promoted as an attractive tourist destination for travelers. Since borders reopened to welcome back travelers, the country has taken necessary precautions as well as health and safety measures to ensure the comfort and well-being of both tourists and locals.


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