Male’, Maldives, 26th February 2023 – In light of 2022 being the Golden Jubilee of Tourism, The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) launched 2 books titled – “Maldivian Resort Architecture – 50 years of island resorts” authored by Mr. Mauroof Jameel which documents the architectural evolution of the Maldivian Resorts and “50 years of Tourism in Maldives – the Pioneers, People and Policies that Shaped Maldives Tourism” authored by Dr. Simad Saeed which documents the evolution of 5 decades of the Maldives Tourism Industry.

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The books were launched together by the Minister of Tourism Hon. Abdulla Mausoom, Chairman of MATI, Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku, Minister of Health Hon. Ahmed Naseem, Secretary General of MATI, Mr. Ahmed Nazeer, CEO and MD of MMPRC, Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed as well as authors Mr. Mauroof Jameel and Dr. Simad Saeed at the 33rd Annual General Meeting of MATI held at Kurumba Maldives on 19th February 2023.

Photo Credits | MATI
Photo Credits | MATI

Mr. Mauroof Jameel, is an architect, independent researcher and an illustrator specialising in architectural heritage of the Maldives who had previously authored and released the book “Coral Stone Mosques of Maldives: The Vanishing Legacy of the Indian Ocean” and Dr. Simad Saeed, is the Managing Director of CDE Consulting and an avid researcher of Tourism in Maldives, that specialises in Strategy, Sustainability and
Social Innovation.

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