Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM) has announced the commencement of a virtual discussion forum, Guesthouse Opinion.
With the halt of all guesthouse industry related activities in the Maldives due to COVID-19 pandemic, GAM wishes to pinpoint the major problems faced by the industry individuals under the stress of this situation and inform of these issues to the relevant authorities.
Together with the guesthouse operators of Capital Male, GAM will be holding the first virtual session on 12th May 2020.
Taking the key points to be discussed into account, GAM plans to devise an SOP to resume guesthouse services on a huge scale post COVID-19.
GAM including other tourism organizations in the Maldives have been providing support for the governments effort in overcoming the effects of COVID-19 pandemic through collaborative actions.
Various meetings and discussions were held virtually while analyzing the situation almost every day. The members of the tourism industry unanimously agrees that while tourism is the main source of income to the economy, constant dialogue and all working together with clear precautionary measures is vital to ensure smooth operations once the Maldives reopens its shores.