Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage has held a discussion to promote cultural and eco-tourism of the Maldives in the ‘new normal’. Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon participated in the virtual meeting.
Both Ministers shared opinion on the challenges faced by the local artists working in the tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet, Ministry of Tourism stated that they are “committed to encourage and facilitate the development of cultural and ecotourism products across the Maldives” as well as increasing the linkage of tourism benefits to island communities.
In a collaborative effort, both ministries have been working to promote tourism despite the temporary halt in activities during the pandemic, said Ismail Naail Nasheed Director of Communications, Cultural Ministry.
He also emphasized on the beneficial aspects of promoting cultural tourism in the island communities. The local guest houses are expected to profit most from this strategic move.
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