Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has participated in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 6th Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting.
The meeting was held to guide the tourism sector leaders towards recovery and urge the tourism community to join efforts in developing strong and long-lasting actions to restart tourism, said UNWTO.
The participants discussed and shared opinion on coordinated, resilient and safer tourism to be carried out across the world as well as formulating and implementing a harmonized protocol for travel. As the global leader of tourism, UNWTO leads the Global Tourism Crisis Committee focused on the active recovery of the tourism sector.
Prior to the meeting, Secretary-General of 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 the millions of jobs and businesses now at an unprecedented risk.”
On October 15, Maldives welcomed the very first tourists to the local guest houses following the announcement made by the Ministry of Tourism to restart the services of guest houses, if COVID-19 cases are maintained without increasing. Reopening of guesthouses in residential islands will help in recovering operations in the new normal, said the Minister.
Since the reopening of Maldives’ borders, the country welcomed over 18,800 guests up till the end of September.
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