Countdown to the Golden Jubilee Year of Maldives Tourism 2022

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PUBLISHED January 24, 2021 | updated January 24, 2021 02:45

The year 2022 will see the Maldives marking 50 years of tourism. In commemoration of the Maldives tourism industry’s 50th anniversary, – the Golden Jubilee Year of Maldives Tourism 2022 – the Ministry of Tourism commenced a countdown which kicked off on January 1, 2020.

The countdown, which will take place all the way through to December 31, 2021, occurs on the Ministry’s social media pages including Twitter and Facebook and features video messages of the industry pioneers, senior stakeholders and other relevant parties. It kicked off with a video message from George Corbin who was among the very first tourists to visit the Maldives in 1972, and also played a critical role in the establishment of tourism in the Maldives. 

*Image credit: Kurumba Maldives website

Kurumba Maldives was first known by the original name of then uninhabited island Vihamanaafushi, before being named Kurumba Village in 1972. It is the very first resort that was opened in the Maldives.

The Ministry of Tourism is currently in discussion with tourism industry stakeholders to host activities for the grand celebration of the Golden Jubilee Year of Maldives Tourism 2022.



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