A lot of things have been happening in the Tourism Industry, here let me share some important facts about Maldives : a dream place to many middle-class tourists, where luxury segment was always highlighted. There is a good news in store! Now, it will soon be a place for a middle class tourism to visit it’s dream place too. Their government is currently focusing on developing and empowering the middle class, and are taking steps to develop this sector with various loans.
Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2016 was organized by one of the leading PR firms, Maldives Getaways, recently. The conference, inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Mr Ahmed Munawar, besides over 160 guesthouse owners, some leading travel agents from Maldives and around the globe were a part of the conference. The chief guest added that the Guesthouse Industry is the fastest growing industry occupying a large sector of the tourism industry. Empowering the youth and empowering women is what the guest house industry should focus on.
In the event, morning sessions provided some useful insight & tips like- how to conquer the potential travel markets. These were presented by the global elites of tourism such as Booking.com, Expedia, Vista-Rooms. Besides them, important analysis, in terms of safety and security, were provided by Hussain Rasheed (Sendi), an expert on diving experience. The Premium Partners of the conference utilized its opportunity to unveil new and exciting products in front of 160 guesthouse owners. Afternoon sessions provided tax awareness information by MIRA, while Mega Maldives presented the importance of airline industry to the guesthouse Market.
Speaking to Media, Director Business Development of Maldives Getaways, Dr. Hussain Sunny Umar said that Guesthouses Maldives Conference is a marketing campaign to promote Maldives guesthouse industry and to key focus for the next few years, attracting a number of 500,000 tourist arrivals by the end of 2020. To make the event interesting, it was closed with a lucky draw session.