Tourism Ministry to partner with UNWTO for summit to celebrate tourism golden jubilee

Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom talks to press on June 9, 2022. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Naail Hussain)

Tourism Ministry has announced plans to collaborate with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to hold a special summit to celebrate Maldives’ tourism golden jubilee. 

The summit will be held from June 14-16, and will have three thematic sessions. The three themes are: 

  • Food tourism 
  • Agriculture tourism 
  • Community-based tourism 

The sessions will be attended by international experts in travel and tourism, local tourism industry leaders, and government ministers. 

In a press conference on Thursday, Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom said that high-level panel discussions will be held during the sessions. 

Mausoom said the summit will boost tourist arrivals to Maldives. 

“International organizations have also stated the summit will support tourist arrivals,” he said. 

Mausoom said that several meetings will be held by UNWTO ahead of the summit, including ministerial-level meetings of East Asia, South Asia, and Pacific region, and a round-table meeting.