For the 4th session of Qatar Travel Mart (QTM), delegates from the Maldives are set to discuss on “Maldives Tourism’s Recovery Initiatives”. On 5th October 2020, 5 delegates from the Maldives, including minister of tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom will discuss the country’s tourism recovery initiatives at the live webinar.
The 5 Delegates are:
- Dr. Abdulla Mausoom – Maldives Minister of Tourism
- Topic: Health and Safety for tourists, current Standard Operating Procedure, and Opportunity in crisis
- Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed – Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation
- Topic: Rediscover Maldives
- Mr. Murad Hassan – Director of Business Development, Villa Hotels, Villa Group
- Topic: The future of consumer holiday bookings and hotel offers
- Mr. Abdulla Ghiyas – Pacific Asia Travel Association-Maldives
- Topic: Importance of working with local DMCs during the crisis
- Mr. Ahmed Afrah – President of National Boating Association of Maldives
- Topic: Connecting the global dive industry
To register for the webinar click HERE.
The Qatar Travel Mart will offer the most sought-after travel destinations, real estate development projects, and up-to-date Luxury, Business, Medical, Sports, MICE, Cultural, Leisure Tourism trends. The valuable set of guest speakers from the Maldives will be sharing updates and insights about being the first Asian destination to re-open its borders to the world.
According to official statistics, the Maldives welcomed an average of 4,206 tourists daily prior to the border closure. However, since the border reopening Maldives has been welcoming an average of 238 visitors per day. Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism reveal 2607, 1745, and 1597 arrivals from UAE, Russia, and the USA respectively, as the top 3 leading tourist markets from 15th July to 23rd September 2020.
Prior to the border closure, the Maldives has welcomed a total of 382,760 tourists from around the globe. The island nation reopened the borders fully confident in the safety measures and preparations in place to ensure the protection of all visitors and people working in the tourism sector.