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Maldives Tourism Associations Working Together for Post COVID-19

Tourism Industry associations of Maldives meets Minister of Tours=ism Ali Waheed
Maldives Tourism Industry personals working with the government to overcome the effects of the pandemic and reopen maldivian borders

Various tourism advocacy organizations and associations of Maldives has united in working alongside the government to overcome the economic recess caused by the ongoing global pandemic.

Since March 2020, the most active organizations and associations bodies have united their efforts in finding solutions for the industry in coordination with the government of Maldives. The key organisations include Guest House Association of Maldives (GAM), Maldives Association of Travel and Tourism (MATATO), Association of Travel Agent (ATA) , National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM), Divers Association of Maldives (DAM) and Maldives Association of Yacht Agent (MAYA).

Prior to the Lockdown in March, the Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed, Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail and Commissioner of Taxation from Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) also met to discuss the ongoing issues. The meeting focused on discussing the challenges faced by the tourism industry due to the pandemic and possible solutions for it.

Although the tourism associations accepts the government relief plans such as the moratorium and relief loans are competent, they believe certain changes need to be brought to the amounts and entitlement of these loans. They also emphasized on the need for early distribution of loans.

As the government of Maldives expects to open the borders of Maldives by the end of June or July 2020, the tourism associations are ready to unite forces and work alongside the government. Therefore, the situations are being analysed daily while monitoring and discussing the changes in the industry through digital meetings. The associations believe that the efforts do not differentiate the status of a person as these unprecedented times require the industry to cooperate and work together.

Tourism being the backbone of the Maldives’ economy, the united efforts of everyone is significant to overcome the common challenges. The industry experts believe that the proper precautionary measures must be taken to revive the tourism industry and open the shores of Maldives.

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Awarded Travelife Gold Certificate for Second Consecutive Year!

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi announces that it has been awarded the Travelife Gold Certificate. With this, the resort has been recognised for Accommodation Sustainability for the second consecutive year. This prestigious certification recognizes the resort’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable tourism practices, all while delivering exceptional hospitality experiences.

The Travelife Gold Certification is a globally recognized accolade presented to hotels and resorts. This is done in recognition of resorts that demonstrate exceptional performance in managing their environmental and social impacts responsibly. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi initially achieved this accreditation in 2022. Since then, the resort has continued to prioritize sustainable practices, leading to this consecutive achievement.

We are honored to once again recieve the Travelife Gold Certification for Accomodation Sustainability, this recognition reflects our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations while providing unforgettable experiences for our guests. We are deeply committed to minimizing our environmental footprint, supporting local communities, and promoting responsible tourism in the Maldives, says Erkaiym Tablydieva – the Hygine and Sustainability Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s sustainability initiatives encompass a wide range of practices. This includes energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, local sourcing of products, as well as community engagement. These eco-friendly measures not only contribute to the conservation of the delicate marine ecosystem surrounding the Maldives but also enhance the well-being of local communities. With these practices, the resort is also able to empower the local communities economically.

As part of its sustainability journey, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi continually seeks innovative ways to further enhance its environmental performance and social impact. The resort remains steadfast in its mission to create a more sustainable future for the Maldives and beyond.

For travellers seeking a luxurious yet eco-conscious retreat in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi stands as a beacon of sustainable hospitality excellence. With its unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement, the resort invites guests to experience the beauty of the Maldives while leaving a positive impact on the planet. Sun Siyam Resorts is dedicated to operating sustainably!

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