The Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Thursday unveiled the findings of a recent survey highlighting the fragile state of the country’s tourism industry. MATATO’s President, Abdulla Giyas, presented the results of the survey, which involved more than 2,000 participants, at a press conference. Notably, these participants included not only local […]
The Maldivian tourism industry is grappling with a substantial setback as 88 resorts designated for development remain incomplete, resulting in an annual economic loss of $1.7 billion, as per the Finance Ministry’s fiscal statement for 2024-26. Maldives, heavily reliant on tourism, considers these unfinished resorts a linchpin of its economic prosperity. However, these 88 islands, […]
Sri Lanka and the Maldives are geographic, cultural and economic neighbors whose lives and livelihoods have been historically and even today intermingled and integrated.