Maldives kick off guesthouse symposium
The Edition December 29, 2018
Guesthouse symposium organized by Ministry of Tourism kicks off on Saturday. The opening ceremony was held in Dharubaaruge, and was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed. Tourism Ministry estimated that about 340 guesthouses took part in the one-day event. In addition to guest house operators, atoll and island councils took part in this symposium.
The event is divided into four sessions, first of which is to create awareness about the regulations on operating guesthouses. While the second session is dedicated to tourism and society, the third session addresses destination marketing. In the fourth and final session, guesthouse operators will share their experiences.
The main events of the symposium are set to be concluded by 20:30 P.M. on Saturday. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will take part in the closing ceremony of the guesthouse symposium. This which is one of the pledges to be completed within the first 100 days of his presidency. There are 12 hotels and 508 guesthouses dedicated to tourists in Maldives. Additionally, there are 140 safaris, 308 travel agencies and 272 dive schools operating.