Saturday, 23 October 2021 05:26 GMT

Maldives: Reopening frontiers important to economic revival

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, Sep. 28 state-owned PSM News said in a report that Maldives' Minister of Tourism Abdulla Mausoom noted reopening the nation’s frontiers has been a significant step to revitalize the economy.

Speaking on World Tourism Day, Mausoom expressed gratitude to Maldives President Ibrahim Solih for reopening the nation’s frontiers, noting the administration prioritizes encouraging domestic tourism businesses as they add profits and employment for the Maldivians.

The administration would allow tourism at homestays as of January next year as it would allow average civilians to benefit from the sector, according to Mausoom.

He added that the Maldives has welcomed 12 percent more tourists this month against the corresponding period of 2020, with the government expecting an overall of 1.3 million arrivals by the end of 2021.

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