World Tourism Organization & Maldives Monetary Authority endorses Guesthouses Maldives Conference

Mr. Xu Jing, Regional Director for Asia & the Pacific of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has acknowledged the importance of Guesthouses Maldives Conference & support for the event to be held next month. UNWTO is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

“It is my great pleasure to congratulate the Maldives on the organization of this first “Guest House Conference”. The Maldives has a reputation for luxury hotels and high-end visitors but little is known of its capacity to cater to the rapidly growing FITs sustained by the social media that includes the emerging consumer class and millennial travelers who today constitute the bulk of the emerging market especially from Asia. However, this would not be possible without the reciprocal accommodation facilities that the guest houses supply. In this respect the guest houses also provide an excellent service in community development that is keeping with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Incidentally 2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and UNWTO takes pride in the efforts of the Maldives in the organization of this landmark conference to which I wish you all the success in your deliberations.” Mr. Xu Jing, UNWTO’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific noted in the letter sent to Guesthouses Maldives.

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Maldives Monetary Authority also endorsed the Guesthouses Maldives Conference to be held on 24th September 2016.

“We are delighted to know about the projects Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd is conducting for the betterment of the society. We appreciate such initiations taken by a private company to facilitate the local businesses to thrive in their area of business. We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of the conference of guesthouse industry of Maldives to be held on 24 September 2016 and we are honored to endorse this conference.” Mariyam Hussain Didi, Assistant Governor, noted in the letter sent to Guesthouses Maldives.

Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) was established on 1 July 1981, and is endowed with the regulatory powers and obligations of a central bank in the Maldives. The key objectives of the MMA are to: 1. Issue and regulate the availability of the Maldivian Rufiyaa; 2. License, supervise and regulate the financial sector; 3. Maintain price stability; 4. Advise the government on banking and monetary matters.

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