The biggest challenge to further develop the tourism of Maldives is the lack of good quality airports, says Minister of State for Tourism Dr. Ahmed Solih.
Solih made the remarks while speaking at the 'Falasurukhee' program of RaajjeTV.
As such, noting that development of airports is essential to promote tourism in different regions of the country, Solih stated that the current administration is working on developing airports in different regions of the country.
Highlighting that easy transportation from one island to another is also important for tourism development, Solih noted that the administration's vision to connect the islands via Raajje Transport Link (RTL) will be beneficial for the tourism sector.
Furthermore, Solih went onto highlight that 2023 is a record breaking year for Maldives tourism. As such, he noted that by 10 April 2023, Maldives has welcomed more than 582,000 tourists. He went onto note that the country will be able to reach the tourist arrival target with the combined efforts of relevant government agencies, private sector and industry stakeholders.