23 resorts to be opened in next two years

  • 18,000 new jobs will be created because of new resorts development
  • Last five years has seen 7.7 growth in Maldives tourism
  • MVR 100m to be spent on promotion of Maldives tourism

K. Male' | Humaam Ali | 02-January-2018 | Tuesday 07:54 | HumaamAli | Local | 1,740

Resort Hurawalhi -- Photo by: Hussain Fiyaz Moosa

The tourism ministry has announced that 23 tourist resorts will be built in the next two years.

A news statement by the ministry and MMPRC stated that President Abdulla Yameen’s administration in 2013 planned to build a total of 50 resorts in the next five years.

It stated that 27 resorts have been built so far, and predicted that the soon-to-be built ones will create around 18,000 new jobs in the coming years.

2017 saw a significant gain for Maldives tourism, and the last five years has seen a 7.7 percent growth in the tourism industry.

Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer has said that MVR 100m will be spent to promote Maldives tourism.