Government Realises It Cannot Achieve 1.5 Million Tourist Target

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Government has officially dropped the ambitious 1.5 million tourist target this year alleging opposition of tarnishing the image of the country.

Photo Courtesy: Maldives Tourism
Photo Courtesy: Maldives Tourism

  • Tourism minister Moosa Zameer said the government has been forced to revise 1.4 million target–the same as last year
  • He paints opposition’s criticism as the primary reason behind the failure
  • He says opposition portrayed Maldives as prone to a terrorist attack which has deeply affected tourist arrivals
  • He, however, downplayed the effects Al Jazeera documentary which exposed mass corruption
  • The number is too high to achieve even after government’s enhanced budget in promoting tourism

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