The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), in collaboration with the Maldives National University (MNU) held a discussion session targeted at college students titled‘’The Tourism Industry: A stepping stone for your future’’
The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), in collaboration with the Maldives
National University (MNU) held a discussion session targeted at collegiate level students
from all disciplines, with the aim of inspiring them to use the Tourism / Hospitality industry
as a stepping stone to achieving their dreams and aspirations.
The session included a keynote address by Mr. Afeef Hussain (President, Maldives
Association of Human Resource Professionals) as well as a panel discussion and Q&A session
including senior Executive Board Members of MATI.
The panel included:
1. Mr. Hussain Afeef (Vice-President, MATI)
2. Mr. Salah Shihab (Vice-President, MATI)
3. Mr. Ahmed Nazeer (Secretary General, MATI)
4. Mr. Iyaz Waheed (Executive Board Member, MATI)
5. Ms. Zulaikha Manik (Executive Board Member, MATI)
Panel members shared success stories of various people involved in the Tourism /
Hospitality industry in the Maldives since its inception in early 1972.
Furthermore, the discussion offered insights into different business and job opportunities in
the industry for aspiring entrepreneurs and others seeking to work in this industry, an
industry that will require many more human resources to meet the demands of the new
resorts and hotels planned for development.
The session was held on the 20th of April 2019, at the CA Auditorium, MNU from 1600 hours
– 1730 hours.