This section is intended to update and inform you of key initiatives and activities conducted by MATI during the 2nd Quarter of 2020.
Please note that the following is not a comprehensive list of all of our activities, but those which we believe to be the most significant.
A) Executive Board Meetings
1.MATI held the 184th Executive Board Meeting
The Executive Board Members of MATI met virtually on the 10th May 2020 for the 184th Executive Board Meeting. The agenda for the 184th Executive Board meeting mainly consisted of discussion of COVID-19 pandemic related issues.
B) Development and promotion of the Tourism Industry
1.MATI met with MOT and other Industry stakeholders to discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and negative impact on the Tourism Industry
MATI met with the Ministry of Tourism and other tourism industry related NGOs (MATATO, NBAM & GAM) to discuss the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Tourism Sector and ways forward.
2.MATI offered feedback to the “Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines”
As per request, MATI submitted comments to the ‘’Maldives Safe Tourism Guideline’’ drafted by the Ministry of Tourism. It should be noted, as per our request, the name of this document was later changed to ‘’Guideline for Restarting of Tourism in Maldives”.
3.HEP invited MATI to be part of the National Taskforce on Building Resilience and Economic Recovery
MATI participated in the inaugural meeting of the National Taskforce on Building
Resilience and Economic Recovery. The main purpose of this meeting was to finalize the ‘’Guideline for Restarting of Tourism in Maldives’’.
MATI made the following recommendations during this meeting:
C) Environment, Culture and Socio-Economic Issues
1.MoHE met with MATI to obtain feedback for the creation of a “Post COVID-19 recovery plan” (higher education + training component)
MATI requested the Ministry of Higher Education to share information regarding the plans (main plan as well as sector wise) that they have made prior to COVID-19, to better understand the level of impact COVD-19 has had on their latest plans.
It was noted that this information would be crucial to help MATI provide feedback to the creation of a “Post COVID-19 recovery plan”.