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Tourism Ministry opens complaint submission for guesthouses

Fathmath Shaahunaz
31 December 2018, MVT 10:34
Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed at the opening ceremony of the Guesthouse Symposium. PHOTO: ALI NISHAATH / MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
31 December 2018, MVT 10:34

Ministry of Tourism has opened complaint submissions for guesthouses.

Speaking at the Guesthouse Symposium held over the weekend, Tourism Minister Ali Waheed noted that participants had raised several complaints during the convention itself.

He stated that the ministry decided to keep submissions open until January 14, to allow those who were unable to take part in the symposium to bring forward their issues.

"We've also approached the Home Ministry about introducing Tourist Police," Waheed further revealed, adding that Tourist Police will be stationed at areas in most need of them.

According to the minister, the submitted complaints will be compiled and forwarded to the Economic Council, thus commencing efforts to bring solutions to issues in the guesthouse sector.

Some of the issues he highlighted from the symposium included the development of Hanimaadhoo International Airport's terminal, waste management in islands, issues related to beaches, and tax settlements.

Waheed additionally vowed to find solutions for problems pertaining to individual islands as well.

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