Tourism unaffected by political turmoil, insists tourism minister

The local tourism industry has not been affected so far by the current political turmoil, Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday (March 11), Adeeb said the current situation was not a crisis compared to a difficult period in early 2012 in the wake of former President Mohamed Nasheed’s resignation.

“What we went through then was a crisis with the pressure, problems, booking cancellations, and especially I believe the travel alerts issued then were alarming,” Adeeb said.

The government was not facing similar challenges at present, Adeeb said, adding that there have been no significant booking cancellations.

Arrivals data from February – during which the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party-Jumhooree Party alliance launched nightly protests and former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim and former President Nasheed were arrested – have yet to be released by the tourism ministry.

Statistics from January meanwhile showed a 7.8 percent decline in arrivals on the back of a continuing decline in arrivals from China.


One thought on “Tourism unaffected by political turmoil, insists tourism minister”

  1. Dream on, believe your own lies you delusional monster in the making parading as the minister of all things. Your ego is so inflated its set to explode. You are not invincible no matter how much you may want to believe that. Actions have consequences.. that is an universal law above all your make believe laws and the like.. and well beyond what is left of that pitiful state of being that you call your life. What is your life when you are haunted by the fear of one day having to face your conscience? Then no amount of guns and gold will protect you. What you are going to face is your conscience and it will be a painful meeting. Certainly no amount of stats and lies will back you up. You cannot justify an economic agenda that is devoid of any form of humanity. Especially with a ramshackle vote. Your soul will pay the price. So heed that warning. Its a warning not a threat, unlike your modus operandi. Because believe it or not, we pity you.


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