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Maldives is now the 128th nation within the World Tourism Community

  • The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC) is a 100% Maldivian state-owned company with the mandate to support and promote the development and growth of the medium-sized segment of the tourism industry.
  • The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation as authorized by its director Mohamed Raaidh joined the World Tourism Network (WTN) as the newest destination member
  • The Maldives have just joined the World Tourism Network (WTN), making this tourism paradise the 128th country to run this organization

director Mohamed Raaidh was a frequent guest at many of the global discussions organized by the World Tourism Network.

Under the leadership of Mr. Raaidh, the Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation is now officially part of this important global discussion as the newest member of WTN.

With MITDC joining, the Republic of Maldives also became the 128th country with members in the WTN.

Jürgen Steinmetz, Chairman of the World Tourism Network, said:

“The Maldives breathes travel and tourism. I have had the pleasure of traveling to the Maldives often over the past 30 years.

The Maldives is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beach and diving destinations in the world. The Maldives, with luxury resort hotels spanning hundreds of islands, is also an ideal place to maintain social distance when a travel and tourism destination is safely reintroduced.

The World Tourism Network is excited to partner with MITDC and to continue to work with Mohamed Raaidh. Mohamed is already a familiar face in our ongoing discussions.

We would now like to invite stakeholders in the Maldives, hotels, resorts, attractions and airports to join our network.

WTN has become a leading force in the world of travel and tourism, especially for small and medium sized independent businesses in the world.

Many of these Maldives-based organizations ideally represent this profile. Welcome to the Maldives!

The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC.)) said:

Our primary goal is to bring economic growth to the country by expanding the possible paths of the tourism sector through the systematic and planned development of integrated tourism in this branch.

In order to diversify the constantly growing tourism and hospitality industry in the Maldives, the Maldivian government has examined the possibility of opening up the medium-sized tourism market that is currently growing in the Maldives. And as part of this initiative, the Maldivian government has started to develop the concept of integrated tourism in the Maldives.

In contrast to the traditional one-island-one-resort concept of the current resorts where all services are provided by a single operator, we intend to involve multiple entrepreneurs to provide various services such as guest houses, community centers, spas, restaurants, water sports, Amusement parks. This is mainly to encourage engagement and revenue for the local businesses.

In addition, it is our priority to include the contribution of the local community in the tourism sector and grow the community’s economy significantly.

Mohamed Raaidh, Director of the Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC)


Striving for excellence in fulfilling our mandate and promoting the sustainable development of integrated tourism across the country by offering innovative and economically viable business opportunities to enable SMEs to participate in the industry and being a model organization driven by human resource development and a strategic partner at national level, tourism development benefits.


Create wealth for the Maldivian community through integrated tourism development and make Maldivian local tourism a global brand.

Mohammed Raaidh has been appointed Managing Director of Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC), with the main objective of contributing to the economic growth of the country by expanding possible paths of the tourism sector through the systematic and planned development of integrated tourism in this industry.

Mr. Raaidh spoke directly to the former President, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan, as the head of the official residence staff. His many years of experience in the countries of the ASEAN region make him a strong player in his network of tourism, transport and import / export industries.

Additionally, Mohamed Raaidh, with an active background in law enforcement, crime prevention and legal motivation, has spent more than 4 years rigorously drafting legal frameworks and far-reaching laws.

His vision is to integrate community-based tourism in the Maldives and take local island tourism to a new level. WTN:

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