Tourism Minister Ali Waheed embarked on a seven island tour in the Central Maldives on Thursday, to gather information on what hinders local tourism and how it can be expanded.
According to the Tourism Ministry, the Minister will visit seven islands in Vaavu, Faafu and Meemu Atoll.
These include Vaavu Rakeedhoo, Thinadhoo and Keyodhoo, Meemu Veyvah and Muli in addition to Faafu Magoodhoo and Bileiydhoo. These visits will be centered around gathering information for basing future tourism policies along with ideas and suggestions to grow the tourism industry.
A meeting is also scheduled with relevant councils and industry stakeholders.
Tourism Ministry has been carrying out official visits to several islands in an attempt to find ways to increase local tourism in the islands.