Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC), Maldives
By Mohamed Raaidh
The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC) is a 100% Maldivian Government SOE mandated to support and to foster the development and growth of the mid-market segment of the Tourism Industry. Our primary goal is to bring economic growth to the nation by expanding the possible avenues of the tourism sector through the systematic and planned development of integrated tourism in this industry.
In order to diversify the ever-growing tourism and hospitality industry in the Maldives, the Maldivian Government has been looking into exploring the possibility of tapping into the mid-range tourism market that is currently growing in the Maldives. And under this initiative, the Maldivian Government has embarked on developing the concept of integrated tourism in the Maldives.
In contrast to the traditional one-island-one-resort concept adopted by the current resorts where all the services are provided by a single operator, we intend to involve several business operators to provide various services such as guesthouses, community centres, spas, restaurants, water sports, theme parks. This is mainly to promote involvement and revenue to the local businesses.
Additionally, it is our priority to involve the contribution of the local community in the tourism sector and essentially increasing the economy of the community.
Strive for excellence in meeting our mandate and facilitate sustainable development of integrated tourism throughout the nation by offering innovative and economically viable business opportunities to enable SMEs participation in the industry, and be a model organization that capitalize on human resource development and strategic partner in the national tourism development.
Build prosperity for the Maldivian community through integrated tourism development and make Maldivian local tourism a global brand.
Mohammed Raaidh was appointed as the Managing Director of Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC) with the primary goal of contributing to the economic growth of the nation by expanding possible avenues of the tourism sector through the systematic and planned development of integrated tourism in this industry.
Mr. Raaidh has worked directly with the former President, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan, as the head of the Official Residence Staff. His vast experience in ASEAN region countries make him a strong player within his network of tourism, transportation, and import/export industries.
Furthermore, with an active background in the law enforcement, crime prevention and legal motivation, Mohamed Raaidh has spent more than 4 years rigorously laying out legal frameworks and drafting far-reaching laws.
His vision is to integrate community-based tourism in the Maldives and to bring local island tourism to new heights.