Maldives Local Islands

Tourism and Culinary Heritage To Achieve SDGs

A Pilot Project by UN ICT4SIDS Partnership and Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM)


From September 15 to September 23, 2019, Guesthouse Association of Maldives hosted a FAM trip with Italian Delegation of Tour Operators & UET to introduce Gastronomy Tourism in the Local Islands

Watch Gastronomy Tourism in Maldives on Youtube:

Introducing the Gastronomy Tourism: hop and stop in local islands to discover the heritage food of Maldives

 “Gastronomy is a major driver for tourists when choosing a destination, in spite of which the potential of gastronomy tourism has still to be seized as an intangible cultural heritage. Gastronomy tourism is about harnessing technology to tell a story about people and places to preserve and promote authenticity in local communities”

UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili