2 February 2017, London; Deputy Ambassador Mr Hassan Shifau and Minister-Counsellor Ms Geela Ali met with Mr Tom Hooper, a representative of the Travel Foundation Exchange.
Mr Hooper approached the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in order to discuss and seek support for a planned research project that he is working on called “Cutting Food Loss in Hotels”. Mr Hooper was specifically interested in further exploring participation of Tourist Hotels in the Maldives as part of his research, which will also cover hotels in Thailand and Indonesia. He explained that the project will be identifying causes of food waste in the hotel industry and to demonstrate how changes in practice and behaviour can eventually not only reduce food wastage but also savings on cost for the hotel industry in the Maldives.
Embassy officials assured their support in assisting Mr Hooper with his project and will aid communication with the Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders on this matter.