Seven Marriott International resorts in Maldives and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently came together to look into collaboration with local islands that will expand economic opportunities for their residents.
The seven Marriott International resorts are represented by Marriott Maldives Business Council’s chairman Renato De Oliveira.
The partnership is aligned with Marriott International’s Take Care culture, a commitment to promote opportunity, community and purpose for all.
Possible outcomes from the partnership include tourism excursions on nearby inhabited islands, increased resort employment of local island residents, joint waste recycling efforts, locally sourced agriculture products, and more.
“Together we are paving the way for thriving communities and building a future where everyone’s potential is unleashed,” said De Oliveira, who is also general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.
“We will continue to build deeper connections in local communities which are aimed to sustainable and mutually beneficial cooperation,” he added.