Cash Declaration Limit Changed

The Maldives Monetary Authority, on 17 January 2019, published the first amendment to the Regulation on Cross Border Currency Declaration Amount. The changes introduced now require passengers travelling with USD 20,000 or more, and are travelling…

Insight: Barefoot Noomadi Hotels v MIRA

In the case of Barefoot Noomadi Hotel v MIRA, the TAT's decision is that commission payments made to Online Travel Agencies (“OTAs”) operating under the Merchant Model are not subject to Withholding Tax (“WHT”) under Section 6 of the BPT Act.

FREE Webinar on Service Charge

The webinar is targeted at employer, human resources personnel, and accountants in the tourism sector. The duration of the webinar is expected to be 1 houe. It will take place on 3 April 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Travel Agency Regulation

On 25 February 2021, the Travel Agency Regulation was gazetted, replacing the regulation that was in place since 2006. The new regulation introduces new rules for both foreign and local tour agencies.