Our story: A Maldivian Dream
How did a company – whose operation started with a fax machine in a small backroom of a house in Male’ – evolve into a multi-million dollar, Maldives’s leading operator? The story of Inner Maldives Holidays, is a tale of continuous innovation, remarkable expansion, and a single-minded dedication to the highest of standards.
The company has, over the past years, transformed the travel and tourism industry by combining friendliness and efficiency with the finest services. In the process, Inner Maldives has re-defined in-bound tour operating for the modern traveler.
A New Course for Travel: The 24-Hour Tour Operator
Founded by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Firaq, Inner Maldives traces its roots to an idea that would prove to be revolutionary: what the global traveler wanted most was personalized service, available round-the-clock. Frequent international travel, now so commonplace, was an emerging trend in the 1990’s. It set the stage for a new kind of luxury travel experience.
Firaq, who started his career in the travel and tourism industry as a part-time airport representative in the early 1980s gradually found his way climbing the hierarchy – sometimes working non-stop around the clock with dedication and hard work. The street-smart entrepreneur soon found the opportunity to capitalize on what a modern traveler was looking for and this was the beginning of our story.
“We define the experience through the service we provide, and we strive to offer the same high level of personalized service visit to visit..” – Firaq
“It is this quality of service that is so critically important to our guests, and the degree to which we can provide and evolve it, is also the degree to which we can differentiate ourselves and stay ahead of the rest..” – Firaq
Who We Are
We have chosen to specialize within the travel and tourism industry, by offering only experiences of exceptional quality. Our objective is to be recognised as the market leader that caters to all travel and tourism needs in the Maldives.
We are also one of the leading Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in the Maldives. As such, we represent over 500 of the world’s leading tour operators. We handle shore excursions and stopover holiday programmes in Maldives for cruise lines and airlines.