News press releaseNovember 7, 2016

MATI signs as Associate Partner for TTM

Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has signed a MOU with Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd to become an Associate Partner for first international Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM). TTM will be held in July 2017 at Dharubaaruge, Male’, Maldives from morning till evening, promising two full days of serious business.

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization formed in 1982, for the purpose of promoting tourism in the Maldives. In a ceremony held at the MATI head office today, the MOU was signed by the Secretary General of MATI, Mr. Ahmed Nazeer, Mr. Akhmeem Abdul Razzaq, Managing Director of Maldives Getaways.

Maldives recorded 1.2 million tourist arrivals in 2015 with a total of receipts around USD 2.5 billion. With the rapid changes in global travel markets, Maldives continues to
strengthen its foothold as one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. While tourism still remains the leading economic industry in the country by far, innovative
new approaches in marketing are required to ensure the sector remains at the top.

Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) is the platform that connects the travel trade community of the Maldives to the global network of travel trade professionals easily and instantly. Held annually in Maldives, TTM is a vibrant must-attend, business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of hoteliers to local & International travel industry professionals.

TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of 2 million tourists with over USD 3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel industry professionals from Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in Maldives.