Featured NewsAugust 22, 2022

Remarkable Speakers to Address at the TTM Travel Summit 2022

TTM Travel Summit 2022 will feature prominent figures from the travel and tourism industry on 25th August 2022 at CROSSROADS Maldives. This year’s summit will be focused on ‘50 Years of Tourism in the Maldives’.

TTM Travel Summit will commence with the speech of the keynote speaker Mr. Hassan Saeed, Resort Manager of Dhigali Maldives focusing on the evolution of tourism in the Maldives. This will be followed by Mr. Thoyyib, the Chief Executive officer and Managing Director of Visit Maldives who would be delivering a presentation about the evolution of destination marketing over the last 50 years.


Mr. Hussain Afeef, Senior Director – Maldives, Talent and Culture, Lux Resorts and Hotels will be talking about the importance of reflecting on and investing in people. Mr. Afeef has over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry and has worked in diverse geographies with expertise across areas such as quality and change management, employee marketing, and branding. The chief development officer of Velana International Airport, Mohamed Solah will be talking about the Airport development opportunities for growth in tourist arrivals to the Maldives. In addition to this, Tero Taskila, the CEO of Beond Simdi Investment will be talking about the latest trends in luxury travel in aviation.

Mr. Alan Christie, the Executive Vice President of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group will be giving a presentation about Maldives Investment Market. This will be followed by the first panel discussion of the summit with Mr. Alexander Traeger, the General Manager of SAii lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton as a special invitee to be part of the panel along with the speakers.

Ms. Chitra Randhawa, the Senior Regional director of Sales at IDeaS will be giving a presentation on revenue management. This will be followed by Ms. Mariyam Noordeen, a pioneer in the field of human capital development for tourism in the Maldives. She will be giving a presentation about human resource capital development based on her knowledge and expertise gained over the past 30 years.

Ms. Fathimath Shaazleen, the first female resort manager in the Maldives currently based in Naladhu Private Island Maldives, will be giving a presentation about local women in the tourism industry. In addition to this, Mr. Marshall Orton, the General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi will be speaking about the sustainability heritage of the Fairmont brand and Mr. Rajesh Mehta, the Director Enterprise of Ooredoo will be focusing of the impact of telecommunications on the hospitality industry in the Maldives.

The second panel discussion will have Mr. Abdulla Mufeed, the Resort Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Mr. Ahmed Siaar, the General Manager of Fushifaru Maldives, as special invitees for the panel along with the speakers.

This year’s TTM Maldives will commence on 23rd August 2022 with Connect Meetings, which will be held at Meeruma Conference Facility for two days. The TTM Travel Summit and Awards and Gala at CROSSROADS Maldives will be held on 25th August 2022.