Travel Trade Maldives (TTM 2019), a three-day, multi-event trade fair organized by Orca Media Group was launched at Bandos Maldives today.
TTM Travel Summit, held in Bandos Maldives on 11th June 2019, witnessed multiple honorable guests such as the Indian Ambassador to Maldives His Excellency Sunjay and the Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed. H.E Sunjay commented on how unique the beauty of Maldives is and explained that there are plans to create ferry links between India and Maldives. Mr. Thoyyib took to explaining the work done by MMPRC to market Maldives as a destination and explained that they have a prime focus on roadshows to make their marketing ventures more successful.
The Summit gathered various phenomenal speakers such as; Professor Hassan Ugail; Dr. Marcus Lee, Chairman of Association of SME Business Owners (ICIF); Mr. Matt Wenger, Regional Manager for Maldives of PADI; Mr. Vinodh Madhushan Dhamarajah, Commercial Manager of Maldives at Qatar; Mr. Jay Mehta, Product Manager at AxisRooms; Mr, Rajesh Mehta, Head of Enterprise – Business at Ooredoo Maldives; Mr. Savi Godakanda, Senior Market Manager at Expedia; Mr. Anshu Shrivastava, Area Director of Sales – Southeast Asia of HRS International; Ms. Julia Kaminski, Purchasing Manager for Maldives & Sir Lanka at Dnata; Mr. Manish Mugdal, Director of International Business at MakeMyTrip; Mr. Sesh Seshdari, Director and General Manager at Lonely Planet India; Mr. Massimo Loquenzi, Managing Director at Master Consulting; Mr. Feizal Samath, Correspondent for Sri Lanka & Maldives at TTG Asia and Ms. Rashi Sen, Editor at Travel and Tourism News Middle East (TTN).
Both local and international sponsors contribute to the success of TTM. The Platinum Partner of TTM 2019 is Ooredoo Maldives. Gold Partners for the event were Allied Insurance, Al Shaali Marine, M7 Print, The Hawks, Castrol, Maldives Airports Company Limited and HRS International. Flyme, Qatar Airways and Maldivian joined TTM 2019 as its airline partners.
More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel industry professionals from the Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to be held from 11th-13th June to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in the Maldives.