NewsAugust 25, 2022

TTM Travel Summit 2022 on “50 Years of Tourism in Maldives” Held at CROSSROADS

TTM Travel Summit 2022 focused on “50 years of tourism in the Maldives” has been held on 25 August at CROSSROADS Maldives.

TTM Travel Summit is an invitation-only event that brings together thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Maldives tourism.


TTM Travel Summit 2022 commenced 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 was followed by Mr. Thoyyib, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Visit Maldives who delivered 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 spoke 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 talked 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 spoke about the latest trends in luxury travel in aviation.

Mr. Alan Christie, the Executive Vice President of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group gave a presentation about Maldives Investment Market. This was 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 gave a presentation on revenue management. This was followed by Ms. Mariyam Noordeen, a pioneer in the field of human capital development for tourism in the Maldives. She gave apresentation 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, gave 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 spoke about the importance of implementing sustainability practices, while Mr. Rajesh Mehta, the Director Enterprise of Ooredoo focused on the impact of telecommunications on the hospitality industry in the Maldives.

The second panel discussion featured 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.

TTM Maldives is the leading international travel trade fair held in the Maldives, showcasing over 100 resorts/hotels/airlines & leading 250 operators from the Top 30 countries to the Maldives.

Partners of TTM Maldives 2022 include Ooredoo Maldives, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation, CROSSROADS Maldives, Jalboot Maldives, HRS International, IdeaS, Medtech Maldives, Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), Trans Maldivian Airways, Maldivian, Ace Travels Maldives, Lotus Bike Shop, Event Maldives, and Red Creatic.

The TTM Awards and Gala 2022 was also held on, 25th August, at CROSSROADS Maldives.