Travel Trade Maldives Fair 2018 begins

Inauguration of the Hotelier Summit, part of the Travel Trade Maldives Fair 2018 at Bandos Island Resort on April 30, 2018.

The Travel Trade Maldives Fair 2018, an international trade fair organized my Maldivian PR company Maldives Getaways has begun.

TTM Fair 2018 began this Monday morning at Bandos Island Resort with its first event, the TTM Hotelier Summit.

The TTM Hotelier Summit was inaugurated by Maldivian Minister of Economic Development, Mohamed Saeed, who noted the modernization and introduction of new methods to the Maldivian tourism industry.

Pointing out the plan to build the first underwater residence in the world in Maldives, Minister Saeed said the introduction of such new concepts was evidence of the growing trust of investors in the Maldivian tourism industry.

Secretary-General of Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) and Director at Crown Company, Ahmed Nazeer (Crown Nazeer), who also spoke at the inauguration, said he projected a bright future for the Maldivian tourism industry, and that any challenge can be overcome through discussion between industry stakeholders.

The Hotelier Summit, with its information sessions, presentations and penal discussions will continue until this Monday afternoon. Main topics of discussion include safety and security of Chinese tourists in Maldives, Maldivian government’s tourism policy, airport and air travel, destination marketing, hotek revenue and hotel automation.

Participants of the Hotelier Summit include top management of State organizations, key tourism industry stakeholders and managers at resorts operating in the Maldives.

Components of the TTM Fair will continue tomorrow as well. The components include meetings between business owners and hoteliers, the Maldives Supplier Expo, and the TTM Gala.