TTM to host Maldives’ first hotelier summit
Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) 2017, the first international travel trade show in Maldives, is gearing up to host the first ever summit targeting hoteliers and stakeholders from all sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry.
Maldives Getaways, a local PR and marketing firm that organises TTM, said the “Hotelier Summit Maldives” would be held on July 12 at the main convention centre in capital Male, Dharubaaruge.
The Hotelier Summit Maldives, first of its kind in the Maldives, delves into the unique challenges faced by the hospitality industry by offering a solution-oriented platform that facilitates face-to-face meetings, networking activities and information exchange amongst the most elite assemblage of hotel investors, leading hotel owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers, consultants, industry experts and service providers, making it the most sought after business summit by the hospitality fraternity of Maldives.
Maldives recorded 1.2 million tourist arrivals in 2016 with a total of receipts around USD2.5 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 activity in the country by far, innovative new approaches in marketing are required to ensure that the sector remains at the top.
TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of two 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.