MATATO to elect new executive board
Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has opened candidacy for its new executive board.
MATATO is accepting applications till October 31, with candidates to be announced 15 days prior to the annual general meeting, which is set to be held in November.
Launched in 2006, MATATO is one of the leading organisations in the travel industry of Maldives, representing local travel agents and tour operators as general members.
The non-profit is governed by an executive board of nine members, elected once in every two years from amongst the member representatives. Only general members can nominate and vote in the executive board election. A period of 30 days is given for registration of nominations and representatives.
The current board is headed by Abdulla Giyas Riyaz from Inner Maldives Holidays, with Abdulla Suood from Tropical Collections and Ibrahim Shiham from Yacht Tours Maldives serving as vice president, and Ali Ahmed from Vista Travel and Services as the treasure. Board members include Aminath Nina Nizar from Sun Travels & Tours, Ahmed Fiyaz from Pearl Travel Service, Mohamed Khaleel from Reollo Travel, Mohamed Jinan from Voyages Maldives and Khathim Hassan from Island Pearl Holidays.