Tourism minister to inaugurate TTM 2019, address Travel Summit

Tourism minister Ali Waheed has confirmed as the chief guest of the kickoff event of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) 2019 – TTM Travel Summit.

Minister Waheed is set to inaugurate and address the third TTM Travel Summit, which focuses on travel technology and analytics — a topic that will help the travel industry get acquainted with the potential of analytics, dynamic pricing and AI in delivering exceptional customer service and maximising profit.

TTM is the largest platform connecting the travel trade community of the Maldives to the global network of travel professionals.

The third edition of the first and largest international trade show in the Maldives will take place from June 11–23, with multiple events taking place at different venues, including capital Male and resorts.

Over 100 resorts and hotels from the Maldives have confirmed their participation in TTM 2019. More than 250 international buyers and media professionals will attend the show. Premium Exhibitors include Adaaran Resorts, Kaimoo Hotels, Crown & Champa Resorts, Bandos Maldives, and Villa Hotels & Resorts.

Meanwhile, the second Maldives Supplier Expo will take place from June 12-13 in capital Male. More than 50 suppliers will have one-on-one prescheduled meetings with over officials from procurement, accounts, finance, and F&B departments of over 100 resorts from the Maldives.

TTM 2019 will host its third annual gala night on June 13 at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort.

TTM, which was launched in 2017 by local PR firm Maldives Getaways (now known as Orca Media Group), aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of two million tourists per year with over USD 3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020.

Held from April 30 to May 5, TTM 2018 received tremendous support from industry professionals.

The second edition gathered more than 400 industry professionals from top 150 resorts, leading local and international tour operators and travel agents, media partners, and airlines as well as other key industry stakeholders. Using the handy Connect software, exhibitors conducted over 4,000 pre-scheduled meetings with the most influential decision-makers in the industry for three days.

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