MATATO elects new executive board, Abdulla Suood becomes pres
Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has elected a new executive board, with Abdulla Suood as its new president.
Suood, who had been serving as the vice president, was elected as the president at the annual general meeting held at Hotel Jen in capital Male Sunday afternoon. Abdulla Giyas Riyaz, who had been serving as the president, was elected vice president, while Ibrahim Shiham also retained his position as a vice president.
Other members elected to the board include Ali Ahmed from Vista Travel and Services, 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.
Speaking at the annual general meeting, which was officiated by the newly appointed Minister of Communication, Science and Technology Mohamed Maleeh Jamal, Suood shares his vision for the organisation. He urged all members to support him and his board in taking the organisation to new heights over the next two years.
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 also organises the annual Maldives Travel Awards, the most prestigious travel industry recognition in the Maldives.
MATATO 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.
Cover photo: Newly elected members of MATATO’s executive board. PHOTO/ ONEONLINE