Tourism ministry signs up as official partner for TTM 2019

Tourism ministry has signed up as an official partner of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) 2019.

As an official partner, the ministry will endorse and facilitate Maldives Getaways in successfully hosting the third edition of the leading travel trade show in Maldives.

After endorsing the event, tourism minister Ali Waheed indicated the significance and importance of TTM to the Maldivian tourism industry. The ministry is keen to support such an initiative which opens up numerous avenues to further develop the industry, he said.

The third edition of the first and largest international trade show in the Maldives will take place from April 20–22, 2019.

TTM 2019 will be exhibiting over 100 properties from the Maldives, including top resorts, hotels, airlines and other key stakeholders of the industry. Organisers expect leading 200 operators from the top 30 source markets to participate in the fair.

TTM, which was launched in 2017 by local PR firm Maldives Getaways, 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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