The second edition of Maldives Getaways’ international travel trade show, the Travel Trade Maldives (TTM), is scheduled to be held from May 1-3, 2018. This is the only platform that connects the travel trade community of the Maldives to a global network of travel professionals from resort properties and international trade agencies, including leading travel operators and travel agents, media partners, international airlines and key industry stakeholders.
Maldives Getaways concluded its first-ever TTM event on July 12th and 13th this year, which saw the travel trade community of the Maldives connect with the local and global network of travel trade professionals.The event started with the first ever Hotelier Summit with over 200 tourism professionals in attendance, including resort and hotel general managers, resident managers, key hotel owners, international travel trade stakeholders and travel industry professionals. A total of four panels took place at the summit that saw participation of more than 80 general managers from resorts and hotels across Maldives. More than 3,000 scheduled meetings took place over the period of two days with over US$ 1 billion worth of business contracts being discussed.
As part of the event this year, the Maldives Dive Expo has also been announced for 2nd and 3rd May, 2018. The Expo aims to create a world-class platform for industry players to better engage with each other, connect with suppliers and dive operators, along with the existing dive schools. Maldives Dive Expo is set to see over 50 international media and dive specialized operators from all across the globe. The Dive Expo compliments the Divemv magazine and would help promote the Maldives tourism industry as a diving destination.
Additionally, the TTM Supplier Expo will also be held as part of the TTM 2018, where industry players will engage and connect with close to 50 international and local tourism-related suppliers. This would be a complete event that promotes the entire value chain, capitalizing on the supplier side while promoting the dynamism of Maldivian demand worldwide.
The TTM 2018 event has been extended to a 3-day event to increase the number of pre-scheduled meetings among exhibitors and agents alike. More than 150 properties from Maldives are expected to participate, while over 200 operators, agents and media are expected to be in Maldives for this event.
For a list of other travel events for 2018, read here.