MALDIVES HOSTS ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TRADESHOW WITH TTM2017

Travel Trade Maldives 2017 was the first ever exhibition of its kind to be held in the country. The event took place in Dharubaaruge, the capital of Malé.

Travel Trade Maldives 2017 was hosted by Maldives Getaways, a local PR & Marketing Agency. The travel exhibition aimed to bring together key players in the Maldives’ tourism industry with a global network of travel agents. Attendees to the event included resort and hotel managers, key hotel owners, international travel trade stakeholders and other travel industry professionals.

TOURISM IN THE MALDIVES

The Tourism industry plays an extremely essential role in the Maldives. The Maldives as a destination welcomes over 1 million tourists each year – a number that is continuously on the rise. To boost the tourism market, the Maldives government has announced the development of over 50 resorts before the end of 2018. It estimates that the island nation will have over 50,000 available beds to tourists by 2020.

Presently, the countries with the most visitors to the Maldives are China, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and India – respectively, with strong positive growth from major European markets.

THE TRAVEL TRADE MALDIVES 2017

The TTM consisted of four components, held in 3 different locations. One such component was the hotelier summit which brought together over 100 hoteliers and more than 150 travel agents from around the world.

Another component included the Travel and Tourism Career fair which brought together over 2,000 professionals and students seeking careers in the travel and tourism sector. This was the first ever Travel Career Fair to be held in the Maldives.