The first International Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM) 2017 will be held at Dharubaaruge, Malé, July 12-13, with the aim of helping the local tourism industry reach the target of two million tourists and over US$3.5 billion in receipts by 2020.
Some 80 resorts have confirmed their participation at TTM, including Adaaran Resorts, Universal Resorts, Crown & Champa Resorts, Bandos Maldives and Villa Hotels & Resorts Maldives.
Over 100 resorts and hotels are expected to take part in this show, along with 150 international buyers and media representatives. Airline partners include Maldivian and Trans Maldivian Airways, as well as three international airlines.
The show programme features the Hotelier Summit of Maldives on July 12, which brings together hotel owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers, consultants, industry experts and service providers.
Other components include the first PATA Academy to be held in the Maldives and the Maldives Travel Awards: People's Edition, which honours individuals from the hospitality industry, as part of a gala night at the Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort.