11th May 2018, Mumbai, India: A destination showcase for Maldives is hosted in Mumbai, India, on
Friday, 11th May 2018, branded as Maldivian Night, organized by Maldives Association of Travel
Agents and Tour Operators MATATO. More than 200 travel professionals from the two countries
attended this exclusive event, hosted at the Four Seasons, Mumbai.
Maldivian Night was presented in part as a business networking event, where Maldivian hoteliers and
Travel agents had the opportunity to meet with more than 150 prominent travel agents and tour
operators from India. 08 Maldivian companies took part in the business networking. The event was
concluded with an entertainment evening, to promote and feature Maldives Travel Awards. This event
was joined Indian media by representatives from International travel brands based in Mumbai.
Organized as part of destination marketing efforts by MATATO, this event marks the 03rd Travel
Trade event lead by MATATO in India in 2018 alone.
“We are really excited about having stepped up Destination Marketing efforts this year. And we look
forward to continuing on this branding of events at major travel markets for Maldives. This year so far
we have been very loud in our marketing activities in Asia Pacific region especially in India” Said
Abdulla Ghiyaz Riyaz, President of MATATO.
This is the first ‘Maldivian Night’ organized by MATATO in India, a similar event is scheduled to be
held in Colombo, Sri Lanka before the Maldives Awards Gala.