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The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives endorses the International Maldives Travel Market 2018

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) of Maldives has today endorsed the International Maldives Travel Market 2018 (IMTM 2018) set to be held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Resort, Maldives from the 23rd – 24th June 2018.

The Minister of Tourism Hon. Moosa Zameer signed and presented the letter of endorsement to the management of IMTM 2018 at an event held today at the Ministry of Tourism.


IMTM 2018 is set to be the first international travel and trade fair to be held at a resort. It will be attended by 30 Hosted Buyers (Foreign Tour Operators and Travel Agencies) representative of 14 countries. Furthermore, it is set to be able to accommodate 200 participants from the local tourism industry (resorts, hotels, guesthouses, liveaboards, dive centres, local tour operators and travel agencies)

Mr. Rafil Mohamed, the Chief Operating Officer of IMTM Pvt Ltd commenting on the objective of IMTM 2018 stated “We are hosting an International Travel and Trade Fair in Maldives that seeks to provide a cost-effective internal platform which can garner a major collective industry presence for international buyers to meet with”

He added “IMTM 2018 will be different to most conventional travel and trade fairs in the sense that at IMTM 2018, Hosted Buyers will be stationed at private meeting spaces/stalls acting as a type of “exhibitor”. Local accommodation providers on the other hand will not be stationed as exhibitors and instead will be attending as Trade Visitors to meet with the Hosted Buyers”

He went on to state “One of the key aspects of IMTM 2018 is the provision of a semi-formal
setting by hosting the exhibition in a pristine tropical resort in the Maldives. Thus, allowing participants to indulge in a true Maldivian holiday experience before, during and after the official exhibition dates”

Registration for visitors is now open for IMTM 2018 with the deadline set at 20th May 2018.

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