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Astrabon Pvt Ltd has signed as the main partner of the International Maldives Travel Market (IMTM) 2020 for the third consecutive year. IMTM 2020 is scheduled to be held virtually on 16th and 17th of November 2020 (updated on 21st October 2020. It is the first of its kind concept of online travel and trade fair in the Maldives. 

For the last three years of the IMTM Travel and Trade Fair, Astrabon has played a huge role in the success of the event sharing their valuable insight of the industry and experiences. The partnership between the two companies has solidified to work towards a better future for the Maldives tourism industry.

Mr. Yoosuf Riffath, CEO of Astrabon and Capital Travel & Tours commended the initiative of International Maldives Travel Market and stated “I am confident that with IMTM’s innovative initiative, the Maldivian tourism sector will revivify tremendously”.

IMTM fair has always contributed to the government’s efforts to build the country’s tourism sector and market the Maldives as a tourism destination across the globe. It works towards building a sustainable tourism model in the Maldives that equally promotes both luxury and local island tourism where by creates opportunities for the communities all over the Maldives. This year IMTM 2020, virtual event is organised with the aim to assist in gradually opening the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector in the Maldives to new markets. Also create avenues to increase occupancy for resorts, hotels, and guesthouses to strengthens the government’s effort to rebuild the tourism sector of the country after the impacts of the pandemic. It also offers the opportunity to equip stakeholders with a tool to Reconnect, Revive, and Grow the business. 

IMTM 2020 is set to be held in a unique virtual environment that connects the local accommodation providers (Resorts, Hotels, Guesthouses, Liveaboards, Dive Centers, Local Tour Operators and Travel Agents) of Maldives with international buyers (Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Destination Management Companies, and PR Companies) from around the world. 

Tourism Minister Dr Abdulla Maumoon have said, “Moving forward gives us an opportunity to build back better for the tourism sector, to rethink its contribution, an opportunity to work towards more resilient and inclusive tourism to ensure benefits are shared by all”. The newly appointed Minister has assumed the ministerial position during a challenging time for the the tourism industry and the country as a whole and he has been actively engaged with all the stakeholders to better understand their situation during pandemic while devising strategic guidelines in order revive the tourism industry.

Established in 2002, Astrabon belongs to the Capital Group, a network of companies owned and managed by Capital Travel & Tours. Astrabon is the leading hotel and resort supplier that is well known for providing high-quality kitchenware and F&B related products to the resorts throughout the Maldives. The company always strives to maintain product quality, by selecting goods from some of the finest manufacturers in the world.

The company’s product portfolio includes F&B related products such as glassware, tableware, flatware, pastry ware, and kitchenware. Astrabon is also the exclusive distributor of a number of top European brands. Brands in Astrabon’s product portfolio include Pujadas and Arcos from Spain, Bron Coucke, and MATFER from France, Durobor from Belgium, Tango from Australia, Felix Solingen, GIesser Messer, GCS, and Neumarker from Germany, Itagli from Italy, and Athena from the UK.  However, the company’s supplies do not end with just F&B products. Astrabon also provides room appliances and products related to housekeeping.

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