MATATO represents Maldives in WITM

PUBLISHED April 07, 2019

The beautiful island nation where life is always sunny, Maldives, was represented at the 7th edition of Worldmaster International Travel Mart (WITM) in the Philippines, by Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). The 7th edition of this exclusive B2B event took place in Manila and Cebu from the 1st-3rd of April, and specialized in catering for hoteliers.

In a statement issued by MATATO read, "Destination marketing events participated by MATATO in the global market are handpicked from emerging markets that has potential for local agents and hoteliers to exploit."

This edition of the WITM Philippines recorded over 400 exhibitors, and have been designed to showcase competitive buyers who are keen on promoting inbound and outbound travel services. The exhibitors were also eager to discover new travel innovations and extend partnerships towards the best of travel industry experts from all around the globe.

Filipinos are said to have made over 5.1 million trips out of their country, to at least 42 destinations in the past year, 2018. These figures are only based around leisure purposes, and it would definitely be a higher number if one were to consider departures for working purposes as well.

In addition to WITM Philippines, Maldives has been represented in multiples travel events all around the world in the first few months of 2019, such as; Riyadh Travel Fair 2019 in Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) in Vietnam.


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