World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) has granted Affiliate Membership to the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI).
The first organization to become an affiliate member of UNWTO from the Maldives is MATI. It was announced during the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly held at Saint Petersburg, Russia on September 11.
As an affiliate member of UNWTO, MATI will intensify efforts to promote the sustainable development of the Maldivian tourism industry and also assist UNWTO in achieving its goals and objectives.
MATI works at the forefront when it comes to activities and issues related to travel and tourism in the Maldives and it has been ongoing since the establishment of the non-profit association for three decades. In coordination with the government and in collaboration with international and local companies, the association develops and enhance operations and member services in the tourism industry.
As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
UNWTOs membership includes 158 countries, six associate members and over 500 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
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