Astrabon Signs as Main Partner of International Maldives Travel Market 2020

PUBLISHED September 30, 2020 | updated September 30, 2020 01:57

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 October 28 and 29, 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 Maldivian Tourism Industry. 

IMTM 2020 is set to be held in a unique virtual environment that connects local accommodation providers of the Maldives (Resorts, Hotels, Guesthouses, Liveaboards, Dive Centers, Local Tour Operators and Travel Agents) with international buyers (Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Destination Management Companies, and PR Companies) from around the world. The event has been organised with the aim to assist in the gradual reopening of the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector in the Maldives to new and existing markets. It further creates an avenue for resorts, hotels, and guesthouses to increase occupancy, thereby strengthening the government’s efforts to rebuild the tourism sector of the country following the impacts of the pandemic. IMTM equips all stakeholders with the necessary tools to Reconnect, Revive, and Grow businesses.

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

Honourable Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom stated: “Moving forward gives us an opportunity to build back better for the tourism sector, to rethink its contribution; it is an opportunity to work towards more resilient and inclusive tourism, to ensure benefits are shared by all.” 

IMTM fair has consistently 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, whereby creates opportunities for the communities all over the Maldives. 

Established in 2002, Astrabon operates under Capital Group, a network of companies owned and managed by Capital Travel & Tours. Astrabon is a leading hotel and resort supplier known for providing high-quality kitchenware and F&B-related products to resorts throughout the Maldives. Astrabon’s product portfolio includes glassware, tableware, flatware, pastry ware, and kitchenware. The company is the exclusive distributor of a number of top European brands including Pujadas and Arcos from Spain, Bron Coucke and MATFER from France, Durobor from Belgium, Felix Solingen, GIesser Messer, GCS, and Neumarker from Germany, Itagli from Italy, Athena from the UK, as well as Tango from Australia. Astrabon also provides room appliances and products related to housekeeping.


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