Visit Maldives is taking part in “TTM Connect” organized by Travel Trade Maldives (TTM), which will be held virtually from 25th November to 26th November 2020.
TTM Connect was relaunched as an online travel trade portal with over 500 industry partners which will help them to connect and network online. It has been built on the latest technology with an online event lobby for attendees, exhibitor booths with profiles, pre-schedule and conduct B2B video meetings, streaming live presentations, market their product or service by hosting videos, product collaterals and other details.
TTM have plans to conduct multiple travel shows throughout the year on TTM Connect that will ensure meaningful networking opportunities for partners throughout the year.
TTM Connect targets to see over 5,000 travel trade partners on board by 2021. The full roll out will see the on-boarding of over 5,000 partners including hoteliers, online travel agencies, travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, and travel trade media from around the world. Registration for more partners will be open during December 2020.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Managing Director of Visit Maldives, Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed, stated that with such initiatives in place, we can work together with the right strategies to find innovative solutions to maximize tourist arrivals and achieve success in our recovery from the COVID- 19 pandemic. “We support TTM’s mission to come together on a common platform to overcome the challenges and explore solutions for better and sustainable growth of the tourism sector in Maldives, and we welcome such efforts wholeheartedly!”
Visit Maldives is currently conducting major marketing activities in key markets such as a major global campaign in key ten markets, a global campaign with CNN, integrated webinar sessions in china, and the recent participation in World Travel Mart (WTM) Virtual 2020 in the UK. Furthermore, Visit Maldives has successfully concluded the Rediscover Maldives webinar series in September which was targeted to travel trade in source markets.
Since the reopening of borders to tourists of all nationalities, there has been over 50,000 arrivals. With a gradual increase every month, it is anticipated that this rate will peak in the coming days.
Further to this, 2021 will be a year where Visit Maldives will lead the national efforts in uniting all tourism stakeholders to try and achieve pre COVID-19 arrival numbers.
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