Highrise Announces Ace Travels Maldives as the Main Sponsor, with Ace Aviation Services Maldives and Inner Maldives as Co-Sponsors for the 5th Edition of Vacations Expo 2024

PUBLISHED February 24, 2024 | updated February 24, 2024 05:23

The Vacations Expo, hosted by Highrise, is a premier platform dedicated to promoting and advancing the travel and tourism sector. The event will bring together locals, expatriates, trade professionals, and business owners involved in both inbound and outbound travel. Attendees can expect a vibrant marketplace showcasing competitive offerings from airlines, travel agents, tour operators, resorts, guest houses, and transport services, catering to diverse traveler needs.

Scheduled for April 25th-27th, 2024, this year's expo marks a significant comeback after the pandemic hiatus and represents the 5th consecutive year of Highrise's key sponsorship. The Highrise team invites all stakeholders, exhibitors, and visitors to save the dates for the 5th edition of the Vacations Expo and join in shaping the future of travel and tourism in the Maldives.

About Ace Travels Maldives:

Ace Travels Maldives, established in 2005, has been a pivotal player in fulfilling travel needs and supporting the burgeoning outbound tourism sector in the Maldives. As a wholly locally owned entity, Ace Travels Maldives stands out as a leading Travel and Destination Management Company (TMC & DMC) in the Republic of Maldives.

Diversifying into the aviation industry, Ace Travels Maldives serves as the Passenger Sales Agent (PSA) for several esteemed airlines, including Sri Lankan Airlines, Mihin Lanka, Scoot, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, IndiGo Airlines, Maldivian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Fly Dubai, Manta Air, Batik Air (Malindo), Air Asia, and is an authorized NDC Agent for Emirates Airline & Oman Air.

With a vision to become the premier supplier of outbound travel services in the Maldives, Ace Travels Maldives aims to be the ultimate corporate partner by offering efficient, cost-effective services that consistently exceed customer expectations.

Key services provided by Ace Travels Maldives include Flight Tickets (100+ Airlines), Hotel Packages & Tours (Worldwide), MICE Tours & Sports Tours, Special Student Discounts, Special Handlings - Medical Travel, Pilgrim Tours (UMRAH), VIP/CIP Service, Airport Ground Handling, Worldwide Lounge Services, Frequent Flyer Program, Cruise Tours, and Visas & Travel Insurance.

About Ace Aviation Services Maldives:

Ace Aviation Services Maldives, the General Sales Agent for Sri Lankan Airlines in the Maldives, was established in 2011 in partnership with Aitken Spence PLC, SriLankan Airlines, and Inner Maldives Holidays.

The rapid growth of Ace Aviation Services Maldives is attributed to the experience brought in by the joint venture partner and solid management. They were appointed as the SriLankan Airlines General Sales Agent in the Maldives in 2011 and as the General Sales Agent for Mihin Lanka in 2013.

SriLankan Airlines, with the support of Ace Aviation Services, became the first international carrier to operate into the South of Maldives (Addu) with the launch of the ADDU operation in December 2016. This milestone made Ace Aviation Services the first GSA to operate in South Maldives and cover two international destinations (Male & Gan) in SriLankan Airlines' network.

About Inner Maldives:

Established in 1998, Inner Maldives stands as a leading and multi-award-winning brand in the Maldives' travel and tourism sector. With a founding mission centered on delivering top-notch destination management and travel services to the country's burgeoning tourism landscape, Inner Maldives has transformed into a dynamic conglomerate with key interests spanning tourism, aviation, logistic solutions, and trading.

Inner Maldives has garnered widespread acclaim, both domestically and internationally, solidifying its position as a highly respected entity. Notably, the company achieved a significant milestone by spearheading outbound holidays in 2007 through a partnership with SriLankan Airlines’ leisure arm, SriLankan Holidays. Moreover, Inner Maldives proudly holds the distinction of being the first Maldivian travel company to clinch the esteemed “Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency” accolade at the World Travel Awards.

Further enhancing its profile, Inner Maldives serves as the distributor and General Sales Agent in the Maldives for flydubai, a partnership initiated with the airline's inaugural operations to the Maldives in 2013.


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