MATATO along with tourism industry of Maldives, took part in WTM Connect Asia 2017 held at Penang, Malaysia from 17-19 May.
Through partnership between MATATO and WTM, MATATO hosted a destination pod/pavilion at WTM connect Asia with limited number of 6 co-exhibitors which included Adaaran Resorts, Makunudu Island, Villa Hotels & Resorts, Crown & Champa Resorts, Sun Siyam Resorts & Maldives Getaways.
World Travel Market Connect Asia was launched in May 2016. The inaugural event was a success with more 1700 prescheduled meetings set at the event and more than 90% exhibitors gratified. Value of business onsite amounted up to more than USD10.5 million.
Feedback on the show has proved it great with exhibitors valuing the high quality hosted buyers, easy and hassle free set up from both the pre scheduled meetings and pre-build pod format, networking opportunities and content. The format focusses on pre-scheduled meeting sessions, additional appointments opportunities, networking sessions, seminars and pre-build stand/pod set up.
The aim is to maximize networking points with the elite, high quality buyers and creating visibility for these markets in order to create lasting personal and business relationships. The show format was also structured to assist clients in both saving time and cost to maximize their Return on Investment (ROI).
World Travel Market Connect Asia 2017 brings together leading hosted buyers from South East Asia, China and international markets to connect and conduct valuable business meetings with global suppliers in an exclusive, focused and calm setting. This is a predominantly a South East Asia and China show.