Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku, tourism industry pioneer and Chairman of Universal Enterprises and Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), has confirmed as a keynote speaker at BML Hotelier Summit – TTM 2017. Mr. Maniku commented on the importance of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) for bringing together different members of the tourism industry.
“Travel Trade Maldives is very important for the Tourism Industry because this is where you get the person to person contact onsite,“ Mr. Maniku said.
He further detailed that large and prominent companies and SME’s within the tourism industry will need to work together to continue productively developing the industry, and that TTM will be an ideal place for that.
Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku, better known as M U Maniku, is referred to as ‘The Man Who Built Paradise’ due to his rightful honor as the man who instigated the Maldives tourism industry.
With over 150 tourism professionals confirmed to attend, confirmed attendees include resort and hotel general managers, resident managers, key hotel owners, International travel trade stakeholders and travel industry professionals. The summit is aimed to act as a platform whereby stakeholders of the industry would meet in one place to discuss the future of Tourism in the Maldives.
The summit offers a solution-oriented platform that facilitates face-to-face meetings, networking activities, and information exchange amongst the most elite assemblage of hotel owners and general managers. A total of 4 panels is scheduled to take place at the summit in which more than 80 general managers from resorts and hotels of Maldives is set to take part. Various topics are set to be discussed that are significant to the Maldivian tourism industry. Notable attendees include Head of Ministries, Travel Weekly, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Representatives from Expedia, Trip Advisor, IITM, Air Asia and American Express.