Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has opened registration for a multi-city travel trade roadshow in Southeast Asia.
MATATO stated that they would be participating at the Outbound Travel Roadshow (OTR) Southeast Asia, which would take place from October 1-5 in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Manila (optional).
Interested parties should submit the registration form along with the payment before 3 pm on March 29.
Participation cost is USD 4,000 for the three cities and an additional USD 1,700 for the optional city. The fee is for one representative from each company and covers accommodation in five-star hotels, airport transfers, and intercity flights, and participation in city-specific workshops. For a second delegate, USD 1,800 for the three cities and USD 700 for the optional city will be charged.
OTR is a trade-only event that is held across the most prominent feeder cities, attracting all the vanguards of travel trade industry. Attendees include key decision makers and budget holders with direct purchasing responsibility.
Southeast Asia has become one of the fastest growing source markets for the Maldives tourism industry, with 82,162 arrivals — an increase of 21.4 percent — recorded in 2017.