MATATO establishes Aviation Committee

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has announced the  establishment of its Aviation Committee. This initiative follows MATATO’s call for applications earlier this  year, inviting individuals with a keen interest in aviation to contribute their expertise to the committee.

The core objective of the MATATO Aviation Committee is to spearhead the development and enrichment  of the aviation sector, with a specific emphasis on local agencies. The committee will focus on crucial  aspects such as supervisory ground handling and airline ticketing, collaborating closely with all relevant  stakeholders and government authorities to empower local agencies and elevate industry standards.

Underpinning MATATO’s commitment to unity, empowerment, and cooperation, the Aviation Committee  will play a pivotal role in propelling the travel and aviation industry of the Maldives forward. Recognizing  the significance of lobbying and advocacy, the committee will actively engage in these activities to  champion the interests of local agencies and ensure a thriving business environment.

Key priorities for the MATATO Aviation Committee include: 

  1. Supervision Industry Protection: The committee is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of the supervision industry, advocating for a robust regulatory framework that benefits local agencies.
  2. Competitive Rates for Local Agents: Through strategic lobbying efforts, the committee aims to secure competitive rates for local agents, fostering a fair and conducive business environment.
  3. Education and Exposure Opportunities: The committee will explore opportunities to expose students to the dynamic aviation industry, promoting educational initiatives to cultivate future talent.
  4. Inclusive Decision-Making: Local agents will be actively involved in discussion processes, ensuring an inclusive approach to decision-making within the aviation sector.

The MATATO Aviation Committee includes the participation of industry experts Ahmed  Arshad from Avia Maldives and Mohamed Mauroof from Get Into Maldives Travels. Both experts,  selected from outside the current board, will bring valuable perspectives to the committee. Ahmed Arshad  will serve as the head of the committee, providing leadership and guidance.

MATATO is confident that the establishment of the Aviation Committee will serve as a catalyst for positive  transformation within the Maldives’ aviation landscape. By fostering collaboration, embracing innovation,  and advocating for the interests of local agencies, MATATO continues to lead the way in advancing the  travel and aviation industry.


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