MATATO Launches Maldives Finder 2024 Media Kit

Maldives Assocication of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has launched the Media Kit for Maldives Finder 2024 on 5 March 2024. The Maldives Finder Media Kit 2024 was launched by Honorable Ibrahim Faisal, Minister of Tourism of Maldives, at the Maldives stand at ITB Berlin 2024. Maldives Finder is MATATO’s official publication and released […]


Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) advocates for positive relations

In view of some of the recent negative exchanges  on Maldivian social media with regard to India, the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) emphasizes the significance of fostering positive ties with all countries including our South Asian neighbors . MATATO believes that collaborative efforts and open communication are essential towards ensuring […]


Maldives anticipates robust tourism growth in 2024: MATATO reveals forecast

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has unveiled its tourist arrival forecast for the year 2024, revealing a promising outlook for the tourism industry. According to MATATO’s comprehensive analysis of prevailing trends, the Maldives is expected to welcome a staggering 2.01 million tourists in 2024, marking a substantial 7.9% increase compared to […]


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 […]

Maldives tourism in precarious state, MATATO says

The Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Thursday unveiled the findings of a recent survey highlighting the fragile state of the country’s tourism industry. MATATO’s President, Abdulla Giyas, presented the results of the survey, which involved more than 2,000 participants, at a press conference. Notably, these participants included not only local […]

Debt, weak policies affect Maldives’ tourism, investor appeal, new MATATO report warns

The Maldivian economy is in a fragile state primarily caused by a dollar crisis and excessive government expenditure, with negative impacts on the local tourism sector and investor interest in the destination, a new study by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) said on Thursday. The report, based on extensive qualitative […]

MATATO urges presidential candidates to address impending debt crisis with fiscal responsibility

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) today raised its concerns to the candidates vying for the upcoming presidential elections in the Maldives. As the nation grapples with a growing debt crisis, MATATO emphasizes the pressing need for responsible fiscal policies and a clear focus on the well-being of the economy and […]

Maldives Travel Awards 2023 open for nominations

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has announced the highly anticipated opening of nominations for the Maldives Travel Awards 2023. The prestigious awards ceremony aims to recognise and celebrate excellence in the Maldivian travel and tourism industry. Nominations for the awards will close on July 10. The Maldives Travel Awards 2023 will […]

MATATO launches survey to assess Maldives’ banking, finance, tourism industries

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has invited members and relevant stakeholders to participate in a comprehensive survey aimed at assessing the current state of finance, banking, and tourism sectors in the Maldives. MATATO said that it is an important foundation for the organisation to seek valuable insights from direct members and […]

Vacations Expo 2016

Vacations Expo: Maldives’ first travel exhibition kicks off

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vacations Expo, the Maldives’ first travel exhibition, kicked off yesterday at the National Art Gallery. Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed inaugurated the exhibition at an opening ceremony Thursday afternoon. Speaking at the ceremony, Saeed said the expo is a good initiative. Such fairs are important to the Maldives as they will help boost the tourism […]