MATATO announces first-ever Maldives Travel Conference – Women’s Edition

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is hosting a groundbreaking event dedicated to women in the tourism industry. The Maldives Travel Conference 2024 – Women’s Edition will be held on August 19, 2024, at Hotel Jen Malé. This landmark conference aims to shine a light on the critical issues faced by […]


Aminath Suzan appointed as MATATO’s CEO, championing women’s empowerment in Maldives tourism

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) proudly announces the appointment of Aminath Suzan as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), marking a significant stride towards diversity and leadership in the association. Aminath Suzan, former Managing Director of Hotels and Resort Construction Pvt. Ltd, holds the distinction of being the first female […]

MATATO hosts Destination Workshop to address tourism industry challenges and formulate innovative solutions

Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) successfully held its Destination Workshop at the Champa Central Hotel in Malé. The event brought together key industry players, including local travel agents, stakeholders from resorts, guest houses, hotels, and government representatives, to foster collaborative idea generation and address current challenges faced by the tourism industry. […]

MATATO responds to tourism minister: Denies misinformation and assures transparency

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has expressed deep concern and categorically denied recent accusations of misinformation made by Minister of Tourism, Dr Abdulla Mausoom, regarding the association’s November edition monthly newsletter. In a strong response, MATATO seeks to clarify the integrity of its data and extends an offer to educate […]

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 […]

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 […]

MATATO holds 5TH Maldives Travel Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, has on Sunday night honoured Maldivian tourism and hospitality with establishments with the 5th edition of the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards. Held at Olhuveli Beach as Spa, Bandos Maldives came out as the night’s biggest winner, taking home the most awards, including the Leading Family Resort, […]

Maldives’ first ever travel exhibition ‘Vacations Expo 2016’ to launch soon

Maldives is holding its first travel / holiday exhibition, ‘Vacations Expo’ in Augus aimed at local business travellers, locals, diplomats and expats.

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 celebrated at Coco Bodu Hithi

Last night saw one of the biggest nights for the tourism industry in the Maldives.

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards are now open to public vote via SMS

The MATATO Travel Awards are now open to public vote, via SMS until September 5th.