Travel Creators Exchange 2024: Maldives-based content creators unite for networking and collaboration
The Travel Creators Exchange 2024 wrapped up today at the JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La, marking the conclusion of a dynamic event focused on networking and collaboration among Maldives-based travel creators. The event, serving as a platform for fostering connections, idea-sharing, and establishing lasting partnerships to expand opportunities and monetize content, brought together a diverse array of industry professionals.
The honorable chief guest for the occasion, Mr. Ibrahim Faisal, the Tourism Minister of the Maldives, graced the event alongside the Managing Director of Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Ms. Fathimath Thaufeeq.
Distinguished speakers covered a range of topics during the event. Zihuny Rasheed, Deputy Managing Director of MMPRC, delved into the “Power of Digital Storytelling: Collaborative Strategies for Destination Promotion.” Abdul Aleem Abdul Gafoors shared insights on “How to Monetize Content” and detailed the influencer program of Maldives Getaways. Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Heritance Aarah & Adaaran Resorts, brought his nearly two decades of experience to shed light on “What does a Sales and Marketing Director Do?” Vishal Amir Ahmed, a versatile cinematographer and content creator associated with Various Arts Studio, provided insights into “Who is a Content Creator.” Amjad Thaufeeg, Commercial Director of Kuda Villingili Maldives Resort, drew on his over 23 years of hospitality industry experience to discuss “The Role of Content in Tourism Marketing.”
The event facilitated valuable connections between content creators and resort sales and marketing professionals, fostering collaboration and potentially unlocking new opportunities.
Organized by Maldives Insider, Maldives Virtual Tour, Travel Trade Maldives, and Hotelier Maldives, the event aimed to empower Maldives-based travel content creators and elevate the Maldives as a premier destination for captivating travel storytelling.