Given the highly business oriented stance that GMR has tried to impose on local businesses, Government affiliated companies and the general public, MATATO welcomes the decision of the Government of Maldives to terminate the contract it has had with GMR.
MATATO believes this decision will have no impact on current tourist arrivals or lead to any delays or disruptions at the Male' International Airport.
MATATO also takes this opportunity to call upon the Government to offer special rates at the airport for local agents, incentive schemes for airlines and agents.
8220;This is a dream come true for us here at MATATO and sets the precedence for many awards to come.
The association is very proud in taking MATATO international and this will help build the brand of the association, allow its members to be recognised internationally and the association has also started joint partnership initiatives with various travel agent associations around the globe and recently was named the official Association Partner for World Travel Market, London 2012.
We also request more local agents and hotels to join us as members, and this will add to our synergy and betterment of this organisation,” added Mr Khaleel, President of MATATO.
MATATO is the exclusive organizer of Maldives Travel Awards, and this year's event was managed and organized by High Rise.
Most Supportive Resort given by MATATO members - Sun Island Resort & Spa