MATATO launches Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition

MATATO  launches Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition has been launched in a special function at the One & Only Reethi Rah.

The MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition, which honors individuals for their services to the travel and tourism industry, was launched by President of MATATO, Abdulla Giyaas last Wednesday evening.

Launching of MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition at One & Only Reethi Rah on June 20, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

People’s Edition was first introduced as a component of the MATATO Travel Awards in 2017.

10 people were awarded for their services to the travel and tourism industry at the MATATO Travel Awards 2017: People’s Edition.

Launching of MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition at One & Only Reethi Rah on June 20, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

MATATO reports five people will receive the award this year. The award-winners will be chosen by a panel made up of experts in various sectors of the tourism industry.

Speaking to press after the launch of MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition, Giyaas provided assurance of MATATO’s contribution to anything related to the tourism industry of Maldives.

Launching of MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition at One & Only Reethi Rah on June 20, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

He said the purpose of the People’s Edition is to honor and celebrate the contribution of people to the tourism industry of Maldives.

MATATO also signed a Memorandum for Understanding for sustainable development with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) during the launching ceremony.

Launching of MATATO Travel Awards 2018: People’s Edition at One & Only Reethi Rah on June 20, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

The MoU was signed by UNDP’s Permanent Representative to Maldives, Shoko Noda and Giyaas.

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