Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators

Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) was found in 2006 by a group of enthusiastic tour operators of Maldives. Currently, the association represents more than 50 travel agents and tour operators in the Maldives.

Mission of MATATO : Taking travel and tourism industry of the Maldives forward through unity, empowerment and
co-operation

Objectives :
1. To develop friendship and co-operation among members and to unite for greater purpose.
2. Allowing to share synergy and market intelligence among members.
3. Creating a platform for new members and for those who seek to enter travel industry in educating and facilitating them.
4. Creating and advocating ethical business standards for member agencies.
5. Paving way to raise funds and aid in promoting Maldives.
6. Provide assistance and opportunities for local travel agents from various stakeholders and government authorities.
7. Providing exposure for the association and its members in the international arena.
8. Develop greater cooperation among travel agents and hoteliers, and work together in promoting the destination.
9. To educate, promote and build more awareness for the public and show the opportunities available in the industry for the youth.
10.To help safe guard local agents and protect the local industry by all means.
11. Address various tourism related issues and issues from its members together with relevant authorities.
12. To promote Maldives as a travel destination.
13. To conduct various events and activities to aid the industry.

Membership
Since 2006, MATATO remains the only travel & tour operators association representing the interests of tour operators in Maldives. Membership of MATATO offers the very best opportunities to meet your key contacts in the same place at the right time. With a stronger and wider membership than ever, there has never been a better time to maximize business opportunities and join MATATO.

Key Membership benefits:-
Advocacy and lobbying government, national and international Hotel chains to ensure a positive
environment exists for travel agents & tour operators.
Representation of all MATATO members on international level.
Lobbying on behalf of MATATO members.
Free access MATATO database.
Listing on MATATO directory and company description and logo on the MATATO website, with hyperlink to the respective company website.
Use of MATATO logo for all your company website and publications.
Networking opportunities with international travel and trade.
Discounted rates to co-exhibit with MATATO at participating international travel exhibitions and other events.
Invitation to our member only seminars, workshops and networking events.
Free consultation on travel and trade business setup and ideas on Marketing and business development.

Members : Any registered Travel agency, tour operator, resort, transport service provides of Maldives and foreign and local associations and foreign tour operator can become a MATATO member.