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MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018

Maldives Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators or most commonly known as Matato quite recently hosted a destination stand at International Thai Trade Fair 2018. Matato states that 10 companies from Maldives which includes resorts, guest houses and travel agencies are participating in the exhibition. It takes place from Wednesday to Sunday. (MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018)

This trade fair was organized by Thai Travel Agents Association. The fair is believed to bring together above 500 exhibitors and 35 countries all over the entire world. Around half a million delegates are expected to attend the four day exhibition. The Trade Fair is being held at Queen Sirikit Convention Centre.  (MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018)

It is indeed needless to say, Thailand is a notably major source market in the South East Asia. The number of travelers from Thailand substantially increased by 21.4% in the year 2016. Big increases were also seen from countries such as Malaysia and Philippines.  (MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018)

Due to the destination marketing strategies and efforts, MATATO has increased the amount of travel trade shows within the past few years. Even in the previous year, MATATO had their representatives take part in around 15 trade travel shows. They also announced that they have decided to take part in 19 trade shows and events in the current year.  (MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018)

Just during the beginning of this month, 9 Maldivian companies took part in SATTE 2018 along with MATATO.  (MATATO at Thai International Travel Fair 2018)


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