The first edition of Maldives Showcase which was held by High-rise and Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka has successfully come to an end.
Officials from 40 Maldivian companies, including resorts, guesthouses and travel agents as well as local arts, crafts, food and souvenir brands took part in the two-day event which was officially was inaugurated by Trevor Rajaratnam, President of Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, the Travel industry of Sri Lanka was also invited to the event and participants witnessed Maldivian cultural performances such as Boduberu acts. Free holiday packages to the Maldives will also be offered to lucky draw winners amongst visitors.
According to Highrise, the Maldives Showcase will be held each year showcasing the businesses and individuals from various industries of the Maldives ranging from tourism, trade, talent and F&B sectors.
Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is a non-profit organisation that has been working the last ten years to foster and promotes SMEs of local travel agents.
The association has engaged themselves in various activities over the years from advocacy, training, and workshops, travel trade fairs in many parts of the world, media FAM trips, government lobbying, recognition programs such as Awards, travel conferences and forums, publications, destination marketing, whistle-blower programs, representation and much more.
Highrise was formed in 2007 as a graphic design and event management company and quickly expanded into a full-fledged marketing firm operating from Male', Maldives & Colombo, Sri Lanka. Highrise offers comprehensive solutions and holistic approaches to challenges, which have made a significant difference to many well-established organisations.
In addition to hosting The Maldives Showcase, Highrise has successfully initiated and organised successful local and international events such as Maldives Living Expo, Maldives F&B Show, Vacations Expo, Print & Advertising Service Show, South Asian Travel Awards (SATA), Sounds of Maldives to name a few.
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