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Unlock the Power of Travel Storytelling: Notable Speakers at the Travel Creators Exchange 2024

The Travel Creators Network is set to take place on February 1st, 2024 at the Hotel Jen in Male’, Maldives.

This dynamic event provides a platform for networking and collaboration among Maldives-based travel creators, fostering connections, idea-sharing, and the establishment of lasting partnerships to expand opportunities and monetise content.

The lineup of distinguished speakers includes:


Zihuny Rasheed, Deputy Managing Director of MMPRC, will present on “Power of Digital Storytelling: Collaborative Strategies for Destination Promotion.” MMPRC actively markets the Maldives globally, utilising a comprehensive approach that includes travel trade shows, roadshows, digital marketing, and more.

Amjad Thaufeeg, Commercial Director of Kuda Villingili Maldives Resort, brings over 23 years of hospitality industry experience. He will discuss “The Role of Content in Tourism Marketing,” drawing on expertise in revenue, customer service, sales & marketing, and human capital development.

Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Heritance Aarah & Adaaran Resorts, with nearly two decades of experience, will shed light on “What does a Sales and Marketing Director Do?” He brings extensive luxury hospitality experience and a proven track record in sales, distribution, and marketing.

Vishal Amir Ahmed, a versatile cinematographer and content creator, will explore “Who is a Content Creator.” Currently associated with Various Arts Studio, he specialises in providing multimedia solutions to various clients.

Organised by Maldives Insider, Maldives Virtual Tour, Travel Trade Maldives, and Hotelier Maldives, this collaborative effort aims to empower Maldives-based travel content creators and elevate the Maldives as a premier destination for captivating travel storytelling.

Ibrahim Mahudhee, Director of Maldives Insider/Hotelier Maldives, expressed enthusiasm about hosting this groundbreaking event. He stated, “We are thrilled to host this groundbreaking event, bringing together passionate travel creators from across the Maldives to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and collectively elevate the Maldivian travel narrative.”

Akhmeem Abdul Razzaq, CEO of Orca Media Group, which operates Travel Trade Maldives/Maldives Virtual Tour, emphasized the event’s significance in empowering Maldives-based travel content creators. He said, “Travel Creators Exchange will empower Maldives-based travel content creators to network, share knowledge, and monetize their content, paving the way for promoting the Maldives brand with world-class storytelling.”

The Travel Creators Exchange 2024 welcomes all Maldives-based travel content creators, irrespective of their experience level. The event is tailored to empower aspiring storytellers to enhance their skills, enable experienced influencers to refine their techniques and assist all creators in elevating their impact in the travel industry.

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