Abdulla Ghiyas

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President, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators


Abdulla Ghiyas is PATA Face of the Future 2018 and President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO), which he has led over the past four years. In this capacity, he has helped the independent non-profit organisation with activities that include advocacy, training, recognition, familiarization trips, international trade shows, destination marketing, government lobbying, and whistle-blowing. He is also the Deputy of the Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles to the Maldives.Abdulla is a serial entrepreneur in leading travel and startup businesses such as Inner Maldives Holidays, Ace Travels Maldives, Spence Maldives, Universal Aviation Maldives, and Margaritum, a luxury concierge.