The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization formed in 1982, for the purpose of promoting tourism in the Maldives.

Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) is an NGO, which has been established since the introduction of Tourism Industry in Maldives. Three decades of MATI’s service has been provided to almost all the travel and tourism related issues which arise in Maldives. MATI coordinates with government and liaise with the organizations locally and internationally to solidify their member’s services and operations in the Tourism sector.

The Association coordinates with all mandatory government policy making bodies and organizations, to take part in all the related activities of the MATI members. The Association fosters its existence throughout these years by engaging in these activities by being active on research based works, as well as promoting and raising awareness on behalf of the association members.

MATI raises its concerns over government policies for the members as well as the Tourism industry as a whole. The association represents the industry and its employees internationally and locally by attending different seminars, organizing and providing research and professional consultation to the needed bodies.