Organisers of the Travel Trade Maldives show are predicting more than 3,000 meetings will take place at this year’s event in relation to over $1 billion worth of contracts.

The third edition of the show takes place from June 11-13, with more than 100 hoteliers and 200 travel professionals from around the world expected to attend.

A primary focus of TTM is addressing ways to balance supply and demand for the Maldives tourist economy, with an estimated 50,000 beds estimated to be available by 2020.

The 2019 event will also feature The TTM Travel Summit, focusing on travel technology and analytics, in addition to pre-scheduled meetings, a supplier expo and an awards and gala dinner.

The summit is expected to attract more than 150 travel professionals who will hear from speakers from companies including Booking.com, Phocuswright and Air Asia X.