In 1994 Maya Lomidze began working at Tourinfo, a tourism paper. In 1998 she became the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, and since 2006 served as the director of the publication. In 2008 the Association of Tour Operators (ATO) invited Maya Lomidze to serve as its Executive Director. Therefore, over the past 11 years she has been a permanent leader at the Executive Directorate of ATO.
Under Maya Lomidze's leadership the Association of Tour Operators (ATO) became the most reputable public organization that influences the development of Russian tourism, and is often referenced by every major information agency in Russia. Maya Lomidze regularly serves as a key expert on tourism and provides commentary for mass media on all important events in the tourism industry, appearing on leading TV channels, in various radio programs, electronic and printed media.
Maya Lomidze is a prominent participant of Russian and international tourism exhibitions, conferences, seminars and other events in the sphere of tourism. She is often invited to present reports, speak at, or moderate the most important events in the industry. Leading experts of the industry have praised her work on tourism legislation, her cooperation with federal and regional bodies of executive authority in the sphere of tourism. Her active role in the ATO has been highly praised by managers of leading tour operators of Russia.
In 2008 Maya Lomidze received a commendation certificate from the Federal Tourism Agency for "Productive cooperation and active support of the state policy in the sphere of tourism". In 2015 the Ministry for Emergency Management awarded Maya Lomidze the "Rescue Service Fellowship" medal. In 2017 Maya Lomidze received a thank-you letter from the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.