MMPRC to participate in 19 fairs next year to promote Maldives

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has published the list of the international fairs it will participate in 2019 to promote Maldives as a tourist destination.

In efforts to enhance the promotional activities, MMPRC has planned to participate in 19 international fairs next year. For the first time, MMPRC will promote Maldives at the Travel and Tourism Fair held in Chennai and Bangalore of India, according to the list.

Moreover, similar to previous years, the biggest fairs Maldives will participate are ITB Berlin and London World Travel Market. In addition, Maldives will participate in tourism fairs in Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, Russia, UAE, Japan and France.

The government of Maldives has allocated USD 10 million in the state budget to promote Maldives as a destination, which is thrice the amount allocated for 2018. The government increased the budget keeping in mind to promote islands as separate destinations, according to Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed.