Male’, Maldives – Visit Maldives represented Maldives in two events, the third edition of the Travel Meet Asia and Mice & Corporate edition.
MICE & Corporate virtual event which brought together over 300 attendees and 100 invited international buyers was organized by ITB Asia and was held from June 9 to 10. The event consisted of pre-scheduled business meetings with key buyers and conferences, hosted by leading brands in the travel trade industry.
The press statement by Visit Maldives stated that in the event, Maldives will conduct exclusive networking sessions with members of MICE and Corporate to promote Maldives as an emerging top destination to conduct meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
Furthermore, Visit Maldives will provide the latest destination information and travel guidelines and promote Maldives as a safe haven due to the naturally social-distanced geography and the stringent safety measures, amidst the global pandemic.
In this regard, Maldives will be noted as a destination that is perfect “to seamlessly merge business with leisure by including the opportunity to indulge in once-in-a-lifetime activities such as snorkelling with mantas, a day out on an inhabited island, among many other uniquely Maldivian experiences.
Visit Maldives noted that with the growing Asian business market, this event gave the opportunity “to capture the growing MICE and Corporate segment of the travel market.
Travel Meet Asia is a virtual travel roadshow held throughout the year. Maldives took part in the show this year, two editions as well.
According to Visit Maldives, taking part in the show was part of their strategy in establishing greater B2B connections with the travel trade community, and taking part in major travel fairs, tradeshows and virtual events.
By end of April 2021, statistics show that 2,742 travellers from the South East Asian market and 93,742 from the South Asia market visited Maldives. Hence, Visit Maldives noted that there was much potential from those markets.
After closing borders for months due to COVID-19, Maldives re-opened for tourists in July 2020. Tourists travelling to the country are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to their departure in addition to a negative PCR test result, conducted 96 hours prior to their departure