Maldives won the titles “Best Island Presentation” and “Bright Exhibiting Award” at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT).
The fair was held from March 16 till March 18 in Moscow, Russia.
Visit Maldives elaborated that Maldives won the awards for the "attractive presentation of the country's stand and overall effort in the promotion of the desition at the fair respectively."
Remarking on Maldives' win, the Managing Director of Visit Maldives Thoyyib Mohamed, expressed his gratification on the success attained.
“This is an extra encouragement to the efforts we, as an industry, are putting in the Russia and CIS markets. Undoubtedly, Russia being one of the most important and top performing source markets to the Maldives, I further perceive these wins as an indication of trust by Russians in the Maldives as a tourist destination”.
The Maldivian stand was designed the vibrant visuals that showcased the beauty of the country.
Visit Maldives stated that those who visited the stall were presented with the opportunity to 'experience' the beauty of Maldives via touchless 360-degree video experiences.
Additionally, they highlighted that the Maldivian stand attracted an array of Russian and International tourism industry players, decision-makers and representatives indicating the interest towards Maldives.
MITT is Russia’s largest B2B tourism exhibition where travel service providers meet representatives from tour operators and travel agents from across the globe. This year’s MITT marks the first offline tourism exhibition in Russia after one year with 1,533 participants from 15 countries and 52 Russian regions exhibiting at the fair.
The current travel dynamic indicates that the Russian market is one of the top performing source markets to the Maldives right now. Statistics show that over 40,698 tourist arrivals were recorded from the Russian region till date this year
Notably, this was the first fair Maldives took part in since opening its borders on 15th July 2020, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of tourists and tourism workers.