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Visit Maldives Travel Expo 2019 Begins in Malaysia

Visit Maldives Travel Expo (VMTE) kicked off on 5th July in Malaysia.

The first of its kind event organized by the Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC) will be held in association with AirAsia from 5th to 7th July 2019 at the ground floor of IOI Mall-Putrajaya.

AirAsia is offering a 20% discount on all flights to the Maldives for bookings made during the travel fair. The discount is applicable for the travel period of 5 July 2019 to 21 Nov 2019.

17 participants across the Maldives tourism industry representing top tour operators, travel agents, resorts and guesthouses of Maldives are exhibiting at the event.

Targeting Malaysian Travel trade and consumers, VMTE is a step forward in the effort to market the Maldives as a top destination for travellers.

The exhibition will allow travel and trade industry partners to meet, establish contacts and negotiate offers while visitors will get access to holiday packages to the Maldives.

The event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Managing Director of MMPRC, Mr Thoyyib Mohamed and the Regional Head-Corporate of AirAsia, Ms Amanda Woo, along with the Maldivian Ambassador to Malaysia, Her Excellency, Ms Visam Ali. This was followed by a press briefing.

Whilst the first day of the event is dedicated to the travel trade from 1130-1800hrs by invitation, the second and third days will be open for consumers from 1000-2100hrs, targeting over 150,000-200-000 shoppers who attend the Mall daily.

The whole arena will showcase the beauty and culture of Maldives and visitors will have a chance to taste authentic Maldivian flavours at the Visit Maldives stand.

Other highlights of activities include experiencing the Maldives through virtual reality, with imagery of colourful underwater flora and fauna, swim with whale sharks and the serene sunny beaches of the Maldives.

Moreover, a raffle draw will select winners for free holidays sponsored by Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, Paradise Island Resort & Spa and Plumeria Maldives along with free air ticket, sponsored by AirAsia.

VMTE is a new avenue creating a great platform to open business opportunities for bringing the Malaysian and South-East Asian markets to the Maldives, which is a new area of focus for the Maldives tourism.

Full details are available at the link below:

Source URL: Corporate Maldives

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