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With appreciations for the support from: Tourism Malaysia | 

The APG Network (“APG”) will be holding its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 23-25 April 2024. The convening of the AGM in Kuala Lumpur is significant in that it is the first time that the AGM is being held in the Asia-Pacific region bringing together over 100 delegates from Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

APG is the world's largest and most successful airline representation network with over 100 offices worldwide and partnering with over 200 valued airline clients.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Malaysia Hon. Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan will welcome the 150+ international delegates and guests at the Mini Forum to be held on 24 April at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Richard Burgess, President of APG Network said, “APG is a global organization spanning over 170 countries and our AGM visits different countries each year to reflect our worldwide credentials. We are delighted to be hosting our AGM this year in Kuala Lumpur and we would thank our hosts for their warm Malaysian welcome and the generous support of our event by Tourism Malaysia.”

Mr Richard Burgess and APG Inc’s President & CEO Ms Sandrine de Saint Sauveur will address the attendees of the Mini Forum themed “Aviation & Tourism – The Intrinsic Link”. Perspectives from the travel, tourism and aviation industry will also be shared by Mr Shahrin Mokhtar – Director of Strategic Planning, Tourism Malaysia, Mr Mayur Patel – Head of Asia, OAG Aviation and Mr Nigel Wong – President MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tours & Travel Agents). It is expected that this Mini Forum will underline the strong synergy between tourism and aviation in order to succeed.

“We are indeed proud that Malaysia is the host country for this year’s AGM and following it, APG will be holding its APAC Regional Training Conference in Melaka which will be attended by 70 Asia Pacific members as well as international trainers,” said Tunku Iskandar APG APAC Regional Vice President and Group President of APG Malaysia and APG Singapore.

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About APG:
With over 30 years’ experience in airline distribution and over 100 offices globally, APG is the world's largest and most successful airline representation network, partnering with over 200 valued airline clients. APG offers a holistic approach to airline distribution, offering not only airline representation but also interline e-ticketing solutions, fare filing and settlement support services, all aimed at maximising an airline's revenue potential. APG is always at the forefront of distribution development and our latest APG NDC Platform will assist airlines unlock the benefits of NDC distribution. APG Cargo’s services are also gaining worldwide interest from airlines including our APG Cargo Interline solution (Cargo IET), cargo GSSA services and total cargo management solutions.
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MMPRC Promotes Dive Adventures and Breathtaking  Maldivian Seascapes at ADEX Ocean Mission 2024

MMPRC Promotes Dive Adventures and Breathtaking Maldivian Seascapes at ADEX Ocean Mission 2024

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives), along with 6 industry partners, promoted the breathtaking underwater seascapes of the Maldives to the Southeast Asia (SEA) market at ADEX Ocean Mission 2024. This event was held from 12 April 2024 to 14 April 2024, at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre.

With a history spanning 26 years, ADEX is the biggest and longest-running dive expo in Asia – considered to be one of the industry’s “must-attend” events. ADEX brings together distinguished VIPs and speakers from across the globe – scientists, marine conservationists, underwater photographers, videographers, and many others. It also provides a platform for various exhibitors such as dive operators, equipment manufacturers, and national tourism boards of countries.

MMPRC utilised this event to provide the latest destination information to interested visitors and create awareness for the Maldives as a preferred dive destination. The fair was also an ideal platform to collect market intelligence targeted for a niche segment through observations, and understand the sentiments of divers and dive enthusiasts from the Asian and Southeast Asian markets, in order to best promote and attract visitors from this segment to the Maldives. Participation in this event came under our efforts to promote the Maldives as the most preferred destination among Southeast Asian, especially Singaporean travellers, and to showcase the diving and underwater experiences available in the Maldives at the largest dive fair in the SEA market.

Some of the activities at the stand for Visit Maldives included a consumer survey, distribution of informative flash cards about Maldivian marine life, and artworks displaying the different dive locations in the Maldives.

This market ended last year with 58,947 visitors in total. From January to February this year, the Maldives welcomed 7,481 tourists from the SEA market. MMPRC has planned several activities targeting this market, to increase travellers and maintain destination presence. These activities include joint-marketing campaigns with major stakeholders, outdoor advertising campaigns, participation in fairs, hosting webinars, E-Learning programs and other events.

For further information, please contact

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation – PR Representative in Southeast Asia
Pacific World Travel Sdn Bhd
Suite 1001, Level 10, Wisma Lim Foo Yong,
86 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2141 3899 | Email: