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MMPRC Showcases The Beauty of The Maldivian Seascapes, Underwater Sceneries and Dive Adventures At Asia’s Largest Dive Fair, ADEX 2022

MMPRC Showcases The Beauty of The Maldivian Seascapes, Underwater Sceneries and Dive Adventures At Asia’s Largest Dive Fair, ADEX 2022

The beauty of Maldivian seascapes, underwater sceneries and dive adventures were promoted at Asia’s largest dive fair, ADEX 2022, by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) and our industry partners. The event was held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore, from 16th to 18th September 2022.

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.

Participation in ADEX 2022 helps to boost Maldives’ visibility and maintains our presence as a premier and preferred dive destination in the Southeast Asian market. It helps to promote the dive segment of Maldives to a broader audience, consisting of both dive operators and dive enthusiasts. Participation in the event is aligned with our strategy to diversify the promotional efforts to include all segments. 11 participants from 6 companies participated in the event alongside MMPRC to promote their dive-related products and services.

Through this event, MMPRC promoted the destination, products (resorts, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboards), unique experiences, especially those relating to diving and water sports. We also showcased the underwater beauty of the Maldives to travel trade and travellers from the Southeast Asian market.

From January to July 2022, the Maldives welcomed 18,489 tourists from the SEA market. MMPRC has been holding several activities targeting this market, including joint-marketing campaigns with major stakeholders, outdoor advertising campaigns, participation in fairs, hosting webinars, E-Learning programs and other events. This includes Cabvertising Campaign with MyBump Media, participation in Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 2022, MATTA 2022 and Thailand Dive Expo 2022, and hosting a familiarisation trip for Indonesia Media. Ongoing activities by MMPRC for this market include Maldives E-Learning Program for Southeast Asia, campaigns with TripZilla, Apple Vacations and DestinAsian. Similar activities are in the pipeline for this market for the remainder of the year as well.

MMPRC carried out 260 different marketing activities in 22 global markets last year, including fairs, roadshows, familiarisation trips, marketing campaigns, webinars, and interviews. The greatest testament to the success of these activities came late last year, as the Maldives secured the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ (among several other accolades) at the 2021 World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the hallmark of industry excellence. This is the second consecutive year that the Maldives had successfully earned this prestigious title, a shining testimony of the trust placed in the ‘magic of Maldivian hospitality’ by travellers from all over the globe.

Enjoy ‘All Things Maldives’ at NATAS Holidays 2022 Singapore

Enjoy ‘All Things Maldives’ at NATAS Holidays 2022 Singapore

‘All Things Maldives’ is being showcased at the NATAS Holidays 2022 event held in Singapore, led by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) along with industry partners. The fair will take place from 12 - 14 August 2022 at Singapore EXPO Hall 5.

NATAS Travel Fairs, launched in 1987, is a biannual affair that features different tourism products with the best travel deals for the market. Since its inception, NATAS has been able to accumulate over 2.4 million visitors and is one of the most popular travel fairs among Singaporeans. NATAS Holidays showcases members’ latest products, trends and destinations. Attracting an average of over 100,000 visitors each run, the NATAS Travel fair brings in outbound travel agents, national tourist organisations, airlines, hotels، and other travel-related services under one roof.

MMPRC is accompanied at the fair by 23 participants from 12 companies. Through this event, MMPRC hopes to market the unique geographical features of our island nation, our products including resorts, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboards, the different segments, and unique experiences awaiting tourists in the Maldives. Participation in the event comes as part of MMPRC’s marketing strategy for the Southeast Asian (SEA) market, especially Singaporean travellers. It aims to promote the Maldives as the most preferred destination, emphasising the proximity and cultural aspects which make the Maldives ideal for travellers from this region.

The event provides a platform for industry partners to showcase and promote their products, whilst giving the destination the chance to achieve pre-pandemic arrival numbers and increase overall numbers from the region. An Outdoor Advertising Campaign is also being carried out

coinciding with the fair, in which destination video ads are placed in prominent areas of Singapore such as HDB Hub, Jurong Point, and Bedok Town Square.

From January to July 2022, Maldives welcomed 18,489 tourists from the SEA market. MMPRC has been holding several activities targeting this market, including joint-marketing campaigns with major stakeholders, outdoor advertising campaigns, participation in fairs, hosting webinars, E-Learning programs and other events. Similar activities are in the pipeline for this market for this year as well, including joint-marketing campaigns with Travel Daily Media, Traveloka, and participation in ADEX Asia 2022 and ITB Asia 2022.

MMPRC carried out 260 different marketing activities in 22 global markets last year, including fairs, roadshows, familiarisation trips, marketing campaigns, webinars, and interviews. The greatest testament to the success of these activities came late last year, as the Maldives secured the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ (among several other accolades) at the 2021 World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the hallmark of industry excellence. This is the second consecutive year that the Maldives had successfully earned this prestigious title, a shining testimony of the trust placed in the ‘magic of Maldivian hospitality’ by travellers from all over the globe.

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Visit Maldives Launches Campaign with Travel + Leisure Targeting Southeast Asia Market

Visit Maldives Launches Campaign with Travel + Leisure Targeting Southeast Asia Market

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) has launched a campaign with Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia to increase brand visibility for the Maldives in the Southeast Asia market. The campaign, which began in July 2022, will be conducted till the start of 2023.

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia was launched in 2007. Their winning combination of wanderlust-inducing and fact-driven content drives high audience engagement from countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Through this campaign, the different segments of the Maldivian tourism industry, our products (resorts, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboards), and unique experiences will be promoted to the travel trade and potential travellers from the Southeast Asia market. Furthermore, the unique geographical characteristics of our islands, the one-island-one resort concept, and the latest travel information and guidelines will be shared through advertisements and banners on the website and social media of Travel + Leisure, along with e-mailers sent to their database.

This campaign is conducted as part of our marketing strategy for the Southeast Asia market, which is based on maintaining and increasing visibility and brand awareness for the Maldives, and showcasing the uniqueness of Maldives as the world’s leading destination. This strategy targets to promote services offered to luxury travellers, families and Muslim travellers from this market. The purpose of the strategy is to raise arrival numbers to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year and to reorient the perception of the Maldives solely as a honeymoon or luxury destination.

The Maldives welcomed 18,489 visitors from Southeast Asia countries from January to July 2022. As the company responsible for marketing the destination globally, MMPRC has been holding several activities for this market, including joint campaigns with tourism sector stakeholders, organising familiarisation trips, training webinars, and participating in fairs and exhibitions held for this market. In this regard, we have carried out a cabvertising campaign with MyBump Media and participated in MATTA Fair 2022 in Malaysia, Malaysia International Dive Expo, and Thailand Dive Expo. More activities are in the pipeline for this market for the rest of the year too.

MMPRC carried out 260 different marketing activities in 22 global markets last year, including fairs, roadshows, familiarisation trips, marketing campaigns, webinars, and interviews. The greatest testament to the success of these activities came late last year, as the Maldives secured the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ (among several other accolades) at the 2021 World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the hallmark of industry excellence. This is the second consecutive year that the Maldives had successfully earned this prestigious title, a shining testimony of the trust placed in the ‘magic of Maldivian hospitality’ by travellers from all over the globe.

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Visit Maldives Begins Campaign with Travel Daily Media to Increase Visibility in the Southeast Asia Market

Visit Maldives Begins Campaign with Travel Daily Media to Increase Visibility in the Southeast Asia Market

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) has initiated a campaign with Travel Daily Media to increase visibility in the Southeast Asia market. The campaign will be held from July to September 2022.

Travel Daily Media is an online platform specialized in disseminating travel and hospitality industry news, opinion, and analysis for travel professionals. They have active subscriber bases and contributors in Asia, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, China and India. Their audience is made up of travel professionals from across the industry with a focus on travel and tour agencies, hospitality, aviation, cruising, MICE and Technology.

The purpose of this campaign is to build high attention and visibility for the Maldives, maintain a brand presence, raise brand awareness, and represent the Maldives as a top-of-the-mind destination in the Southeast Asia market. It also aims to showcase the uniqueness of Maldives as the world’s leading destination. Under this campaign, articles relating to the Maldives will be posted on the front page of Travel Daily Media, and in their newsletter. Furthermore, social media posts will be circulated on their Facebook page, and the Maldives will be advertised on their website's top banner and through the email sponsorship banner. An exclusive interview of MMPRC will also be posted on their platforms during this campaign.

Through this campaign we will market the destination as one of the safest choices for tourists, highlighting the unique geography of our scattered islands which provide ultimate privacy and security. It will also help MMPRC to promote our tourism products, including resorts, hotels, guesthouses, liveaboards, and the unique experiences available for tourists in the destination. We will further be able to provide the latest information about the destination and its travel guidelines to the travel trade and tourists from the Southeast Asia market.

This campaign is conducted as part of MMPRC’s marketing strategy for the Southeast Asia market, which focuses on boosting arrival numbers to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year. The strategy is also based on re-orienting the perception of the Maldives solely as a honeymoon or luxury destination, and promoting other segments of tourism in this market. It comes under a new short-term strategy devised to address the evolving geopolitical climate in the world following the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war. With Russia and CIS topping the arrivals figures in recent years, the strategy is aimed at mitigating the potential negative impact on arrival numbers from this region by restrategising marketing activities in selected markets to minimise the potential adverse effects on the Maldives tourism industry and the nation’s economy.

From January to July 2022 Maldives welcomed 18,489 tourists from the Southeast Asia market. MMPRC has been holding several activities targeting this market, including joint marketing campaigns with major stakeholders, outdoor advertising campaigns, participation in fairs, hosting webinars, E-Learning programs and other events. Many similar activities are in the pipeline for this market for this year as well, including joint marketing campaigns, roadshows, and participation in fairs and exhibitions.

MMPRC carried out 260 different marketing activities in 22 global markets last year, including fairs, roadshows, familiarization trips, marketing campaigns, webinars, and interviews. The greatest testament to the success of these activities came late last year, as the Maldives secured the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ (among several other accolades) at the 2021 World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the hallmark of industry excellence. This is the second consecutive year that the Maldives had successfully earned this prestigious title, a shining testimony of the trust placed in the ‘magic of Maldivian hospitality’ by travellers from all over the globe.

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Indonesia Media Arrive in the Maldives  to Promote Adventure and Dive Experiences

Indonesia Media Arrive in the Maldives to Promote Adventure and Dive Experiences

A media team from Indonesia have arrived in the Maldives on a familiarisation trip aimed at promoting adventure and dive experiences available in the destination. The team, by invitation from Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives), will stay in the Maldives from 23rd to 28th June 2022. The team includes representatives from prominent Indonesian publications, and are staying in Kuramathi Maldives, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa and Mercure Maldives Koodoo where they will experience Maldivian hospitality, gourmet cuisine, and the unique experiences and services available in these resorts.

This trip will help to promote the diving segment of the Maldives, showcasing dive facilities and relevant experiences. Through this trip, we will be able to promote the Maldivian tourism products, including resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and liveaboards, to the Indonesian market. We will also be able to market the unique geographic aspects of our scattered islands, the one-island-one resort concept, and the safety and seclusion that our destination offers tourists. The participants of the trip will share social media posts and write articles about their experiences in the Maldives, expected to reach 30 million potential travellers from Indonesia.

The trip is conducted as part of our marketing strategy for the Indonesian market. This strategy is based on promoting the Maldives by building greater brand awareness as one of the safest destinations, and by providing coverage and digital visibility in Indonesia.

Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, Maldives welcomed over 4 thousand tourists from Indonesia, while 2021 saw over 950 arrivals from this market. From January to April 2022, there have been 365 arrivals from Indonesia. MMPRC plans to hold several marketing activities this year for Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia to increase arrivals from this region.

MMPRC carried out 260 different marketing activities in 22 global markets last year, including fairs, roadshows, familiarisation trips, marketing campaigns, webinars, and interviews. The greatest testament to the success of these activities came late last year, as the Maldives secured the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ (among several other accolades) at the 2021 World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the hallmark of industry excellence. This is the second consecutive year that the Maldives had successfully earned this prestigious title, a shining testimony of the trust placed in the ‘magic of Maldivian hospitality’ by travellers from all over the globe.

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