Top Agents of Singapore Airlines from East Asia will be visiting the Maldives from 8-11 September 2011. The group includes 37 agents from 33 different Travel Agencies/Tour Operators selling the Maldives product in China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Korea.
The main purpose of this trip is for the agents’ to familiarise themselves with the Maldives product so that they will be able to better sell the destination after having had first-hand experience. Eight Resorts have shown interest to host the group. The resorts which would be hosting the groups are Kurumba Maldives, Anantara Resort & Spa Maldives, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Bandos Island Resort and Spa, Meeru Island Resort, J Resorts Maldives at Alidhoo, Holiday Inn Kandooma and Sheraton Maldives at Fullmoon Resort.
During the visit, the Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation will be partnering with Singapore Airlines to organise “Discover your Island” on Saturday, 10 September 2011 at Nasandhura Palace Hotel. The focus of the event is to create a networking platform for the Agents to gather further information about the destination and individual resorts as well as to establish new business contacts. A lot of interest has been raised by the local industry partners to participate in this seminar with a total of 30 partners participating in the seminar.
With its close proximity and affluent outbound market, East Asia holds great potential for growth in the Maldives. There were 145,764 tourist arrivals to the Maldives from East Asia between January to July 2011. This accounts for a share of 28.7% of total tourist arrivals to the Maldives from this region. Currently Singapore Airlines operates 10 weekly flights to the Maldives with connections to various destinations worldwide via Singapore.
For more information please contact:
Simon Hawkins, Managing Director
Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation
Telephone: +960 332 3228; Facsimile: +960 332 3229