16 June 2010 With an increase of 99.74% Maldives is ranked as no.3 amongst the 28 finalists of New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The ranking for this week is based on according to the number of votes received in the past four weeks from outside the country as well as local nationals. The Official New7Wonders of Nature is a worldwide campaign, and finalists have to achieve a minimum of 90% of international votes and 10% locally.
Last April Maldives was ranked as no.4. The reason for Maldives climbing to the 3rd position is the support that MTPB has got from the private sector together with the effort of MTPB in promoting the New 7 Wonders of Nature voting activities in the Maldives stands in all the tourism and travel fairs participated abroad.
In order to motivate voting a raffles draw was held during the end of each fair at the stand and the winner was awarded a free 1 week holiday in a Maldivian resort. MTPB would like to take this opportunity to thank all the resorts that sponsored the raffle draw and hope for the continued support in the future activities as well. Inorder to initiate voting in the resorts and to create awareness amongst the guests, a seminar with the resort managers were held in January.
All the participants were given a trailer DVD of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” along with 3 different sizes of the flyers that was used by the MTPB in the fairs and in other public events. The trailer DVD is ideal for broadcasting in the resort in house TV. This was also sent to all the resorts by email for them to use in the activities carried out to promote New 7 Wonders of Nature.
For additional information regarding the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” and to vote for Maldives please visit www.new7wonders.com END For more information, please contact: Maldives Tourism Promotion Board Male’ Telephone: +960 3323228 Facsimile: +960 3323229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.visitmaldives.com