A total of 57 entertainers and recitalists, who will be attending ITB Berlin as a major spotlight of the special performances conducted in the gala opening and Maldivian stand, will leave to Berlin on the 4th March (Friday) morning. 6 media representatives from 4 different news channels will also be leaving with the entertainment team to attend the fair which will be hosted in the Messe Berlin GmbH, in Berlin, Germany from 9 – 13 March 2016.
Government officials and technical team from MMPRC and MOT who will be attending the fair has already left to Berlin on the 2nd of March 2016. The leading delegation of ministers and senior government representatives will be joining the team later for the opening ceremony of ITB on 8th March 2016. Maldivian delegation will be headed by Minister of Tourism honorable Moosa Zameer. This year the Maldivian troupe has a total of 281 representatives from 96 industry stake holding companies in addition to government officials representing the country.
In 2016, ITB Berlin celebrates their 50th anniversary and Maldives is the partner host country of the fair, which is the major highlight of the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign. The core event, ITB Gala Opening Night will be hosted by Maldives on the 8th March (Tuesday) night, showcasing one of the biggest entertainment performances to an audience of over 2500 viewers. Major activities carried out as the host country include, press conference, panel discussions, ITB Blogger Speed Dating, ITB travel raffle, ITB Kinderland, ITB travel raffle, The Grand Finale of ITB 2016 and festive closing ceremony. Maldivian Night, an exquisite dinner night for the Maldivian tourism industry participants and their special invitees will also be hosted on the 9th March night by MMPRC and MOT.
Maldives will be showcased in four areas this year; Main stand in Hall 5.2a, Adventure travel, responsible stand in Hall 4.1, Media stand in Hall 5.3 and in the South Entrance. In the floor space of 583 square meters which will stage the Maldivian stand, cultural performances, handicrafts display, spa experience by Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, sand art, calligraphy and tasting Maldivian delicacies will be featured. These special activities have been organized to get Maldives the maximum possible exposure and attraction by the visitors and trade parties participating in the world’s largest travel trade exhibition.
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