World Travel Awards 2016; In The Heavenly Tropical Bliss Which Is The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

WORLD’S LEADING WATER VILLA RESORT 2016

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS TOURISM PIONEER (HOTELS & RESORTS) 2016

WORLD’S LEADING DIVE DESTINATION/ WORLD’S BEST SPA DESTINATION/ WORLD’S LEADING BEACH DESTINATION

The gala event for World Travel Awards 2016 was held, under a starry sky complimented by sand beneath and the sound of the waves grazing the shores of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, on the 2nd of December. It brought together the world winners on a wonderful setting on the beach, with a grand dinner and thrilling entertainment showcasing the best of the Maldives.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesThe Sun Siyam group won the World’s Leading Water Villa Resort for Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives. A praiseworthy accolade as Tourism Pioneer (Hotels & Resorts) was attained by Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam group for his contribution to the tourism industry.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The Maldives as a destination won World’s Leading Dive Destination, World’s Best Spa Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination.

“World Travel Awards 2016 at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives was a bedazzling event filled with the top notch people in the perfect setting. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef brought pride to the Sun Siyam group by attaining the accolade; Leading Water Villa Resort. Maldives as a destination won the much deserving awards. They say that a true leader can lead his people to success and we have been blessed with such a leader who was recognized as a tourism pioneer as well” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam Group
World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Hon. Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism

Since World Travel Awards establishment in 1993, its aim has been to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It has been a real honour to return here to the Maldives, and in particular to bring the Grand Final to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi for the first time. We have seen the best of international tourism recognized here at the resort tonight. More than 1.1 million votes were cast during our Grand Tour 2016, both from members of the public and from within the hospitality industry, and these voices have been heard. My congratulations to all of our winners this evening and I look forward to greeting many of you next year as we begin our search anew.”

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesThe Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a lush, greenery filled tropical island of the Maldives; located in the heart of Noonu Atoll. From its beaches to its crystal clear turquoise lagoon this idyllic island is a marvel of nature. On offer are an array of 14 restaurants and bars which are a culinary delight, to relax and sunbathe the day away or thrill yourselves with a hands-on adventure like wakeboarding, the choice is entirely yours. It is your home away from home, there is truly something for everyone to revel in.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesFor more information: www.sunsiyam.com

Maldives participates in TTG Incontri 2016, Italy

Maldives participates today in TTG Incontri held at Rimini, Italy. Acting Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), Mr. Haris Mohamed heads the delegation along with 30 representatives from 18 companies of the tourism Industry.

In this three-day B2B tradeshow, Maldives is represented in a 64sqm area allocated in hall C3, stand number 022-025.

TTG is the leading International Travel Trade Show focusing on the tourism sector in the Italian market. This trade show caters to leisure travel, business travel and business tourism. It provides a platform for the visitors to seek opportunity in analyzing the international trends, learn about the new products.

It is a marketplace for negotiations, networking and business between Italian and international companies and the intermediaries for tourist products.

TTG Incontri takes place every year in October in Rimini. It is organized by TTG Italia (Rimini Fiera Group), one of the most reputable reference points for the business tourism sector in Italy. It takes place every year in October, the best moment to present what’s new and renew business relationships with your contacts.

Italy Market is the 5th biggest market in terms of tourist arrivals to Maldives with a total number of 3,257 arrivals at the end of July 2016. This is a 28.3% increase in the arrivals compared to the same period of last year. The main objective in participating in TTG Incontri is to increase the number of arrivals from the Italian market by conducting productive meetings and by delivering the most updated information about the destination to the most appropriate professional of the industry.

MMPRC signs as Associate Partner for first Travel Trade Show of Maldives

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has signed an MOU with Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd to become an Associate Partner for first Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM).

Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) is the platform that connects the travel trade community of the Maldives to the global network of travel agents easily and instantly. Staged annually in Maldives, TTM will be the leading global event for the luxury travel trade industry of Maldives. It will be a vibrant must attend business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of hoteliers to local & International travel professionals.

TTM aims to facilitate the tourism industry of Maldives to reach the ultimate target of 2 million tourists with over $3.5 billion in receipts by the end of 2020.

More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel professionals from Maldives and abroad are expected to visit TTM to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in Maldives.

SPEED NETWORKING

Speed networking sessions bring together exhibitors and selected buyers in one-to-one meeting sessions. TTM will arrange meetings for up to 20 minutes to facilitate constructive meetings which will produce results! You can use this time to not only exchange cards and introduce but to brief products and services, discuss prices and even explore ways to work in the future.

The Venue & Dates

TTM 2017 will be held in Dharubaaruge, Male’ Maldives. TTM 2017 will be held in July 2017 from morning till evening, promising two full days of serious business.

Events & Facilities

Travel Talks – These are interactive talk sessions presented by the leading industry stakeholders of Maldives and the international travel market. These stakeholders are renowned professionals, industry experts, specialists and achievers, and research authors of the markets. The sessions will be scheduled in a flow that will not disrupt the meetings, ensuring not only business but a learning experience.

Predesigned state-of-the-art booths – Booths at TTM will be spaced and designed to meet the sole objective of hosting productive meetings. The booths will be equipped with all the necessary equipment and comfortable furniture to ensure the perfect environment. Business Centre – TTM2017 will feature a comprehensive Business Centre with the perfect environment for buyers and exhibitors to network and hold additional meetings with prospected partners. The centre will include amenities and facilities such as concierge service, printing and photocopying, free Internet and Wi-Fi, luggage storage, phone charging stations, etc.

Meal and Refreshment Zone – The show will feature a trendy full scale meal and refreshment zone serving a rich variety of foods and drinks for the participants. Photo and Art Gallery – TTM will feature a photo and art gallery that will exhibit the finest works of leading professional photographers and artists related to the travel and tourism world. The gallery will communicate breathtaking tales about Maldives, the history and the future of the tourism industry.

Closing Gala Event – TTM will host a VIP Closing Gala Event to mark the closing celebrations of the event. The Gala Event will feature keynote speakers who are international hospitality veterans; gift exchanging; a classy dinner with rich and exotic Maldivian tastes; live music by leading artists; and of course the opportunity to network with the highest executives, decision makers, and market shapers of the industry.

EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Resort and Hotels Chains and individual Resorts and Hotels, National and State Government Agencies, Industry Service Providers, Financial Institutions, Business/ Luxury Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Destination Marketing and PR Companies, Insurance Companies, Marine and Land Transport Companies, Airlines; and News and Media Corporations.

VISITOR PROFILES

International Business/Luxury Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Destination Marketing and PR Companies, Travel Bloggers, Airlines; and News and Media Corporations.

TOTAL PARTCIPANTS

150 International Travel Agents & local travel agents

100 Resorts/Hotels

50 Partners/Journalists/Bloggers/PR Specialists/Media

Maldives holds roadshows in India

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), has started a 4-city roadshow – Lucknow, Chandigarh, Pune, and Hyderabad till the 20th of this month. These roadshows are a part of initiatives by MMPRC to promote Maldives tourism and are a follow-up to the Roadshows held in 2015 in the cities of India: New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai which were met with tremendous success.

Organized by the Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), 5 representative partners from the tourism industry of Maldives: Dusit Thani, Sun Siyam Resorts, Adaaran Resorts, Lily Beach Resort and Spa and Travelers Street is also participating at the Roadshow.

A lucky draw, sponsored by Sun Siyam Resorts and Dusit Thani, is being held at every road show where the winner gets a free vacation in the Maldives.

India is the sixth biggest market for the Maldivian tourism. In the first quarter of 2016, 14,171 tourists visited the Maldives from India. From January to December 2015, 52,368 Indians visited Maldives which is an increase of 14.9% compared to the year 2014.

In recent years, Maldives has become a popular travel destination with Indians. It has emerged as vacation favourite for Indian celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Abhishek Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Sanam Puri to name a few who regularly visits, while number of Bollywood film makers regularly shoot in the Maldives such as.

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Maldives offers free 30-day visa on-arrival for all nationalities.

Maldives participates in OTM 2016

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation together with the tourism industry is currently taking part in the OneWorld Travel Mart 2016, which takes place in Mumbai, India from 18th – 20th February 2016. The exhibition is the most prominent and leading travel trade show of India, and is conducted in the largest travel market of India, Mumbai, at the Bombay Convention Centre. 26 participants from 15 industry co-exhibitor companies are taking part alongside MMPRC in the fair.

OneWorld Travel Mart 2016Organized and run by TTF, the most trusted market leader in India formed in 1989, OTM has become the best platform to focus on outbound tourism in India. More than 2,500 hotels, resorts, travel agents, tour operators and other travel service providers, state and country pavilions from around 70 different countries will take part in OTM 2016, which is the most alluring travel trade event that is organized and held in India. This year the exhibition will be spread over 25,000 sqm, housing the fairground which is expected to be visited by more than 12,000 travel trade visitors from all over India and abroad.

OneWorld Travel Mart 2016Maldives will be showcased in a stand space of 60 sqm designed to portray the uniqueness of the destination with very bold and alluring photos of holiday resort islands. More advertising such as billboards at the entry, pillar wrapping, lanyard design of exhibition badges and the show carry bags will be displaying and promoting the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign.

OneWorld Travel Mart 2016OTM is the most effective platform to market to the Indian travel industry as it caters to over 15 million outbound travellers spending over US$ 10 billion in India. As Mumbai is the biggest outbound tourist market in India, the city contributes over half of all overseas travel from the country.

OneWorld Travel Mart 2016India currently holds the 5th biggest market share of the arrivals. Taking this place in November 2015, India has a recorded figure of 52,368 tourists who visited in the year 2015. This figure is a 14.9% growth compared to the arrival number recorded in the year 2014. The Indian market accounted to 4.2% of the market in 2015, and is a very important market to focus on as it promises a lot of potential.

OneWorld Travel Mart 2016

Maldives participates at FESPO 2016

Maldives is currently being represented in FESPO held in Zurich, Switzerland from 28 – 31 January 2015. Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation together (MMPRC) together with Reethi Beach Resort, Crown & Champa Resorts, Loama Resort Maldives and JA Maldives Pvt. Ltd., will be promoting the destination in the 4 day event. Moreover, Visit Maldives Year (VMY) 2016 will also be promoted at the Maldives stand.

The theme of the FESPO is “Ship Ahoy” dedicated to boat trips. FESPO is the largest holiday and travel fair in Switzerland and is increasingly becoming a key indicator for the tourism sector; it is an excellent platform and offers its visitors information for holidays and travel. The event is known to attract huge number of visitors from Switzerland and German speaking countries. FESPO 2015 attracted over 62,000 visitors including trade, media and consumers.

Switzerland is an important market to the Maldives; it is among the top 10 countries in terms of arrival to the Maldives. In 2015, 31,923 tourist arrivals were recorded from Switzerland. 2015 noted an increase of 1.4% in arrivals compared to 2014. Switzerland accounts for 2.6% of the total market share in 2015.

Maldives takes part at EMITT 2016

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation together with the Tourism Industry is currently taking part in the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT). 5 industry partners are taking part in the exhibition with the Deputy Managing Director, Mohamed Adam and Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Hamzeel of MMPRC. The fair will go on from the 28th till the 31st of January 2016.

Organized and run by ITE Turkey, EMITT has the gained profound experience and expertise in the tourism and travel sector in the past 20 years. Combining the powerful global network and experience, EMITT will continue to create a more powerful synergy for the tourism industry.

A total of 4.500 companies, organizations and resorts from around 70 countries will take part in EMITT Tourism Exhibition, which is recognized as one of the leading tourism exhibitions in the world. The exhibition which will take place in 11 halls equaling to a total exhibition space of 70 thousand meter squares at Tuyap Exhibition and Convention Center. The fair will feature national pavilions, Turkey’s vacation destinations, winter and outdoor tourism destinations, hotels and tourism centers, tour operators, agencies and hotels as participants and a wide range of vibrant vacation destinations will be introduced to visitors.

Maldives will be showcased in a stand area of 60sqm, conceptually designed to expose the uniqueness with photos of Maldivian tranquil sceneries. More advertising spaces such as floor tiles, staircase footsteps and outdoor flags, demonstrated in different locations of the fairground will be displaying and promoting the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign.

Turkey is the leading market of East Mediterranean Europe, holding a total of 0.8% market share. The Turkish market has been growing and showed positive growth in the past few years, and is marked as a market with good potential. In the year 2015, a total of 10,200 tourists visited Maldives from Turkey, which is an increase of 17.7% when compared to the year 2014.