MMPRC opens registration for Boot Fair 2018

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has opened registration for the upcoming Boot Fair in Germany.

In a circular, MMPRC asked those interested in taking part in the fair, which is set to be held in Dusseldorf from January 20-28, to fill in a co-exhibitor registration form and send it to MMPRC with the payment before 3pm on November 2.

Registration costs USD 1,000 for resorts, hotels, and foreign travel agents and tour operators, and USD 500 for safari vessels, guesthouses, local travel agents, dive operators, transfer companies and picnic islands. Another USD 1,000 will be charged from each party in all categories, except foreign travel agents and tour operators (USD 2,000 for them), for table booking.

According to MMPRC, the fees cover two representatives per company. A fee of USD 212 should be paid for each additional representative, it added.

One of the leading dive and water sports shows in the world, the annual Boot Fair witnesses a wide range of products and services such as luxury yachts, diving equipment, water sports equipment and dive destinations. In 2016, over 1,800 exhibitors from 68 countries showcased their products to an audience of more than 250,000 visitors from 90 different countries.

With 99 percent water, the Maldives has traditionally been a dive destination and continues to attract a large number of divers every year.

Known internationally as one of the world’s best scuba diving destinations, the Maldives has an abundance of dive sites with one thrilling dive opportunity after another. The islands of the Maldives have consistently warm waters with outstanding visibility throughout the year, and consist of exhilarating dive sites such as vibrant thilas, exciting channels, coral-filled overhangs and fascinating wrecks.

Germany continues to lead growth in arrivals from Europe, the biggest source market for the Maldives tourism industry, with a one percent year-on-year increase in the number of German tourists that visited the Maldives in the first nine months of the year. Official figures show that 67,438 Germans visited the Maldives during the period compared to the 66,797 in the same period of last year.

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