Registration opened for China-ASEAN Expo Tourism Exhibition 2018

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has opened registration for the upcoming China-ASEAN Expo Tourism Exhibition (CAEXPO) 2018.

In a circular, MMPRC invited interested parties to submit a co-exhibitor registration form before August 14.

According to MMPRC, registration costs USD 1,060 for resorts and hotels as well as foreign travel agents and tour operators, while USD 530 will be charged from guesthouses, picnic islands, safari vessels, dive operators, local travel agents and transfer agents. The registration fee covers two entry badges per company, it said.

CAEXPO is set to take place from October 26-28 at the Guilin International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Guilin, Guangxi, China.

This event, which will have one day dedicated for travel trade partners to conduct one-on-one meetings with professionals and two days open for public, has attracted over 800 exhibitors from 64 countries and regions, and attended by over 6000 professionals. The event was also covered well on online and offline media platforms through the 60 medias that attended the event from China and abroad.

China remains the largest source market to the Maldives, despite falling numbers.

In 2017, arrivals from China stood at 306,530, which was a 5.5 percent decrease from the 324,326 in 2016. For the January-June period this year, Chinese arrivals decreased by 6.5 percent to reach 168,756 from 180,561 in the same period last year.

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