MMPRC opens registration for 2019 Boot Fair

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 19-27, to fill in a co-exhibitor registration form and send it to MMPRC with the payment before 3pm on December 12.

Registration costs USD 1,000 for resorts, hotels, and foreign travel agents and tour operators, while safari vessels, guesthouses, local travel agents, dive operators, transfer companies and picnic islands will be charged USD 500. The fee covers two representatives per company, with each additional official being charged USD 212 for participation.

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 2018, a total of 1,923 exhibitors from 68 countries showcased their products to an audience of 247,000 visitors from 94 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 2.6 percent year-on-year increase in the number of German tourists that visited the Maldives in the first 10 months of the year. Official figures show that 93,617 Germans visited the Maldives during the period compared to the 91,238 in the same period of last year.

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