MMPRC opens registration for ITB Berlin 2019

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has opened registration for ITB Berlin 2019.

MMPRC asked those interested in taking part in the fair, which is set to take place from March 6-10, 2019, to fill in a co-exhibitor registration form and send it to its office with the payment before 3pm on December 17.

Registration for the fair 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.

Recognised as the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB attracts over 10,000 exhibitors, 1,000 qualified top buyers, 28,000 convention visitors, and 109,000 trade visitors. More than 180 countries across five continents participated at ITB Berlin last year.

ITB Berlin, through its B2B platform, provides vast opportunities for the Maldives industry partners to interact with trade visitors, and expand contacts and do business. It is also the place to showcase the offerings of Maldives and communicate destination information to the travel trade, media as well as the public.

Germany is currently the second largest source market to the Maldives.

A total of 112,109 Germans chose Maldives for their vacation in 2017, which is a growth of 5.2 per cent compared to 2016. Arrivals from Germany have increased by 2.6 per cent in the past 10 months of this year to reach 93,617 from 91,238 in the same period of last year.

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