MMPRC shines in 2016; looking towards a brighter 2017

MMPRC shines in 2016; looking towards a brighter 2017

Maldives Marketing & Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) takes part in World Travel Market, London 2016Maldives Marketing & Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) took part in the renowned World Travel Market, London 2016, the tourism body took the opportunity to make the most of the platform and made various announcements.

MMPRC Signed as associate partner for the first travel trade show in Maldives

MMPRC announced that it has signed a contract with Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd, to become the associate partner of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM), the first Travel Trade Show to take place in Maldives. TTM 2017 will be organised in July 2017 in Dharubaaruge, Male. The event will provide a platform to connect the travel trade community of Maldives to a global network of travel agents and facilitate the tourism industry of the Maldives.

The annual TTM will be a vibrant business-to-business event, presenting a diverse range of accommodations and attractions to local and international travel professionals. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel professionals from the Maldives and around the world are expected to attend TTM 2017 to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in the Maldives.

New properties in Maldives

MMPC also divulged about various new luxury resorts in Maldives that have come up in end of 2016. A large number of resorts are also coming up in 2017.
The introduction of these new resorts is expected to expand the product offering in Maldives.

The new properties include:

  • Four Seasons Private Island Maldives At Voavah
  • Cocoon Maldives
  • Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
  • Kandima Maldives
  • Baglioni Resort Maldives
  • Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Local operator Secret Paradise supports local initiatives and promotes responsible tourism

Secret Paradise is designed to encourage guests to engage with local people and experience the very best from the Maldives archipelago. To assist the company’s efforts in promoting local tourism in line with Maldives culture and beliefs, in respecting the communities who open their homes to guests, and in implementing efforts to protect the local environment, Secret Paradise has partnered with NGOs, marine life charities and volunteer groups. Guests are encouraged to become actively involved in conservation programs and learn how they too can be responsible during their stay in the Maldives. Recently, Secret Paradise launched a conservation awareness tour to the local island of Villimale, where guests are able to spend the afternoon with NGO group Save the Beach and gain an insight into the conservation challenges that face an island during development.

Maldives wins 23 awards at the 10th World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016

MMPRC won 23 awards at the 10th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards which was held at the St. Regis Doha in Qatar on in October 2016. For the past decade, the platform has been recognized as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies, as it acknowledges the accomplishments of hotels in the global Luxury Hospitality Industry.

Maldives Shines Bright at the Oscars of the travel industry

Maldives shone bright at the Grand Final of the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) held at Sun Siyam Irufushi this evening winning a staggering 12 awards. WTA is considered as the Oscars of the travel industry.

Maldives won three prestigious categories for the destination;
1. World’s Leading Beach Destination 2016
2. World’s Leading Dive Destination 2016
3. World’s Best Spa Destination 2016

Additional 9 awards won by the Maldives Tourism Industry are;

1. World’s Leading Airport Resort 2016 Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
2. World’s Leading Boutique Cruise 2016 Four Seasons Explorer, Maldives
3. World’s Leading Boutique Villa Resort 2016 AnantaraVeli Maldives Resort
4. World’s Leading Dive Resort 2016 Constance Moofushi, Maldives
5. World’s Leading New Resort 2016 AaaVeee Nature’s Paradise, Maldives
6. World’s Leading Private Island Resort 2016 COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
7. World’s Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant 2016 Sea @ AnantaraKihavah Maldives Villas
8. World’s Leading Water Villa Resort 2016 The Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
9. World’s Most Romantic Resort 2016 Baros Maldives
Having 61 nominations in 38 categories, Maldives competed against world class destinations such as Thailand, Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, Seychelles, Morocco and New Zealand to win these awards. This year Maldives has won far more awards than any other country in the history of the World Travel Awards.World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with the ones who won creating the benchmark to which all others aspire.

2016 was an important year for Maldives is Celebrating Visit Maldives Year, it is a great privilege for the destination to host this grand event and welcome key figures of the Global tourism industry to our shores.

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