Maldives wins the titles of the “Best Island Presentation” and “Bright Exhibiting Award” at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) held from 16th to 18th March 2021. The awards were given for the attractive presentation of the Maldives stand and overall effort in the promotion of the destination at the fair respectively. During the ceremony, awards were given for both long-standing exhibitors and newcomers for outstanding preparation for the show, unusual and eye-catching stands, innovative projects and the best destinations.
Upon receiving the awards Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of Visit Maldives highlighted the importance of the Russian market to Maldives as it is one of the top performing source markets to the Maldives and said that the awards are an indication of trust by Russians in the Maldives as a tourist destination.
The Maldives stand at the exhibition used vibrant visuals and 360-degree touchless videos to let visitors experience the natural beauty of the Maldives virtually. Visitors and stakeholders were also informed about the safe business environment afforded in the Maldives tourism industry. MITT is the leading international travel & tourism trade show in Russia and the CIS. It’s the place where destinations and travel service providers meet tour operators and travel agents looking for new opportunities to offer their clients. For 26 years, the event has attracted the hottest destinations, key travel service providers, as well as top travel buyers and industry experts for three days of business and networking. This year’s MITT marks the first offline tourism exhibition in Russia after one year with 1,533 participants from 15 countries and 52 Russian regions exhibiting at the fair. Russia has one of the highest tourist arrival numbers to the Maldives, 40,698 tourist arrivals were recorded from the Russian region till date this year. Four connecting flights operate between Russia and Maldives with direct connections via Aeroflot.