NewsOctober 16, 2019

Maldives Returns to Asia’s leading trade show “ITB Asia”

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with the Maldives tourism industry partners return to ITB ASIA for its 12th edition. The three-day B2B trade show will be conducted from 16th to 18th of October 2019 in Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Maldives delegation will be headed by Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of MMPRC. Maldives will be showcased by MMPRC together with 32 industry professionals from 17 companies, representing resorts, guesthouses, liveaboards, and travel agencies.


ITB Asia provides a great platform to interact with Asia’s leading travel companies, industry professionals of Singapore and the rest of the South East Asian countries. This trade show is attended by many industry experts worldwide.

The Maldives stand will be located in K55 in HALL E, Basement 2. The 81 sqm stand will portray the beautiful scenery of the destination and the unique culture of Maldives. Visitors to the stand will be able to experience the beauty of the destination through virtual reality. Furthermore, visitors will be able to taste local snacks such as famous Addu Bondi, Kulhikaajaa & Theluli Bambukeyo at the stand.

As the ASEAN region is well connected to the Maldives, with several marketing efforts in the region, we aim to increase the arrivals and create significant market exposure. In this regard, ITB Asia will be a great platform to build professional ties with leading travel companies and industry professionals.

From January to August 2019, tourist arrivals from Singapore to the Maldives was recorded at 9,139.

This is an increase of 12.7 percent compared to the same period of last year.