The promotional activities organized by FTI and Adaaran Resorts Maldives with 100 German tour operators kicks off at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi on 12th September evening.
Speaking at the opening ceremony former president Mr. Mohamed Nasheed said that tour operators play a significant role as tourists first seek them on planning the trips so it is important t0 promote the Maldives as a peaceful tourist destination. Highlighting that Europe is an important market, he mentioned that the Maldives shouldn’t be identified as an expensive destination as today we can cater to tourists either traveling on a budget and as well as for luxury.
This is the first time such a massive event has been organized in the Maldives. The initiative was taken up by Adaaran Resorts together with FTI Group to promote tourism in the Maldives and to foster better relations with German tour operators. Adaaran Resorts ensures that additional promotional events are set to follow.
The delegation is expected to visit various resorts in the Maldives, from 12th to 19th September 2019. The delegates will begin their trip from Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi and end their FAM activities at Heritance Aarah.
The FTI Group is one of the largest tour operators in Germany and the fourth largest tour operator in Europe. Their ground operator in the Maldives is Diethelm Travels who is actively engaged with Adaaran Resorts to make this event a success.
Within the first 7 months of the year, the Maldives welcomed 71, 479 making them among the top 5 countries of tourist arrivals to the Maldives. This accounts for 7.2% of the total market for this period.