The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) announced that their Maldives stand has been awarded ‘Best Stand Feature’ at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023. The Maldives stand won this award competing with several major destinations. The Best Stand Feature award was presented to the Maldives stand on Wednesday. The selection was made through an anonymous judging panel visiting the stands, awarding to the stand with the most unique features and the most engaging experience for the visitors to the fair. This is the first time these awards were introduced at ATM 2023. The award is a testament to the countless hours of work dedicated to curating the Maldives’ stand as the most attractive, vibrant, and energetic stand at the fair.
Destination Maldives is being showcased at ATM 2023 with a double-decker stand, in a space spanning over 429 sqm at the Dubai fair, providing visitors with a glimpse into the breathtaking Sunny Side of Life. Every aspect of the stand was thoughtfully curated to showcase the diversity and beauty of Maldivian as a destination, inspired by the geographically scattered islands of the Maldives. The vibrant and colourful stand consists of 90 co-exhibitor counters along with 53 B2B meeting tables and is full of exciting experiences for visitors. The Maldives stand features high engagement with co-exhibitors greeting and interacting with the visitors as well as fun quizzes being conducted at the stand. The stand also features LED screens showcasing the breathtaking sights from the Maldives. The 360 video booth, where visitors could take videos of themselves, was a very engaging and enticing activity for visitors to the stand. Gift bags are also given to visitors to the stand.
Arabian Travel Market is the leading global event for the inbound and outbound travel industry in the Middle East. MMPRC joined ATM this year with the largest Maldivian delegation to attend the fair thus far; over 200 partners representing 90 travel and tourism establishments are promoting the Maldives at ATM 2023. Held from 01 to 04 May 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Center, this marks the first time that the Maldives is participating in ATM after winning the world’s most prestigious tourism industry title of the “World’s Leading Destination” for three consecutive years.