Maldives has won two DSI awards at ITB Berlin for being among the most attractive destinations in both Asia and in the Beach category.
The awards, DSI Award for Most Attractive Destinations – Asia and Most Attractive Destinations – Beach were awarded to the Maldives at the Maldives’ stall at the ITB Berlin fair currently ongoing in Germany.
The awards were received by Acting Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Haris Mohamed.
According to MMPRC, two hundred plus Maldivians are representing Maldives through hundred companies at the ITB Berlin fair this year.
The Maldives’ stall this year showcases a variety of aspects from the luxury destination in a contemporary setting with traditional elements to highlight the local experience. In addition to the setting, the Maldives’ stand include a gourmet area this year with local Maldivian flavors to give visitors a taste of Maldives.
Maldives has won several tourism awards in the past years and the resorts continue to win travel awards for destination, beach, service and more.
ITB Berlin is the largest travel exhibition that the Maldives partakes in. ITB continues to be one of the most commended platforms for Maldivian travel and tourism industry to showcase and share Maldives and its products globally.
At present, Germany remains the second largest source market for the Maldives. In 2017, a total of 112,109 Germans visited Maldives, which is a 5.2 percent growth compared to 2016.