Travel agents from leading travel agencies from India have arrived in the Maldives.
The team traveled to the Maldives on the invitation of Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporations (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) for a familiarisation trip. The team will be staying in the Maldives from 16th to 22nd July 2022. According to MMPRC, the trip is conducted with the aim to maintain the Maldives’ position as the top-of-the-mind destination in the Indian market.
The team consists of professionals from the media outlets which includes I’m Travel Agent, MakeMyTrip, Nivalink, Aspen Vacations, and Holiday Karma. The team is hosted at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Crossroads Maldives and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa where they are experiencing the world-renowned Maldivian hospitality, unique experiences, and different cuisines at their host properties.
The trip is forecasted to increase arrival figures and bookings from India to the Maldives. As of 29th June 2022, India is the leading source market for the Maldives this year with over 119,967 tourists visiting the destination from this market. India contributed 14.8% to the market share from the total 809,603 arrivals recorded to the Maldives during this period. India was also the largest market in 2021 with over 278,740 travellers and a market share of 22.6%. Similarly, India was the largest market in 2020 with an arrival figure of 62,960 and a market share of 11.3%.