The Indian High Commission in the Maldives has started promoting various Maldivian tourism products in India.
They organized a series of round tables on Wednesday to explore the issue further. Tour operators, travel agents, travel editors and senior officials from Mumbai’s Outbound Travel Market (OTM) participated in these discussions. Speakers from the Maldivian tourism industry also attended this event.
The Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom and the Indian High Commissioner Sujay Sudhir were present for the opening ceremony of the discussions. In addition, the Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) also attended the opening ceremony.
These discussions were conducted under four categories; luxury and niche tourism, mouse tourism, bed and breakfast tourism and film production. The Indian delegation will visit several islands after these discussions.
The Indian High Commission believes that these trips will improve the tourism aspect of relations between the Maldives and India. It will also increase the number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives from India, according to the commission.
India is one of the most important markets in the Maldives. Over 200,000 tourists have arrived in the Maldives from India this year.
The Maldives was the first nation with which India established a “travel bubble” after the nation closed its borders following the Covid-19 pandemic.