The Maldives Virtual Tour Expo, dubbed the largest virtual consumer travel fair in the Maldives, reached over seven million travellers from across the globe.
Most of the visitors came from India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, USA, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UK, Australia, UAE, Malaysia and CIS countries, the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation revealed after the event concluded.
With 360° virtual tours, travel guides and the best deals from resorts across the country, the exhibition featured over 1,000 virtual tours from 50 different islands.
A free holiday and a grand seaplane tour were on offer for winners of a lucky draw. All visitors were able to participate in the giveaway lucky draw by filling in the lucky draw coupon. The winner of the Grand Prize by Trans Maldivian Airways will be treated to a 12-hour seaplane ride, a grand tour that covers more than 700 Islands in 13 atolls with stops for guests to hop onto an island to explore and enjoy some refreshments. TMA – the largest seaplane operators in the world – will also take the grand prize winner to Addu City in the southernmost atoll.
“This expo helped reach people from across the globe from the comfort of their homes and allowed them to experience the Maldives like never before by simulating real travel situations. Visitors were able to take 360 tours of different resorts and islands in the Maldives through the virtual expo,” according to the MMPRC.
Aside from the MMPRC as the destination partner of the expo, Trans Maldivian Airways was the seaplane partner, Maldivian was the domestic airline partner, SriLankan Airlines was the international airline partner and Ooredoo Maldives was the digital partner.