A social media competition to select 50+ participants for the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023 is now open. The competition will be open until 25 March.
The Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023, to be held from 30 May to 2 June, aims to bring together content creators from around the world to ‘Weave Your Maldivian Story’ at the largest gathering of travel writers, journalists, bloggers, influencers, and media experts in the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ this year.
“We invite them to experience and explore our island nation and express their thoughts through videos, photos, articles and social media posts. The 50+ content creators will be selected through the Social Media Competition,” the MMPRC said.
Those who wish to be invited to the conference are required to create a unique piece of content showcasing their content creation skills while answering the question ‘What is your dream vacation in the Maldives?’ on their social media accounts (Facebook or Instagram, or both), fill in and submit the application form on the website as per the guidelines.
Visit Maldives will review the submissions and select the top 50+ to attend the conference, where they will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and experience the beauty of the Maldives firsthand. All 50+ winners will be invited to attend the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023, along with 3 days and 2 nights (or this may vary) of authentic experiences in 08 unique regions of the Sunny Side of Life. All tickets, including international flights, domestic transfers, accommodations and meals will be provided on FOC basis.
According to the MMPRC, the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023 is styled under its ‘Redefining MICE’ concept; a relaxed atmosphere at the beach at Crossroads Maldives.
“Participants of this conference will have the opportunity to take part in interesting discussions with renowned international storytellers on relevant and trending topics, such as sustainable efforts in tourism, the role of social media in marketing promotions, and more.”
Attendees at the conference can take part in sessions where they can learn about sustainable tourism, Maldivian culture, heritage, and learn about Maldives fisheries in gastronomy sessions and more. The conference will also feature pop-up stalls showcasing authentic Maldivian products and the skill of the talented local artisans.
To conclude the event, a gala dinner has been arranged for the storytellers, speakers, and VIP guests at the Crossroads Maldives Beach Club with live music and entertainment.
At the end of the conference, the winners of the social media competition will get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty, experiences, and hospitality of the Maldives. They can enjoy the best of what the Sunny Side of Life has to offer according to their preference.
Participants may enjoy experiences ranging from snorkelling with mantas and whale sharks to watersports, culinary tours, island-hopping, and sandbank picnics. The sideline experiences will be conducted at 8 different regions of the Maldives; Baa, Dhaalu, Laamu, Ari, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Gnaviyani, Seenu and Malé atolls, each with its distinctive features, activities and experiences.
Visit the competition page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.