The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has announced the successful conclusion of the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023. The event took place on Tuesday (30 May) at Crossroads Maldives.
The conference brought together over 70 content creators, journalists, bloggers, and industry professionals from around the world to celebrate the beauty of storytelling.
“Participants had the opportunity to connect with the local culture, explore breathtaking landscapes, and understand how to create compelling narratives that showcase the true essence of a destination,” the MMPRC said.
Throughout the event, attendees were engaged in a series of insightful panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking sessions led by renowned experts in the field. These sessions delved into various topics such as sustainable tourism, responsible travel, cultural preservation, and the power of storytelling to inspire and promote destinations.
“We are thrilled to have successfully concluded the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023,” said Thoyyib Mohamed, the CEO & Managing Director of MMPRC.
“This event has been a remarkable platform for travel enthusiasts and industry professionals to come together and immerse themselves in the extraordinary beauty of the Maldives. We are excited to see the captivating stories, photos, and videos that will be shared by our participants with the world as they ‘weave their Maldivian stories’.”
Participants also had the opportunity to take part in three breakout sessions to learn about Maldivian culture, gastronomy or sustainability initiatives; Sail the Seas of Time: Thousands of Years of Maldivian History, From the Sea to the Skillet, as well as Healing the Earth to learn about sustainable initiatives in the Maldives tourism industry. Participants also took part in a workshop before taking part in coral propagation and snorkelling.
As the conference day came to a close, the participants embarked on their trips to eight unique regions of Maldives; Raa Atoll, Laamu Atoll, Ari Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu Atolls, Kaafu Atoll, Addu Atoll, and Fuvahmulah. As part of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders and engage in exciting activities for three days to create unforgettable stories to share with the world.
“The Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023 marks a significant milestone in promoting Maldives as a top-tier tourist destination, showcasing its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life, and rich cultural heritage,” the MMPRC said.
“By leveraging the power of storytelling, the conference aims to inspire travellers worldwide and invite them to experience the unmatched beauty and hospitality of the Maldives. One of the major aims of the conference is to position the country beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea while increasing awareness of our MICE and sustainable tourism segments among influencers, bloggers and travel writers.”