Maldives resorts and travel agents head to Arabian Travel Market

The Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the largest annual travel fair aimed at Arab travel agents, held in Dubai until May 4.

The fair includes 21,000 square metres of floor space hosting over 2,400 exhibitors from around the world.

The Maldives has registered a 77.8 percent increase in tourist arrivals from the Middle East region in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, while some traditional markets have shown signs of recovery. The MMPRC has remarked on a particular increase in travellers from Saudi Arabia.

Sixteen resorts from the Maldives and 17 travel agents are participating the ATM fair, the MMPRC noted.