Maldives beckons GCC travellers

DUBAI — A recent roadshow led by the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) proved a huge success, attracting over 95 of the region's top travel trade companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 14 Jun 2006, 10:01 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:21 PM

With 35 new islands up for resort development, the Maldives is set to grow as the destination of choice for GCC travellers.

The roadshow, supported by Qatar Airways, kicked off with a captive crowd at the Sheraton Creek Dubai, before moving on to Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi. The event will also travel to Riyadh, as part of the MTPB's initiative to increase in-bound tourism and build a solid GCC-wide tourism proposition.

"We were delighted with the overwhelming response to the roadshow — it serves to highlight the region's commitment and interest in the Maldives," said Mohamed Adam, Assistant Director, MTPB, who headed the event alongside Najumulla Shareef, Assistant Marketing Officer, MTPB and representatives from Crown Tours and Capital Travel and Tours.

Adam further explained that "with exciting expansion plans on the horizon and daily flights available, the roadshow has really helped to highlight the fact that the Maldives is a prime destination for the GCC traveller. Whether you are looking to travel on a short luxury break or splash out on a no expenses spared getaway, the region has a complete range of resorts to offer."

The idyllic island location, with its pristine sandy beaches and tropical palm trees, is the perfect getaway from the frenetic pace of the GCC region. A mere four hour flight away, the Maldives is a convenient choice for a weekend retreat or a longer luxury break.

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