Seoul, 11 June 2006 – Maldives has received The Best Tourism Publicity Award by the Korean Tourism Association at the 19th Korea World Travel Fair held in Seoul from 8 to 11 June 2006.
The Maldives exhibited at this fair as part of MTPB’s initiative to increase in-bound tourism from South Korea and to build solid partnerships with the Korean travel trade companies.
The secluded nature of the Maldives, with its unique coral coral islands and crystal clear waters accompanied by its world class services make it a demanding long haul island destination for the expanding South Korean outbound leisure market.
The Maldives welcomed 4,948 South Korean visitors from January to May this year. This is an increase of 25 percent compared to the same period of 2004.