Maldives participated in the 20th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA 2007) held in Seoul from 7th to 10th June. Maldives won The Best Tourism Publicity Award during the fair.
KOTFA plays an important role in further strengthening the Korean market development efforts of Maldives. This year 2,734 participant exhibited in the KOTFA which received 8140 industry visitors and 77,826 public attendees. Maldives tourism sector was represented by 10 companies.
A dinner was hosted by MTPB to the top travel Agents and journalists with the industry participants on the 7th night at Coex Intercontinental hotel.
A total 16,157 Koreans visited Maldives last year which is a growth of 146.9% compared to 2005; 6,543 visitors. Korean market has a 2.8% market share arrivals up to April of this year and we expect total of 20,000 plus visitors this year.