The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and representatives from tourism related companies in Maldives participated in Top Resa Travel Fair 2007. Top Resa which is held in Deauville from 26 to 28 September is the annual key travel trade fair in France. Top Resa brings together approximately 16,500 representatives of the travel and trade during the show.
Ten tourism related companies from the Maldives participated in the fair together with MTPB. The three day long fair attracted more than 16,000 people. This includes travel trade and press & media visitors
During the fair General information on destination Maldives and specific product information by the co – exhibitors were disseminated. The fair also facilitated networking among members of Maldivian delegations and French operators. In addition MTPB officials gave media interviews on new product developments.
France is the fourth largest generating market for Maldives. During the first half of 2007 Maldives welcomed 28,800 French visitors. This is an increase of 1.7% compared to the same period last year. A total of 43,627 visitors from France visited Maldives last year.