Tourism minister to attend MITT 2009

Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:17

Tourism Minister Dr. Ahmed Ali Sawaad has departed for Russia to attend the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Fair (MITT). Moscow International Travel and Tourism show is held at Expocentr, one of the largest exhibition complexes in Russia from 18 to 21 March.

Tourism minister during the visit is expected to meet travel agents and discuss ways further exploring the Russian market.

Minister Sawaadh will also hold a news conference on Thursday 19 March, aimed at Russian travel trade and media. During the conference, the minister will highlight Maldives tourism and government plans for further development of tourism in Maldives. He is also expected to hold discussions with his Russian counterpart Alexander Idrisov on 20 March.

MITT fair this year is being attended by 49 officials from 30 companies operating in Maldives tourism industry. MITT 2008 was attended by over 92 000 visitors attended including 63 000 trade professionals.

This year the Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition is celebrating its 15th anniversary as the largest travel industry event in Russia.

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