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World Travel Market

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World Travel Market

World Travel Market hits the Excel centre in London this week and the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board always has a big stand with lots of reps from the resort companies. I always stop by and am going on Tuesday.

Any chance any one on the Forum is going? Richard?

Any questions you want me to ask the resort management or the MTPB?



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When do they plan on encouraging lower pricing and lobbying the government to scrap GST would be good. thanks Bruce....


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Hello Bruce

Yes I will be there on the Monday. I generally steer clear of the Maldives stand as it is often only manned by staff from the Male agencies rather than resort staff - however this year has seen a bit of a change with islands asking us to meet their guys on the stand - much more useful.

Also looking to say hello to the guys from Scaevola who are now running Atoll Explorer.


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Hi Richard, it will be a pleasure to see you Monday. 10:30am would be good for me! See you then. Michelle

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I would be interested to hear about how they see the evolution of Maldives tourism ie is it all artificial islands, dolphin parks, golf courses and five or six star resorts or is there room in the projections for three or four star resorts, natural islands etc. if so, where will these manifest themselves?

Where do they see their main customer base coming from ie Western Europe or Asia PAC and how does impact how they market them selves?

How much does the politics impact on what they do and how changeable is it based on the government of the moment?

Not sure you would want to ask any of these questions, but the answers would be interesting, especially as a non travel agent asking ( sorry Richard but you and they both have a vested financial interest here, which will govern the relationship, how you ask and how they respond, even with the best intentions).

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