A news team from China and South Korea paid a visit to the Maldives, as part of an initiative to promote Maldivian tourism on a global scale.
According to Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), the team visited the country on its invitation, adding that this was one of a handful of promotional activities that were set for this year. It was noteworthy that MMPRC earlier invited a news team from France and other European countries.
The South Korean news team consists of correspondents from popular magazines such as Style Magazine, Ab-road Magazine and The BC Magazine. The have made stops at Kandima Maldives, Taj Exotica and Samaa Islands during their visit from July 10 to 16.
Meanwhile, the Chinese team will spend six days on their travels to Grand Park Kohdhipparu, Shangri-la Villingili Resort and Velassaru Maldives Resort, before wrapping up on July 21. This team also comprises of correspondents from its local-based as well as international magazines.
During their trip, the teams will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the Maldivian culture, cuisines and underwater beauty. They will also be publishing those experiences on their respective magazines.
It is noteworthy that China is the leading source of tourists to the Maldives, taking about 15 percent of the sector. Statistics from the first five months of 2019 showed that 116,282 tourists to the Maldives came from China alone.
Korea is ranked 12th on the list of tourist arrivals to the Maldives.
MMPRC expressed optimism that these visits would boost the Maldives advertisement reputation to the international platform.