On the morning of May 11, 2023, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) had an exclusive media meeting to let the local media know about the "Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023." The event is scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 2, 2023. The media meeting provided local journalists with the chance to learn more about the conference, the chosen participants, and the special experiences that lie in store for them.
Those who would attend the Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference in 2023 were chosen through a social media contest that took place between February 25 and March 27, 2023. To answer the question "What is your dream vacation in the Maldives?" on their Instagram/Facebook accounts and submit it to the storytellers' conference website, Visit Maldives invited content creators, bloggers, influencers, journalists, travel writers, and media professionals from all over the world to participate. A judging panel chose the 50 winners, who come from over 20 different countries and ethnic groups. There are also 3 Maldivians among the winners. They received conference invitations as well as three days and two nights of real experiences in eight different Maldives regions.
The Redefining MICE idea will be used to design the Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023, which will take place in a laid-back setting on the beach at Crossroads Maldives. The conference includes engaging panel discussions with well-known international storytellers on timely and popular subjects like sustainable tourism initiatives. The conference offers breakout sessions where attendees can participate and learn about topics such as sustainable tourism, Maldivian culture and history, Maldives fisheries, and more.
Pop-up booths showcasing genuine Maldivian products and the talent of skilled local artisans will also be present at the conference. For the storytellers, lecturers, and VIP guests, a gala meal with live music and other amenities has been planned at the Crossroads Maldives Beach Club.
The social media competition winners will have the exceptional chance to experience the Maldives' natural splendor, cultural offerings, and warm hospitality after the conference. Participants can take part in activities like snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks, as well as water sports, food tours, island hopping, and even picnics on sandbars.
The sideline adventures will take place on eight different Maldivian atolls: Raa Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Laamu Atoll, Ari Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, Gnaviyani Atoll, Kaafu Atoll, and Seenu Atoll. Each atoll has its own unique features, activities, and experiences.
The Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023 is the result of more than two years of planning, according to Thoyyib Mohamed, CEO & MD of Visit Maldives, who expressed his excitement about the event. "I am appreciative to our corporate sponsors and partners, and I am thrilled that the first event of this scope will be conducted in the Maldives. The country's tourism business will profit handsomely from this summit. We are eager to present the world with the best that the Maldives has to offer.
The 50 chosen participants and other invited professionals can look forward to an entertaining and educational experience at the Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference in 2023. The conference is positioned to promote the Maldives as a travel destination as well as the various tourism niches, goods, and distinctive experiences offered on the Sunny Side of Life. The sideline experiences will offer a special chance to highlight the diversity of the Maldives' regions while opening doors for local tourist SMEs in those areas. The event is anticipated to be a boost to the Maldives' tourism sector, and Visit Maldives is thrilled to introduce the Sunny Side of Life to the rest of the globe.