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ITB Berlin 2016 was officially opened by the Maldives Minister of Tourism, Mr. Moosa Zameer

ITB Berlin 2016 officially being opened by the Maldives Minister of Tourism, Mr. Moosa Zameer
The biggest travel trade fair in the world, ITB Berlin, was officially opened on Wednesday 9th March, 2016 at the Maldives stand. This year, ITB Berlin celebrated its 50th anniversary and Visit Maldives was the official partner country of the fair. The Minister of Tourism for the Maldives, Mr.Moosa Zameer, alongside the Secretary General of UNWTO World Tourism Organisation, Mr.Taleb Rifai, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the exhibition. This marked the start of the Opening Ceremony, followed by the ITB Convention at the Berlin City Cube.

To further celebrate the prominence of the tourism industry in the Maldives, Visit Maldives hosted a “Maldivian Night” on the evening of Wednesday 9th March, dedicated to the industry stakeholders, trade partners and exhibiting companies in Berlin. Hosted at the Wasserwerk, Hohenzollerndamm, a historic dining hall in Bundesallee, Berlin, this special event was attended by more than 600 individuals, including a number of industry invitees, trade partners, media representatives and government representatives from the Maldives.  

To start off the evening, guests were welcomed with a special drinks service accompanied by a live music band, followed by the Maldives Minister of Tourism, Mr. Moosa Zameer, addressing all with a welcome speech and a promotional video of the destination. Before and during a buffet dinner, cultural Maldivian performances took place for the guests to enjoy, including ‘Boduberu’, a traditional Maldivian style of music performed by a group of singers.

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