The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), also known as Visit Maldives, has launched a social media competition to select 50+ participants for its upcoming event, the Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023. The competition will be open from 27th February to 25th March 2023.
The Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023 is set to be the largest gathering of travel writers, journalists, bloggers, influencers, and media experts in the Maldives in 2023. Participants will be invited to experience and explore the island nation and express their thoughts through videos, photos, articles, and social media posts.
The conference will be held from May 30th to June 2nd, 2023, at the beach at Crossroads Maldives, under the 'Redefining MICE' concept, and will feature discussions on sustainable tourism, the role of social media in marketing promotions, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in breakout sessions where they can learn about Maldivian culture, heritage, and fisheries in gastronomy sessions, among others.
Attendees at the conference will be able to enjoy pop-up stalls from leading artists in the Maldives, showcasing authentic Maldivian products and the skill of talented local artisans. The event will conclude with a gala dinner for the storytellers, speakers, and VIP guests at the Crossroads Maldives Beach Club, featuring live music and more.
The winners of the social media competition will get the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty, experiences, and hospitality of the Maldives. Participants may enjoy experiences ranging from snorkeling with mantas and whale sharks to watersports, culinary tours, island-hopping, and even sandbank picnics. The sideline experiences will be conducted at eight different regions of the Maldives, each with its distinctive features, activities, and experiences.
To enter the social media competition, participants are required to create a unique piece of content showcasing their content creation skills while answering the question "What is your dream vacation in the Maldives?" on their social media accounts (Facebook or Instagram, or both!). Applicants must then fill in and submit the application form on the Visit Maldives website, following the guidelines provided.
All 50+ winners of the competition will be invited to attend the Visit Maldives Storytellers' Conference 2023, along with three days and two nights of authentic experiences in eight unique regions of the Maldives. All tickets, including international flights, domestic transfers, accommodations, and meals, will be provided on an FOC basis.