The Maldives Partners With CNN to Promote Sustainable Initiatives

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) has signed an advertising and branded-content partnership agreement with CNN International Commercial to promote sustainable initiatives from the Maldives. The signing ceremony was held at MMPRC headquarters on February 28, 2023. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of MMPRC, Thoyyib Mohamed, and Abhijeet Dhar, director-sales, CNN International Commercial. The global campaign will be held from May-June 2023.

This campaign will present a unique side to the Maldives by highlighting the local and grassroots projects that preserve the natural beauty and environmental biodiversity of the Maldivian isles. Through this, CNN will highlight how the Maldives caters to a new wave of environmentally-conscious travelers. From recycled resort interiors to volunteer-based conservation programs and community appreciation, the campaign will highlight Maldivians leading the path of sustainable tourism and cultural preservation in the Maldives.

Speaking about the partnership, Thoyyib said that the Maldives is leading the way in sustainable tourism, and it is time that we promote and highlight the locals at the forefront of these initiatives to a large global audience.

Dhar also spoke regarding the partnership, stating that the Maldives continues to impress the world with its innovative and indigenous techniques employed to preserve the natural beauty of the islands. He further noted that CNN’s compelling storytelling and engaging branded content can play an important role in highlighting the Maldives as a sustainable destination among environmentally conscious travelers.

Throughout this campaign, CNN will circulate dedicated content on digital and broadcast mediums under the theme “The Journey Matters in 2023”. This will include articles, videos, commercials and social media posts which will have a mass global reach.

This is the fourth time MMPRC is teaming up with CNN to promote the Maldives. Three successful campaigns were conducted during the pandemic to maintain destination presence in the global market. CNN’s immersive content with strong storytelling elements continue to provide a holistic overview of the Maldives to international travelers.

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