Visit Maldives has appointed CornerSun Destination Marketing as U.S. agency of record effective April 08th 2021. 
Based in New York, CornerSun is a full-service destination marketing and communications consultancy specializing in working with national tourism boards and emerging destinations across the globe. Created specifically to support destinations seeking to enhance their tourism potential out of the North American market, the agency’s goal is to assist destinations and their stakeholders in finding ways to properly structure and benefit from developing a successful tourism strategy. 
The agency will be tasked with simplifying visibility and consideration for Maldives among North American travelers. Responsibilities for the agency include developing and activating a comprehensive public relations and marketing strategy inclusive of traditional media outreach, travel trade relations, and digital and social media marketing. 
In addition, Visit Maldives will be working closely with Cornersun in transforming the perception of Maldives from a solely luxury romance and honeymoon destination to a popular tourist destination that offers a plethora of other distinct travel experiences from nature, preservation, culture, cuisine and more. 
Managing Director Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed of the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation said, “We are so excited to partner with CornerSun in promoting the Maldives as a preferred luxury beach destination for discerning travelers across the globe, and in the North American market specifically, As the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era of travel, one that prioritizes remote, relaxed vacation experiences in nature-based settings, our destination is uniquely positioned to attract visitors who, perhaps, didn’t consider Maldives before. Given CornerSun’s deep knowledge and vast industry experience, we have full confidence in their ability to help us capture these new audiences and grow our tourism potential like never before.”
The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation is the government body mandated with the promotion of Maldives as a tourism destination. Its functions encompass a full spectrum of marketing and public relations activities with the ultimate goal of positioning and maintaining Maldives amongst the top travel destinations in the world. 
David DiGregorio, Managing Director, CornerSun Destination Marketing said, “Our team is very proud to be selected to lead the Maldives’ U.S. public relations and marketing efforts during such a pivotal time in the travel industry’s history, This collective pause in travel has allowed consumers the time and space to plan their vacations not based off what is trending or popular, but rather what will add the most meaning to their lives upon returning home. Maldives has a deeply special story to tell, one brimming with beauty, adventure and unimaginable fun, and we can’t wait for it to capture travelers’ hearts the way it has already captured ours.”

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