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1st virtual reality Marianas images at Shanghai travel fair

(MVA) —  The Marianas Visitors Authority joined tourism partners Brighten Travel (formerly Dynasty Holidays), Century Tours, and Top Development Inc. at the 2018 Shanghai World Travel Fair on May 24-27, 2018, placing the Marianas before over 50,000 visitors to the fair.

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Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion is interviewed by media at the Shanghai World Travel Fair in China.
Virtual reality images of the Marianas were featured for the first time in China at the Shanghai World Travel Fair.
The Marianas Visitors Authority, Brighten Travel, Century Tours, and Top Development Inc. jointly promoted the Marianas at the Shanghai World Travel Fair in China.  MVA photos

MVA joined 230 exhibitors from 53 other countries and regions, which was also joined by 370 travel trade industry buyers, 11,925 travel trade visitors, and 43,820 members of the public, according to fair organizers.

In addition to have an informational booth to meet with buyers and the public, answer questions, and distribute promotional material, MVA also offered virtual reality sightseeing of the Marianas for the first time at an exhibition in China.

“This is the second largest travel show in Shanghai and having the Marianas present at this important event is critical for brand awareness and destination familiarity,” said MVA Managing  Director  Christopher A.  Concepcion.    “The  Shanghai  region  presents  enormous opportunities for the Marianas as it is considered the economic and financial center of China. We thank our partners for joining our booth this year.  As MVA strives to promote the Marianas abroad, we will continue to participate in travel trade shows and other industry forums that allow us to advertise our islands to the world.”

The Marianas also received media coverage through Concepcion’s interview with Shanghai Interactive Television Co., the largest digital cable network content integrator in China; iQIYI, one of the largest online video sites in China with over 500 million monthly active users; trade magazines Sohu Travel and HuiZhong Travel.