Tourism Expo Japan is the largest travel fair in Japan targeted to enhance outbound and inbound travel of Japan of Japan by bringing together the combined strengths of the global tourism industry. Tourism Expo Japan presents numerous opportunities for destination promotion. It provides travel professionals an ideal platform for exchanging travel information. Furthermore, this fair inspires consumers by showcasing the facets of tourism industry. Last year the fair recorded 207,352 visitors. In addition, 1,441 companies and organizations from 136 countries exhibited in the fair last year.
The Japanese market is among the top markets to Maldives. In 2018, a total of 42,304 tourist arrivals were recorded from Japan which is an increase of 2.8% compared to 2017. As of March 2019, 11,163 Japanese tourists visited Maldives, this is an increase of 4.9% when compared to the same period in 2018.