San marino makes atm debut
The Republic of San Marino showcased its unique attractions and heritage in the UAE during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) and confirmed the themes of the republic’s participation at the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020. Minister for Tourism and Expo, Federico Pedini Amati, and Commissioner General of San Marino to Expo 2020 Dubai, Mauro Maiani were also present.
As the country gears up to be at the Expo Dubai, San Marino positions itself as a must-see tourist destination nestled within Italy and easily accessible via key airports such as Rome and Bologna. San Marino is located in Northern Italy and is an independent country founded more than 1,700 years ago with a territory of 24 sq miles and 33,000 inhabitants.
Minister for Tourism and Expo of the Republic of San Marino, Federico Pedini Amati said, "We are delighted to be part of the Arabian Travel Market and share new developments for tourism and highlight our participation at Dubai Expo as we work together to help rebuild trust in travel and showcase our country's appeal to potential visitors around the globe. This ATM is a great opportunity to highlight our country's strengths and offer a short glimpse into our culture and our common interests. We are also keen for visitors to see a piece of San Marino in the UAE as we have a unique Fibula – a brooch in form of an eagle currently exhibited at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
During the presentation, the Ambassador to the UAE and Commissioner General Expo 2020, Mauro Maiani unveiled the main theme and title of the San Marino Pavilion at the Expo located in the Opportunity area. The Pavilion will be dedicated to the replica of the "Treasure of Domagnano" found in San Marino in late 1800. The most important piece of the treasure, the fibula is now at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The pavilion will also tell the History and tradition of the country as well as its modern economic system based on tourism but also in innovative companies. The national day of San Marino at Expo 2020 will be on 10 December 2021.Ambassador to the UAE and Commissioner General Expo 2020, Mauro Maiani said, "We are keen to present our country as a destination for different types of travellers. Tourists can enjoy the classical Italian tourism tour, attend cultural and festival events that we organize mainly during summertime and we cater to the wedding tourism industry as well. San Marino is also a shopping destination with its old town full of stores and the brand-new San Marino Outlet Experience, one of the biggest Italian fashion outlet malls in Northern Italy, opening on June 24."