Prestigious awards for Maldives at World Travel Awards 2016
Maldives wins the prestigious position of the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination at the 23rd edition of the Annual World Travel Awards; Africa and Indian Ocean held on 9th April evening in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Maldives once again secured the prestigious position as the Indian Ocean’s leading Destination after having won the title also in 2015 after fierce competition with Indian Ocean’s top tourist destinations including Seychelles and Mauritius.
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s”
the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. It was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. The Indian Ocean category was introduced in 2003.
Since then, the Maldives had won prestigious positions in various categories over the years. 2016 Award series is yet again another tremendous year for the Maldives as a tourist destination. Being a winner of most awards in the most prestigious categories truly bench marks the destination profiling at the highest level. One of the main events of Visit Maldives Year 2016 includes the Maldives hosting the World Travel Awards Grand Finale of 2016.
The winning categories for Maldives in 2016 are;
- Indian Ocean's Leading Destination
- Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Destination
- Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Destination
- Indian Ocean's Leading Honeymoon Destination
- Winning Other Winning categories for Maldivian Tourism Industry
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport – Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Resort – Constance Moosfushi
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort – The Sun Siyam Iru fushi
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite – Royal Island Suite @ JA Manafaru
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel – Hulhule Island Hotel
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Water Villa – Ocean Pavillion @ PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi
- Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel – Kurumba Maldives
- Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort – aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator – Trans Maldivian Airways
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency – Vermillion International Maldives
- Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort – Baros Maldives