Maldives…the sunny side of life has been titled as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination at the 24th Annual Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) held last evening at the beautiful five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives.
In addition to the Destination awards, the Maldives won awards in a staggering 36 categories. Industry stakeholders from across Resorts, Hotels, Travel Agencies, Seaplane operator and Airport were the recipients of these awards.
Hospitality leaders from across the globe were presented during the colourful ceremony held in recognition of the best travel destinations of 2017. WTA is reputed as the Oscar’s of the Travel Industry. Established in 1993, it is widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry among industry leaders, governments, luminaries international print and broadcast media.
The Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Maldives Deputy Minister of Tourism Mr. Hussain Lirar said, “Maldives Ministry of Tourism is thrilled to have won these prestigious awards. Maldives and World Travel Awards share a lot of common values. Most importantly we both celebrate excellence in hospitality and the highest level of service to visitors.”
Last year the award ceremony was held successfully at the five-star luxury retreat Sun Siyam Iru fushi, Maldives.