• Maldives triumphs at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean event

    Ramesh Tiwari
    July 13, 2017
    Maldives triumphs at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean event

    TravelBizNews Online —

    Male : Maldives has been recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017.

    Hosted by the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, the prestigious event was attended by hospitality leaders from across the region.

    Also celebrating was Seychelles – hailed the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Port.

    Mauritius Tourism scooped the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.

    In the airline categories, Air Seychelles was voted Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline and Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Business Class, while Air Mauritius was the recipient of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class award. Trans Maldivian Airways walked away with the trophy for Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator.

    The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort won the award for Indian Ocean’s Leading Island Resort and Sun Siyam Iru Sushi was named Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort. Jumeirah Vittaveli took the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa while Baros Maldives was recognised as Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort.

    Also among the winners was Royal Caribbean International -hailed the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Line for the second year.

    Sri Lanka – the guest nation – was awarded Asia’s Leading Destination and Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination, while the Hilton Colombo scooped the awards for Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel and the Movenpick Colombo was voted Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel.

    Partners for the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 included TV5 Monde, Maldives Tourism, Sun Siyam Resorts, Aeroflot, Dhiraagu and Coca Cola.

    World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

    Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

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