Kaimoo Hotels sign up as Maldives Hospitality Partner for SATA 2018

Kaimoo Hotels has confirmed to be the official Hospitality Partner in Maldives for the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018.

As the Hospitality Partner, one of the hotels managed by Kaimoo will host nominee evaluations in June.

During June and July, SATA will conduct evaluation sessions in Male, Colombo, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kathmandu and Paro. A panel of experts will be chosen from each destination for the judging process.

Nominations for the third edition of SATA, which consists of 36 categories in 10 segments, closed earlier this month with a record 500 plus nominations.

Online voting is ongoing, and will be carried out via the official website till June 30.

This year’s edition of SATA is scheduled to take place in India’s commercial capital Mumbai in September.

Launched in 2016 by Maldives-based event management company Highrise, SATA has been endorsed by regional tourism authorities and organisations, including the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka (FCCISL), Colombo Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), Confederation of Associated Tour Operators (India), Association of Travel Agents (ATA) Maldives, Association of Travel and Tour Operators India (ATTOI), Association of Professionals in Tourism (APT, India), Kerala Hotel General Managers Club (KHGMC), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Liveaboard Association of Maldives (LAM).

SATA is the first ever regional travel awards endorsed by multi national associations, providing the tourism sector of the South Asian region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. It aims to encourage and raise service standards in the region’s tourism industry.

The awards’ first edition, which wrapped up with a gala ceremony at the iconic Mount Lavinia Hotel in Sri Lanka, saw an overwhelming support with more than 260 nominations. Major travel media organisations, including Maldives Insider, Asian Traveller, Asian Geographic, Asian Diver and Floating Asia were appointed as media partners of SATA 2016.

More than 414 nominations from the Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal were received for the 39 categories included in the 2017 edition of SATA, which took place at the southernmost Maldives atoll of Addu in October.

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