Maldives Sweeps Away Major Awards at World Travel Awards 2011

Maldives Promotion House – During the 18th World Travel Awards, the biggest Travel event of the year, Maldives scooped some nine prestigious trophies and got on the top of the Indian Ocean Winners List. Competing for 22 awards against Mauritius, Seychelles, La Reunion and Madagascar, Maldives took away most of the awards in the category.

Vermillion International Maldives was granted Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency Award for the second time. Maldives was selected as Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, both for the second time in a row. Cocoa Island Maldives was selected as Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel and Soneva Gili by Six Senses won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort Award, both of the resorts also won the award in 2010.

Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa took away the Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort Award, which they also won during the 2010 awards. Maldives has won this award eight times and for the past three years in a row. Ayada Maldives won Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort Award, one of the newest awards at World Travel Awards. Baros Residence, Baros Maldives was awarded Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa, twice in a row, and Adaaran Prestige Resorts was awarded Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Group for the third time in a row.

Among the best of Maldives, Kurumba Maldives was selected as Maldives’ Leading Hotel and W Retreat & Spa Maldives won Maldives’ Leading Lifestyle Resort Award. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort was Soneva Gili by Six Senses and Maldives’ Leading New Resort was Ayada Maldives.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives won as Maldives’ Leading Resort and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island won as Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort. The Leading Villa Award went to Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, while Maldives’ Leading Water Villas Award was taken away by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

Established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards use thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe. Over the recent few years winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product can achieve.

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