Maldives to Host Travel Oscars in 2013

Maldives Promotion House – Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has confirmed that Maldives will host World Travel Awards (WTA) Indian Ocean event in 2013. Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mohamed Maleeh Jamal said “Maldives travel industry has won numerous accolades at WTA in the past and it gives us great pride to host event in 2013”, he added “We are planning on details for the event venue and other details”.

The heavyweights of Asia and Indian Ocean travel and hospitality are expected to attend the grand event which will include a red-carpet ceremony and a gala dinner as well as presentation of the coveted awards in May 2013. This will mark the first ever WTA ceremony to be hosted in Maldives.

WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry, and is now regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.

In the past Maldives as a destination has won the following awards at WTA. Individual hotels and companies has won numerous other awards at WTA.

  • 2011 World’s Most Romantic Destination
  • 2011 Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2011 Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination
  • 2010 World’s Most Romantic Destination
  • 2010 Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2010 Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination
  • 2009 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • 2008 World’s Leading Island Destination
  • 2008 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • 2007 World’s Most Romantic Destination
  • 2007 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • 2007 Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination
  • 2006 World’s Leading Dive Destination
  • 2006 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • 2005 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • 2003 World’s Leading Beach
  • 2003 Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
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