The Maldives has been chosen as the World’s Most Romantic Destination in the 17th Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final, held at Grosvenor House hotel in London on Sunday, 7 November 2010. Maldives won this award after successfully competing against world famous destinations such as Bali, Hawaii, Mauritius, New York City, Paris, Seychelles, Tuscany of Italy and Venice.
The State Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture received the award on behalf of the Maldives.
Maldives was also nominated as World's Leading Beach Destination, World's Leading Cruise Destination, World's Leading Destination, World's Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s Leading Island Destination. In addition Maldives Tourism Promotion Board was nominated in the World’s Leading Tourist Board category.
Maldives also won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination Awards in the regional ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 7th July 2010. During this ceremony Maldives Tourism industry won awards in many categories.
Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is recognised globally as the ultimate travel accolade.
The World Travel award Grand Final marked the climax of a year-long search to find the very best travel companies in the world, and is based on the winners and nominations of the regional categories which were held in Dubai, Johannesburg, Antalya, Delhi and Jamaica.
This year’s nominations featured 5,000 companies in 1,000 categories across 162 countries. The winners were selected by 183,000 travel professionals which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe who casted the votes online.
World Travel Awards was established 17 years ago and is committed to raising the standards of customer service and overall business performance throughout the international industry. Consumers are increasingly using the list of winners as a reliable guide and means of reassurance when choosing their holiday.
For more information, please contact:
Aminath Hudha, Senioor Marketing Officer
Maldives Tourism Promotion Board
Telephone: +960 332 3228
Facsimile: +960 332 3229