The 2008 World Travel Awards announces nominees for Indian Ocean

Friday, 25 April 2008 23:14

The 2008 World Travel Awards announces nominees for Indian Ocean. The destination Maldives together with the Maldives resorts and companies have been nominated in the 15th World Travel Awards regional ceremony to be held in Abu Dhabi during October 2008. This year’s nominees for the Indian Ocean have been announced in the World Travel Awards website where by the nominees will be given awards based on the voting’s by travel agents worldwide. The Maldives has the highest number of nominees in the Indian Ocean category, where 20 Maldives resorts and companies are competing in 10 categories.


The Maldives has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, whilst The Male’ International Airport has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport. In addition to the above, the following resorts and companies have been nominated:

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel category:
Dhoni Mighili (Dhoni Mighili, Maldives)
Maafushi (The Rania Experience, Maldives)

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort category:
Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort category:
Angsana Resort & Spa, Maldives
Banyan Tree Maldives, Vabbinfaru
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel category:
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
Soneva Gili, Maldives
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort category:
Coco Palm, Dhuni Kolhu
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Kurumba, Maldives
Soneva Gili, Maldives
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort category:
Baros, Maldives
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Spa & Resort & Marina, Maldives
Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

-Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency category:
Go Maldives
Vermillion International

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars", the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. The winners of the World Travel Awards are based on thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe.

The voting for this year’s Indian Ocean Awards is open until 21st July 2008. Votes can be casted by registering and logging into the voting system available at www.worldtravelawards.com.
Last year Maldives won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destinations Award and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destinations Award. MTPB also won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist and Visitor Bureau Award and Maldives Tourism industry won awards in many categories.


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