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  • Sep 2022
  • September 10, 2022
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Another precious appreciation too reaches the most deserving hands. The Maldives rightly wins "Best Island In Asia" accolade at Travel Leisure 2022 World's Best Awards, credits go to the collective enterprise of all the beach island properties in the archipelago that presented the best mid-ocean getaway experience before the world retaining the purity of nature that hosted them.

Established way back, as much as 50 years ago, Travel And Leisure is a unique travel media brand in the world in its own class, which guides and inspires most-distinguished globe-trotters anywhere around the world. Covering a whole spectrum of food, wine, fashion, hotels, cruises, beaches, cities, and sporting, this popular travel media brand reaches over 16 million travelers every month.

Needless to say, The Travel + Leisure Global Vision Awards, which acknowledges the performance in the diverse fields of travel and hospitality, is the true testimony to performance and excellence of destinations, organizations, and properties in the sphere around the world. While mere mention from Travel + Leisure Global Vision Awards means a world, this appreciation as the best island destination in Asia lends credence to the quality of the Maldives as the best beach destination in all the world.

At a grand award ceremony held by Travel and Leisure at Dante Seaport, New York City, USA, on 20th July 2022, Thilmeeza Hussein, Maldives Ambassador to the United States of America, received the award, “Best Island Destination in Asia, on behalf of the whole Maldives. When a joint enterprise of various hospitality groups from different corners of the world and the Maldives itself brings this appreciation home, this secluded archipelagic country has to tell a story of adaptation, cooperation, and friendship.

Commenting on this proud moment of being selected as the best island destination in the world, Thoyyib Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives), rightly complimented all state agencies, local and international partners, hospitality groups, investors, and the country itself on making this triumph possible.

“Every award we win is an achievement for the whole nation, it is the result of the hard work, dedication and the commitment of the government? state agencies, tourism sector stakeholders, local and international partners, and tourism sector stakeholders. The work to promote the destination and to welcome many visitors to the country needs continuous and collective effort. We will always face challenges, and as a destination, we will continue to find ways to stay ahead of our competition, ensuring all the while we offer the best of the best to everyone who visits the Maldives.”

Accolades and recognitions are not something new to the Maldives. During its 50+ years’ tourism history, the Maldives has grabbed a whole lot of awards and rewards. The Maldives always considers itself lucky for two reasons. First, the country has inherently been blessed with a stupendous nature. Its white sand shore beach islands and sparkling lagoon surroundings are truly a gem.

Secondly, the Maldives got to welcome the best hospitality groups and investors from all around the world, who generously joined hands with this country to achieve what it is achieving today. At present, the Maldives has a collection of 100+ beach resort destinations in different categories. It has private beach island resorts, local island guest houses, city hotels, homestays, and liveaboard safari vessels.

Considering this ongoing year, the Maldives has won 4 remarkable awards, including Most Preferred Tourist Destination 2021 and Best Marketing Initiative of the year for the “Redefining MICE” campaign at Global MICE Congress & Awards 2022, Best Stand Design and Decoration at OTM, Mumbai, and Best Stand Feature at WTM Africa 2022. By the time 2022 concludes, there will be more to its name. Moreover, the Maldives individual properties are commonplace winners at various foremost travel fairs around the globe.

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