Maldives Sweeps Four Categories of World Travel Awards at ATM2024

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The Maldives has clinched four prestigious awards at the World Travel Awards, held within the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) proudly announced that the Maldives won four categories within the Indian Ocean segment.

They are:

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– Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2024

– Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2024

– Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Destination 2024

– Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2024

While accepting the award, Minister of Tourism Ibrahim Faisal stated that the Maldives’ vision extends beyond luxury. “We recognize the importance of striking a balance between economic growth and environmental responsibility. Sustainability is not just a buzzword for us; it is a core principle that guides our development,” he said.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards stand as a beacon of excellence in the realm of travel and tourism, recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievements across various facets of the industry.

High-level representatives from the Maldives attended the awards ceremony, including the Minister of Tourism Ibrahim Faisal, Chairperson of the MMPRC Board Ayesha Nurain Janah, MMPRC CEO & MD Fathmath Thaufeeq and Advisor to the President on Tourism Development Mohamed Khaleel.

Since introducing the Indian Ocean category in the World Travel Awards in 2003, the Maldives has consistently demonstrated remarkable success. The Maldives has clinched the Leading Destination title 17 times, Leading Honeymoon Destination 6 times, and Leading Dive Destination an impressive nine times. Notably, 2024 marks the Maldives’ debut as a Green Destination.

MMPRC, in collaboration with 123 travel and tourism establishments and 253 representatives, is currently showcasing the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ at the Arabian Travel Market 2024. From 6th to 9th May 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Center, this prestigious event serves as a cornerstone platform for the global travel and tourism community.

With its theme, “Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship,” ATM 2024 aims to empower industry professionals to harness the power of innovation and drive sustainable growth within the sector. 

Visitors to the Maldives stand at ATM 2024 can expect an immersive experience featuring insightful media interviews, breathtaking 360-degree videos showcasing the Maldives’ natural beauty, and captivating cultural performances. 

The “Maldives Media Meet” press conference will provide leading media representatives with the latest destination updates, further enhancing the Maldives’ presence at the fair.

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