SATA 2017 Gala Dinner and Awards concludes, with Maldives receiving 24 Awards


One of the most prestigious tourism awards in South Asia region, South Asian Travel Awards (SATA), the 2017 edition of which was held in Equator Village, Addu City, concluded the awards and Gala Dinner on the night of October 28th.

For this year’s awards, a total of 450 service providers from the hospitality industry were nominated for 40 categories. The participating companies and organizations were from India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan.

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The host nation of Maldives received 24 awards and also received Visitors Choice Awards including leading beach destination, leading dive destination and leading honeymoon destination. Repeating participants of the awards, India and Sri Lanka received 7 awards and 4 awards respectively.

Regional Awards Received by Maldives

Leading Airport Hotel: Hulhule Island Hotel

Leading Wellness and Spa Brand: Araamu Spa

Leading Surf Hotels: Cinnamon Dhonveli

Leading All Inclusive Hotel and Brand: Lux Maldives

Leading Wellness and Spa: Jumeirah Vittaveli

Leading Adventure Sports Service Provider: Q Adventures

Leading Activity Water Sports Centre: Best Dive Maldives

Leading Tour Operator: Inner Maldives Holidays

Leading Domestic Tourist Transport Provider (Air): Maldivian

Leading PSA Service Provide: Voyagers Maldives

Leading GSA Service Provider: ACE Hardware

Leading Liveaboard Brand: Voyagers Maldives

Leading Liveaboard: Scuba Spa Young

Leading Travel Agent: Voyagers Maldives

Leading Dive Centre: Dive Ocean

Leading Boutique Hotel and Resorts: Amilla Fushi

Leading Guesthouse Tourist Inn: Reveries Diving

Leading Dive Hotel: Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Leading Family Hotel and Resort: Sun Island Resorts and Spa

Leading Luxury Hotel and Resorts: Soneva Jani

Leading Romantic Hotel: Jumeirah Vittaveli

Leading Designer Hotel and Resorts: Cocoon Maldives

Leading Beach Hotel and Resorts: Summer Islands

Leading Market Hotel and Resort Brand: Adaaran Resorts

The ceremony which was made lively with Boduberu and other traditional activities from Maldives was a successful affair.

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