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.
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.