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Maldives Scores Numerous Titles at World Travel Awards 2020

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The Maldives has scored numerous titles at World Travel Awards 2020 after a fierce competition with Mauritius and Seychelles.

The Maldives has scored numerous titles at World Travel Awards 2020. The winners of World travel awards Indian Ocean category was announced on 10th November 2020. Thus, revealing a huge success for the island nation. The World Travel Awards also honoured the best resorts in the Maldives as well.

Most notably, the Maldives has won; Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, and Indian Ocean’s Leading cruise destination this year. The Maldives is on a winning streak, grabbing the Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination title without a drop since 2013. Meanwhile, island archipelago has claimed Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination award for the past 5 consecutive years as well.

Awards won by Maldives (and Resorts in the Maldives) in the ‘Indian Ocean’ Category

1. Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020: Maldives
2. Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020: Naladhu Private Island Maldives
3. Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination: 2020: Maldives
4. Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2020: Maldives
5. Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2020: Maldives
6. Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Resort 2020: Constance Moofushi, Maldives
7. Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort 2020: Kurumba Maldives
8. Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort 2020: Reethi Faru Resort, Maldives
9. Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort 2020: JA Manafaru Maldives
10. Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
11. Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Four Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence @ Vakkaru Maldives
12. Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel 2020: Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
13. Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2020: John Jacob Astor Estate @ The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
14. Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2020: Velaa Private Island, Maldives
15. Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort 2020: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
16. Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2020: Hey Hey Maldives Pvt LTD
17. Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Water Villa 2020: Stella Maris Ocean Villa @ Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
18. Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort 2020: Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
19. Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Island Resort 2020: Velaa Private Island, Maldives
20. Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2020: Vakkaru Maldives
21. Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2020: Trans Maldivian Airways
22. Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency 2020: Simply Maldives Holidays
23. Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Resort 2020: Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, Maldives
24. Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort 2020: Baros Maldives

Maldives Category Winners

1. Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2020: Lily Beach Resort & Spa
2. Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort 2020: Diamonds Thudufushi
3. Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort 2020: Baros Maldives
4. Maldives’ Leading Destination Management Company 2020: Trav Maldives
5. Maldives’ Leading Family Resort 2020: Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
6. Maldives’ Leading Green Resort 2020: aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise
7. Maldives’ Leading Honeymoon Resort 2020: Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah
8. Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Four Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence @ Vakkaru Maldives
9. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2020: John Jacob Astor Estate @ The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
10. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort 2020: Velaa Private Island
11. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort 2020 The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
12. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2020: Premier Maldives
13. Maldives’ Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2020: Cheval Blanc Randheli
14. Maldives’ Leading Resort 2020: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
15. Maldives’ Leading Tour Operator 2020: Lets Go Maldives
16. Maldives’ Leading Travel Agency 2020: Get Into Maldives Travels
17. Maldives’ Leading Villa Resort 2020: Constance Halaveli Maldives
18. Maldives’ Leading Water Villa Resort 2020: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

With this year’s win, the Maldives secures the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination award for the 13th time. In 2019’s edition of World Travel Awards, the island archipelago won; Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, and World’s Leading Beach Destination.

World Travel Awards™ is globally regarded as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. This year, the World Travel Awards had an extended voting period to enable all organizations nominated in the 2020 program (especially those just re-emerging from lockdown) a longer timeframe to generate votes.

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