Maldives dominates World Travel Awards for fourth consecutive year

The Leading Destination or Most Popular Destination Award considered the pinnacle of recognition, was triumphantly lifted this year, for the fourth year in a row.

In a resounding testament to its allure, the Maldives has clinched the coveted title of the most popular destination in the world for an impressive fourth year running at the esteemed World Travel Awards. The recognition was bestowed during a grand ceremony at the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai, where the Maldives scooped up multiple accolades, solidifying its standing as a global tourism powerhouse.

At the heart of the recognition is the Maldives’ ability to captivate travellers worldwide, reaffirming its position as the go-to destination. The Leading Destination or Most Popular Destination Award considered the pinnacle of recognition, was triumphantly lifted this year.

Additionally, the island nation secured other prestigious awards, including the Best Tourism Board Award for MMPRC and the Global Tourism Resilience Award, acknowledging its remarkable recovery after facing tourism setbacks.

The Maldives has been earning these prestigious accolades since the tourism industry took off, marking the country as one of the most popular destinations worldwide. With the country delving into different types of the tourism industry, with the multiple luxury as well as affordable resorts opening every year, it is no surprise that different hotels and resorts in the Maldives also took home awards that will surely invite even more travellers to the country in the coming days.

1. Most Popular Airport Resort - Hulhule' Island Hotel (HIH)

2. Most Popular Boutique Airport Hotel - Hotel Jen

3. Most Popular Honeymoon Resort - JA Manafaru

4. Most Popular Luxury Honeymoon Resort - Vakkaru Maldives

5. The Most Popular Luxury Island Resort - St. Regis Vommuli Resort

6. Most Popular Private Island Resort - Velaa Private Island Resort

7. The Most Beautiful Water Villa Resort - Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa

8. Most Popular Romantic Resort - Baros Maldives

These accolades not only celebrate the allure of the Maldives as a premier tourist destination but also shed light on the resilience and commitment of the local tourism industry. In the aftermath of challenges and disasters, the Maldives has emerged as a shining example of swift recovery and unwavering dedication to providing a world-class experience for travellers.

With these awards for the year 2023, it is also worth noting that the Maldives is extremely close to reaching its tourist arrival goals, with the festive season starting soon the country is expecting a surge of travellers, hopefully aiming to succeed in reaching the tourist arrival goals this year as well!

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