Maldives nominated for nine titles at WTA Indian Ocean’s Leading Awards

TUI BLUE Olhuveli Romance Island. (Photo/TUI BLUE)

The Maldives has been nominated for nine prestigious titles on the World Travel Awards (WTA) Indian Ocean’s Awards for 2024.

The categories that the Maldives has been nominated for this year are:

In a statement announcing the nominations on Thursday, the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) said that the significance of these recognitions by the international tourism industry cannot be overstated.

Soneva in Aqua, a luxury yacht, sails across the Maldives. (Photo/Soneva)

“It underscores the Maldives' standing as an unparalleled tourist destination, showcases the country's commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences to visitors from around the world, and reinforces the continued efforts of MMPRC in promoting and developing the nation's tourism sector,” it said.

Voting for the WTA Indian Ocean’s Category is open until March 31.

Established in 1993, the WTA are widely regarded as one of the most respected and popular awards in the world of travel and tourism. Symbolizing the most outstanding endorsement in tourism, and the travel industry, the awards aim to recognize and reward achievements in all aspects of travel and tourism on a global scale.

Maldives was crowned the World’s Leading Destination for the fourth year running at the 2023 World Travel Awards.

The Indian Ocean destination recorded 1.8 million arrivals last year, and is eying a record 2 million visitors this year.