The beautiful island nation once again, won the prestigious World’s Leading Destination award for 2021, as announced during a virtual ceremony held by World Travel Awards.
Established in 1993, World Travel Awards is the most prestigious honors program in global travel; honoring excellence in the hotel, airline, and tourism sectors. The award is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
It was indeed a night of celebration for Maldives, as the country had secured the World’s Leading Destination title in the previous year, 2020, as well.
The highly esteemed award is of great value to the destination, as it was achieved during such a challenging time for the island nation.
There were 18 other finalists competing for the title including Dubai, Indonesia, Spain, Vietnam, USA and Greece.
Speaking about the achievement, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations (MMPRC) Thoyyib Mohamed expressed his sincere gratitude to everyone who voted for Maldives.
MD Thoyyib noted that it was the combined effort from government, tourism board and the people, to make this tropical paradise one of the world’s best island destinations.