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The Maldives has been nominated in 10 prestigious categories at the World Travel Awards 2020.

The awards program was established in 1993 and is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. It acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. 

The official event of World Travel Awards 2020 is set to take place at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya on October 3, 2020.

The Maldives is nominated for the following exciting Indian Ocean’s categories this year;

  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Wedding Destination


The voting for this season has begun across the world, giving us the opportunity to show the love we have for one of the best world-class holiday destinations.

Votes for the Maldives at this year’s 27th annual World Travel Awards 2020 can be cast via before 4 am (Maldives time) on August 22, 2020.

As the Maldives reopens its borders on July 15, 2020, the prestigious nominations at the 27th World Travel Awards will aid in strengthening the image of the country.

The Maldives has secured multiple awards in various categories of the awards over the years including the prestigious Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, and World’s Leading Beach Destination, in 2019. The destination had also won the famed Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination award 12 times within the past 16 years.


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