Male’, Maldives, 5th October 2022 – The 6th edition of South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2022 held at Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi on September 29 – 30 has been successfully concluded.   

SATA is endorsed by over 16 regional and international bodies for its accredited work. Biggest hotelier brands in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry from Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh participates annually in the event. 

SATA has created a brand in South Asia, with respect, recognition and appreciation with international brands as partners and sponsors. This year, SATA has decided to rename the Best CSR Program category to Mr. Nishan Seneviratne CSR Program of SATA, following the unprecedented global challenges and the loss of one of its beloved team members.

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The Vice President, Faisal Naseem, attended the event as the Chief Guest, along with Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom and other government officials in addition to several hoteliers and entrepreneurs in the Maldives and in South Asia. 

The Opening Remarks for the event was delivered by Vice President of SATA, Mr. Suraj Khan. “It gives me great joy and excitement to have this opportunity to gather again and celebrate the finest of hospitality in South Asia after the pandemic brought our lives to a stand-still. It has been very encouraging to see that the participation has grown over the years and we have a lot of support from the travel fraternity across the South Asian region.”

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Speaking at the event, the Vice President thanked the organizers of SATA and stated that since its launch in 2016, it has become a unique platform celebrating the finest in South Asian hospitality. He stated that the six South Asian countries represented in the SATA Awards have the best to offer in the world. 
The Vice President highlighted how the tourism industry began in the Maldives 50 years ago. He stated that it was the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of a few young pioneers who, against all odds, overcame many challenges and introduced tourism to the country. 

The full list of award winners will be available on the SATA official wesbite.

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