Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) opened nomination for the Maldives Travel Awards – Gala Edition On Sunday.
Launching of nominations for the Gala Edition was celebrated at a corporate evening for sponsors and partners held at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort on Sunday.
MATATO says that the nomination period for the Maldives Travel Awards extends until October 15th via online admission. 25 categories are open for nomination under 8 key areas including Beach and Water, Food and Beverage, Wellness and Spa, Product/service and Experience, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, Brand Management, Liveaboard, and Airline/Carrier.
MATATO will also present an additional 5 awards in recognition of special areas of tourism development and sustainability. The winners of the awards will be decided by a collective score, taking into account the traveler reviews and popular vote.
Initiated in 2012 by MATATO, Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honor the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. This year, MATATO has for the first time branched out the prestigious awards into three categories; the People’s Edition, which recognizes successful pioneers and long serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Gala Edition, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.
Winners of this year’s Maldives Travel Awards – Gala Edition will be announced at a special function that is scheduled to be held in Adhaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Maldives Resort in November.