NewsNovember 1, 2023

The Maldives Secures Four Prestigious Titles in WTA’s Indian Ocean Category 2023

Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) announced that the Maldives has achieved remarkable success at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Indian Ocean Category with four prestigious awards secured. The accolades were presented at the illustrious World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, held at the world-renowned Atlantis The Royal in Dubai on October 15, 2023.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is widely regarded as the most esteemed honours programme in the global travel and tourism industry. Symbolising the ultimate endorsement of excellence, the awards aim to recognise, reward, and celebrate achievement across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry on a global scale.


The prestigious titles that the Maldives secured are:

  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2023 (also won in 2020, 2021,& 2022)
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2023 (also won in 2020, 2021, & 2022)
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2023 (also won in 2020, 2021, & 2022)

Additionally, MMPRC was awarded the title “Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board 2023” in recognition of the hard work, dedication, and unique campaigns through which MMPRC has been marketing the Maldives worldwide. The significance of these recognitions by the tourism industry cannot be overstated. 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.

The Maldives has also been nominated for multiple awards in the highly sought-after WTA World’s Category, the most prestigious of all WTA categories. The awards for which the Maldives is nominated are World’s Leading Destination 2023, World’s Leading Beach Destination 2023, World’s Leading Dive Destination 2023, World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2023, World’s Leading Island Destination 2023, and World’s Most Romantic Destination 2023.

MMPRC has also earned a nomination for ‘World’s Leading Tourist Board 2023’ again this year after having secured the distinguished title for the first time last year. Voting for the WTA World Category is open until November 17, 2023. Travel enthusiasts and industry professionals are urged to cast their valuable votes supporting the Maldives. They are invited to join in recognizing and celebrating the extraordinary beauty and heartfelt hospitality for which the Sunny Side of Life is renowned worldwide.

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