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Maldives local travel agents honours the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards

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Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) honoured the travel and tourism industry with first ever Maldives Travel Awards.

The grand awarding ceremony was held on 28th September 2012 at Paradise Island Resort. Awards for 21 categories including resorts, hotels, liveaboards and aviation were awarded trophies.

Senior management members of top hotel chains in Maldives attended the event. Members of the executive board of MATATO and the Minister of State for Tourism, Arts and Culture also attended the event.

Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) was found in 2006 and currently, the association represents more than 70 travel agents and tour operators in the Maldives. The mission of the association is taking travel and tourism industry of the Maldives forward through unity, empowerment, collective bargaining and co-operation.

MATATO is the exclusive organizer of Maldives Travel Awards, and this year’s event was managed and organized by High Rise.


  • Leading Luxury Hotel – Hulhule Island Hotel
  • Leading Wellness & Spa Resort – Six Senses Laamu
  • Leading Business Hotel – Paradise Island Resort
  • Leading Budget Hotel – Adaaran Club Rannalhi
  • Leading Cruiser – Dhaainkanbaa
  • Leading Luxury Resort – Anantara Kihavah Villas
  • Leading Beach Resort – LUX Maldives
  • Most Romantic Resort – Naladhu Maldives
  • Leading Dive Resort – Sun Island Resort & Spa
  • Leading Surf Resort – Chaaya Island Dhonveli
  • Leading International Airline – Emirates
  • Leading ECO Resort – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
  • Leading Family Resort – Centara Grand Island Resort & spa, Maldives
  • Leading Meeting & Conference Resort – Sun Island Resort & Spa
  • Leading Wellness & Spa Brand – Chavana Spa

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