Maldives wins the Best Island in Asia award

The Maldives has won the Best Island in Asia accolade at Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards.

The Maldives won the award at a ceremony held at Dante Seaport, New York City, United States (US). The award was accepted by the Ambassador to the US and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Thilmeeza Hussein.

The Travel + Leisure Global Vision Awards aim to identify and honour companies, individuals, destinations, and organisations taking strides to develop more sustainable and responsible travel products, practices, and experiences.

Speaking about the tremendous win, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) Thoyyib Mohamed said that it is always a proud moment for the whole destination to win such accolades in the international arena.

So far this year the Maldives has won four notable awards, including Most Preferred Tourist Destination 2021 and Best Marketing Initiative of the year for the Redefining MICE campaign at Global MICE Congress and Awards 2022, Best Stand Design and Decoration at OTM, Mumbai and Best Stand Feature at WTM Africa 2022.

Furthermore, individual resorts and tourism properties have won several awards on different platforms throughout the year. The Maldives won over 18 awards and accolades in 2021, including the World’s Leading Destination title at World Travel Awards, for the second consecutive year.

MMPRC said its aim is to market the different segments of tourism of the destination globally in order to maintain destination momentum and brand visibility to increase booking and arrivals to the Maldives.