Maldives wins across the board at The World Travel Awards 2015

WTO-2015_FeaturedThe Maldives scooped dozens of awards at The World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015 held last night at the Kempsinki Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare, Seychelles. As well as many resorts,travel agencies and airlines taking home prestigious titles, the Maldives was named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination.

The event was hosted by the glamorous former Miss Seychelles, Sherlyn Furneau, and leading presenter Galen Bresson.  Entertainment was provided by the Breeze Band and the National Cultural Dance Troup of Seychelles.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry, and are celebrating their 22nd anniversary this year.

The Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange said: “We have today among us the crème-de-la-crème of African and Indian Ocean tourism. This is such a great opportunity, not only to celebrate, honour and reward the success stories of today, but also to network and explore new synergies and strategies for tomorrow.”

Speaking at the ceremony, President of the World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke said: “Tonight has been a fantastic showcase of hospitality brands from across Africa and the Indian Ocean. We have recognised some industry leading brands and it is a pleasure to honour our winners here at Kempinski Seychelles Resort.”

Cooke also invited the winners of the night to join the rest of the community at the grand final ceremony, due to be held in Morocco later on in the year.

Indian Ocean Winners 2015

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Air Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class   Air Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class  Air Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Customer Service – Air Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport – Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge – Air Mauritius: Mauritius International Airport, The Amédée Maingard Lounge

Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination – Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort – LUX* Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand – Coco Collection

Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew – Air Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Car Rental Company – Avis

Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination – Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Line – Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Port – Port Victoria, Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination – Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination – Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort – Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar

Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort – Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination – Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand – Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Residences – Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite – Royal Island Suite @ JA Manafaru, Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel – Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort – Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator – OV Holidays

Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Water Villa – Ocean Suites @ Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel – Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort – AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Island Resort – Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort – One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator – Trans Maldivian Airways

Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort – Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board – Seychelles Tourism Board

Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency – Get Into Maldives Travels

Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort – Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort & Spa – Ayada Maldives

Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort – Baros Maldives

Maldives 2015

Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort – Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives

Maldives’ Leading Family Resort  – Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Maldives’ Leading Green Resort – Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite – Royal Island Suite @ JA Manafaru

Maldives’ Leading Leisure Hotel Brand – Villa Hotels

Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – Ocean Sanctuary Sunset at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort               – Constance Halaveli

Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator – OV Holidays

Maldives’ Leading Resort – One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah

Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort – Jumeirah Vittaveli

Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort Brand – Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Maldives’ Leading Travel Agency – Get Into Maldives Travels

Maldives’ Leading Villa Resort – Anantara Kihavah Villas

Maldives’ Leading Water Villa Resort – Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives

For a full list of the night’s winners, please click here: