MATATO holds 5TH Maldives Travel Awards

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, has on Sunday night honoured Maldivian tourism and hospitality with establishments with the 5th edition of the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards.

Held at Olhuveli Beach as Spa, Bandos Maldives came out as the night’s biggest winner, taking home the most awards, including the Leading Family Resort, Leading Dive Resorts, Leading Meeting and Conference Resort as well as Leading Local Hotel/Resort Brand.

Conrad Maldives Rangali shined bright at last night’s ceremony as well with three awards under its banner, including the Leading International Hotel and Resort Brand, Leading Luxury Resort as well as Leading F&B Resort.

Sunday night’s ceremony also saw the travel industry’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoured to the Chairman of Sun Siyam Resorts, MP Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, for his decades of valuable services to the industry.

This year’s event saw 246 properties compete for 35 awards including 5 new awards introduced this year. Among the winners were:

Leading Private Island: Velaa Private Island
Leading Luxury Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali
Most Romantic Resort: Adhaaran Prestige Vaadhoo
Leading Beach Resort: Anantara Kihaavah Villas
Leading Designer Resort : Velaa Private Island
Leading All Inclusive Resort: Centara Grand
Leading Family Resort : Bandos Maldives
Leading F&B Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali
Leading Eco Resort: Sun Island Resort
Leading Dive Resort: Bandos Maldives
Leading Surf Resort: Anantara Dhigu
Leading Wellness & Spa Resort: The Sun Siyam Irufushi
Leading Meeting & Conference Resort: Bandos Maldives
Leading Local Hotel/ Resort Brand: Bandos Maldives
Leading International Hotel/Resort Brand : Conrad Maldives Rangali
Leading Wellness & Spa Brand/ Chain: Araamu Spa
Leading Human Resource Management: Adhaaran Prestige Vaadhoo
Leading CSR Programme: Soneva Fushi
Leading Airport/City Hotel: Hulhule’ Island Hotel
Leading Guest House: Riveries Diving Village
Leading Business Hotel: Hotel Jen
Leading Liveaboard : Voyages Gurahali
Leading Liveaboard Brand : Carpe Diem Maldives
Leading Dive School/Centre: Dive Oceanus
Leading Activity/ Water Sports Centre: Active Water Sports
Leading International Airline: Srilankan Airlines
Leading Low Cost Carrier: Fly Dubai
Leading Domestic Airline: Villa Air Flyme
Leading Domestic Transport Provider: Icom Maldives
Leading Travel & Technology Provider: iCom Tours
Leading Travel Website: iCom Tours
Leading Guest House Island: Maafushi Island
Leading Innovation in Guesthouse Design: Riveries Diving Village
Leading F&B Outlet ( Bar/Restaurant): Hulhule’ Island Hotel
Leading Airport Lounge: Lily Lounge