Food and Travel
Maldives crowned "the islands with the best places to stay"
Maldives has been named "the islands with the best places to stay" on Monday at the Conde Nast Traveller's 2017 Readers' Travel Awards. The annual ceremony was held at Ham Yam Hotel in central London on September 4.
The Maldivian Ambassador to United Kingdom, Ahmed Shiaan who attended the ceremony to receive the prestigious award stated; “We are incredibly honored that the readers of Conde Nast Traveller have once again chosen the Maldives as best islands for places to stay, we have worked hard to remain the world standard in holiday luxury, and it’s wonderful to see that travellers appreciate how much our nation has to offer.”
Maldive hotels were also recognized, appearing in the top ten lists of Best Holiday Hotels and Best Hotel Spas.
Following the win, Tourism Minister of Maldives Moosa Zameer was keen to comment.
“The United Kingdom is a crucial part of the Maldives’ tourism industry, and we are thrilled to receive this award in one of our most important markets. The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation and the Maldives Embassy in London have worked hard to promote our islands to the British people, and this achievement is a reflection of that effort. It’s exciting to see that we are still one the world’s favorite holiday destinations.”Min. Moosa Zameer
Conde Nast Traveller is regarded as one of the leading luxury travel magazines from UK, boasting 1.3 million followers. Its Readers' Travel Awards, voted by the magazine's readers are widely accepted as the benchmark of travel news and tips - and is one of the most respected in the industry.
UK has been a constant tourist market to Maldives, with market share ever so buoyant. By June of current year, it was reported that a total of 51, 737 tourists from the country visited Maldives. UK accounted for 7.9% of the market share and is the third largest generator to Maldives in this period.