Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators are proud to announce that Dubai will be the host to the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015, the top travel recognition for travel businesses operating in Maldives. Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators MATATO, together with the Tourism Board of Maldives, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Cooperation, MMPRC, will be holding a special edition of the Travel Awards at Dusit Thani Dubai, on 5th May 2015, coinciding with the fest of Arabian Travel Market. Maldives Travel Awards is taken abroad for the first time, in a collaborative effort to put the Awards under global limelight, while celebrating excellence in service and pioneering achievements that are redefining the leading Indian Ocean destination.
Launched in 2012, MATATO Maldives Travel Awards is the premier travel event in the Maldives and remains the top recognition of excellence in travel sector. Into its fourth consecutive year, MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 is split into two events, one to be hosted at an international stage for the first time to cater the growing demand for the awards. Over a short period of time, Maldives Travel Awards has achieved much reputation and recognition within the industry, with new categories and new nominees announced every consecutive year.
This year, more than 100 nominees are competing in 35 categories. The nominations include local and international hotel brands, airlines, resorts, guest houses, airports and guest house islands. Out of 35 categories that are being judged for the travel awards, winners in the following categories will be awarded at the Dubai event of the Travel Awards.
1. Leading Private Island.
2. Leading Meeting & Conference Resort
3. Leading Eco Resort
4. Leading Airport / City Hotel
5. Leading International Hotel / Resort Brand
6. Leading Guest House
7. Leading International Airline
8. Leading Low Cost Carrier
9. Leading Travel Technology Provider
10. Leading Human Resources Program
The remaining categories will be awarded in November, at the grand event for the awards to be held in Coco Palm Bodu Hithi, Maldives. MATATO Maldives Travel Awards is organized by the local event organizer, Highrise. They will be throwing a spectacular show at Dusit Thani for the awards function, where Maldivian artists will also be performing live at the sixth edition of Sounds of Maldives.
As MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 will be using the back drop of Arabian Travel Market, this event will be the main highlight of Maldives presentation at the exhibition. Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Cooperation, MMPRC, is committed in collaborative partnership with MATATO make this event a grand celebration, where leading hoteliers, travel entrepreneurs and pioneers from the region will be present to witness the first of such event hosted abroad by Maldives.