Maldives has been nominated in five categories in the 14th Annual World Travel Awards to be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands on the 12th December 2007. The five categories that Maldives got nominated are World's Leading Destination, World's Leading Dive Destination, World's Leading Honeymoon Destination, World's Leading Romantic Destination and World's Leading Travel Television Commercial. In addition Maldives Tourism Promotion Board has been nominated in the World's Leading Tourist and Convention Bureau category.
Furthermore, some of the Maldives tourism industry players have been nominated in important categories. In this regard Inner Maldives has been nominated in the World's Leading Travel Agency category, Baros Maldives got nominated in World's Leading Villa and World's Leading Beach Resort category, Hilton Maldives has been nominated in World's Leading Resort category and Huvafenfushi has been nominated in World's Leading Spa Resort category.
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars", the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product can achieve.
The 2007 World Travel Awards world winners will be announced and presented at the gala ceremony which will take place in the islands of Turks & Caicos on the 12th December 2007. Candidates nomination for world winners categories are based on the results from the four regional ceremonies which took place in Abu Dhabi, New York, NewcastleGateshead and Bangalore in 2007.
MTPB won the Indian Oceans Leading Tourist and Visitor Bureau Award in Bangalore ceremony. Maldives also won the Indian Ocean's Leading Destinations Award and Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Destination Award in the same ceremony. During this ceremony Maldives Tourism industry won awards in many categories.