Nominees in each of the 10 categories were selected by members of the Virtuoso network as well as editors of Virtuoso Life magazine. The Sustainable Tourism Leadership award acknowledges hotels that exemplify the commitment to the three pillars of sustainable tourism: preserving the environment, supporting local economies and celebrating cultures.
"Every year Virtuoso engages our entire network to discover the hotels and professionals that are leading the way and inspiring others, whether its their partners, peers or guests," said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso senior vice president, global product partnerships.
"These nominees are trendsetters, consistently providing experiences that are distinctly unique and beyond compare. The Best of the Best Awards celebrate those who embody the Virtuoso spirit by demonstrating leadership in furthering service and innovation in an industry where excellence is the norm."
Winners will be announced on August 14, 2019, during Virtuoso Travel Week at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Virtuoso travel advisors are currently casting their votes.
Out of all the resorts in many countries all over the world, one the resorts which was selected for the sustainable tourism leadership category was from the Maldives. The nominees for that category are:
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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley, Australia
Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Vermejo, A Ted Turner Reserve, Raton, New Mexico, U.S.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa