06th August 2019, Male: Al Shaali Marine Maldives is assigned as a Silver Partner to the premier travel event of Maldives, Maldives Travel Awards. Partnership agreement was signed today, at Hotel Jen, by MATATO President Mr.Abdulla Suood and the operations Manager of AS Marine, Mr. Ismail Shareef. This is the second year for AS Marine to Partner for the Awards having participated as Silber partners in 2017.
Maldives Travel Awards is the prize created to celebrate the commitment, Excellence & expertise in the Maldivian Tourism Industry. First launched in 2012, MTA recognizes exceptional achievements across a wide spectrum of sectors in the travel industry, acknowledging and honoring the very best that the Maldives travel industry has to offer. The winning properties represent industry standards for excellence and innovation, serving as examples for others to follow. Maldives Travel Awards features 45 categories the three separate editions of the Awards, which collectively represents the resorts, guesthouses, hotels liveaboards and people in the travel industry.
"Al Shaali is one of the leading names in our marine business industry. Having their support and commitment to Maldives Travel Awards adds another important entity to the chain of prominent Maldivian business engaging with this prestigious initiative to recognize the best of Maldivian Travel Industry " President of MATATO, Mr. Suood stated. "Commercial partners for Maldives Travel Awards represents leading businesses in the Travel Industry of Maldives. Al Shaali caters to an important sector of the tourism industry, and Maldives Travel Awards provides a platform for our partners to reach out to leading travel service providers in the country. So this partnership is extension that will build a bridge between hoteliers and our commercial partners".
The Gala Edition, exclusive for resorts, hotels, liveaboards and airlines, features 25 categories. In 2019 MTA will adopt a new format to evaluate and judge the nominees in the Gala Edition. Winners will be honored at the Travel Awards Annual Gala dubbed as the premier travel event of the year. In 2017 more than 75 companies registered 278 nomination in the Gala Edition.
The exclusive Guesthouse Edition of the Awards, features 14 categories including special accolades for the Guesthouse Islands in addition three categories, awarded by MATATO. Winners in the Guesthouse Edition are selected based on their ratings on TripAdvisor- worlds largest travel website- and the popular vote, collected through online and SMS voting platforms. Winners will be announced in September 2019 honored at the award function to be hosted in AA.Thoddoo. In 2017 the Guesthouse Edition received more than 175 nominations and registered a record number of
176,000 votes on both platforms.
2019 marks the 8th Anniversary of Maldives Travel Awards which is produced and presented by Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO.
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