Maldives wins Best International Relaxation Destination title at Lonely Planet Magazine Travel Awards
Maldives was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Best International Relaxation Destination’ title at the recent Travel Awards 2019, organised by Lonely Planet Magazine India in Mumbai. Lonely Planet India has organised the travel awards for the 8th time in India and featured over 23 national and international categories.
The star-studded event was attended by prominent names from travel, hospitality, Bollywood and other industries. Top players of the travel and tourism fraternity were awarded for their significant contribution to global travel during the event.
Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), “It is a proud moment for Maldives to receive the award. The island has won prestigious positions in various categories over the years. These awards prove the fact that our destination marketing strategies are hitting the right note among travellers in India and beyond. A total of 36, 053 Indians have visited Maldives in the first quarter of 2019 citing a whopping growth of 85.5 % in comparison to the same period last year. India is the fifth top source market for Maldives in terms of tourism”.
Ambassador of Maldives to India, H.E. Aishath Mohamed Didi said, “We are very fortunate to have been blessed with a ‘paradise’ and we are pleased that the readers of Lonely Planet Magazine in India appreciate our country and has voted Maldives as the Best International Destination for Relaxation for 2019. On behalf of the people of Maldives, I would like to thank the voters and welcome more visitors to enjoy our beautiful country.”
Maldives is home to many island resorts ready to pamper its tourists with sophisticated spa therapies and massages. Most of the resorts here offer complete wellness experience, excellent sauna & spa facilities and more. From luxurious hotels to food, Maldives is a paradise proposing unforgettable notes to treasure for a lifetime and a gamut of endless memories to take back home. The country is always considered a paradise on earth. Despite being a small country in Asia, Maldives is a famous dream destination as it has beaches of pure white sand, covered by palm trees and rich foliage.