Maldives has been named as the islands with the best places to stay at the Condé Nast Traveller’s 2017 Readers’ Travel Awards, reaffirming its position as one the world’s preferred destinations. The annual awards ceremony was held at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London on September 4, 2017. The award was accepted by the Maldives Ambassador to the UK, Ahmed Shiaan.
Shiaan said, “We are incredibly honoured that the readers of Conde Nast Traveller have once again chosen the Maldives as best islands for places to stay. We have worked hard to remain the world standard in holiday luxury, and it’s wonderful to see that travellers appreciate how much our nation has to offer.”
Maldives hotels were also recognised, appearing in the top ten lists of Best Holiday Hotels and Best Hotel Spas.
Moosa Zameer, Minister for Tourism, Maldives said, “The United Kingdom is a crucial part of the Maldives’ tourism industry, and we are thrilled to receive this award in one of our most important markets. The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation and the Maldives Embassy in London have worked hard to promote our islands to the British people, and this achievement is a reflection of that effort. It’s exciting to see that we are still one the world’s favourite holiday destinations.”