MATATO Announces the Opening of Maldives Travel Awards 2023

PUBLISHED June 25, 2023 | updated June 25, 2023 02:54

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is proud to announce the highly anticipated opening of the Maldives Travel Awards 2023. The prestigious awards ceremony aims to recognize and celebrate excellence in the Maldivian travel and tourism industry.

Nominations for the awards will officially open on June 25, with the closing date set for July 10.

The Maldives Travel Awards 2023 will showcase the best of the Maldives, honouring outstanding resorts, guesthouses, liveaboards, and various travel service providers. The awards will feature various categories spanning guesthouse and resort segments this year.


Best Culinary Guesthouse

Best local Island for Families

Leading Guesthouse (South)

Leading Guesthouse (North)

Leading Guesthouse (Central)

Leading Guesthouse (Male Area)

Leading Transport Service Provider

Most Popular Guesthouse Island

Most Innovative Guest House Concept

Most Popular Diving and Water Sports Centre


Best Liveaboard

Best Dive Resort

Best Luxury Resort

Best Beach Resort

Leading Airport Hotel

Leading Low-Cost Carrier

Leading International Carrier

Leading Business Hotel

Leading Surf Resort

Leading MICE Resort

Leading Water Sports Resort

Leading CSR Programme

Leading Sustainability Resort

Leading All-Inclusive Resort Leading Wellness and Spa Resort

Most Popular Domestic Airline Most Romantic Resort

Most Impressive Restaurant

Most Fabulous Maldives Villa

Most Fabulous Great Workplace

Most Popular Family-Friendly Resort

Most Fabulous Culinary Resort

The nomination period will be followed by online voting, which will commence on July 10 and conclude on August 10. This gives travelers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite nominees.

The Maldives Travel Awards 2023 will culminate in a grand gala ceremony on August 24, where the winners will be revealed and honored for their exceptional contributions to the Maldives tourism industry.

Speaking about the upcoming awards, Abdulla Giyas, President of MATATO, expressed excitement and anticipation. "The Maldives Travel Awards 2023 is a platform that recognizes the hard work and dedication of those who have played a pivotal role in shaping our tourism landscape. We look forward to celebrating the achievements and innovation within our industry and showcasing the outstanding offerings of the Maldives."

For more information about the awards and the nomination process, please visit the official website of the Maldives Travel Awards at


The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the Maldives as a high-quality tourist destination. MATATO strives to develop and sustain the Maldives' tourism industry through advocacy, networking, and training initiatives.




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