Maldives Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition 2017
Maldives Travel Awards
Maldives Travel Awards - is the prize created to celebrate the excellence, commitment and expertise in the Maldivian Tourism Industry.
First launched in 2012, Maldives Travel Awards celebrates the 6th Anniversary in 2017 and we are proud to bring you the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought-after recognition in the travel and tourism sector. The annual gala night for Maldives Travel Awards marks the premier night of excellence in the travel industry of Maldives, bringing together the largest club of travel professionals and executives for an evening of celebration.
Maldives Travel Awards is a product of Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO.
In a span of less than a decade, the guest house industry of Maldives has flourished as one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, in addition to bringing a wave of wealth to local communities. Maldives Travel Awards has been recognizing the success of this sector with exclusive categories, introduced every year.
To cater the demand with emerging businesses in this sector, MATATO in 2017 is introducing, Maldives Travel Awards: The Guesthouse Edition, a special event to celebrate the outstanding performance in this sector.
In addition to the current categories for Guesthouses edition, MATATO will bring a total of 15 categories for this edition.
STEP 01: NOMINATION
As general criteria, to get nominated guesthouses and related travel businesses must be registered in Maldives with a service record of at least one (01) year in operation.
Companies can compete for their brands in more than one category.
For certain categories, specific criteria need to be met. Please refer to the category details to check the eligibility for the nomination.
HOW TO NOMINATE
Nominations will be accepted from Travel Agents, Travel Organizations, and registered travel businesses in Maldives. Travel Businesses can also be self-nominated, in categories they fit to compete.
Nominations for Guesthouse Island categories must be sponsored and submitted by the Island Council.
Nominations for Maldives Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition are collected via email and online platform, www.travelawards.mv.
To nominate you can either email us the stamped nomination form (select the relevant nominations form from page 8, 9, 10 and 11) to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the website application tool to send us the application online.
STEP 02: EVALUATION & SHORTLISTING
At this stage nominations in each category will be evaluated, and shortlisted to five contenders in each category based on their review rating on TripAdvisor.
Exclusive review ratings provided by TripAdvisor will be used for evaluation scoring and short-listing in categories specific to
Top 05 rated properties (based on user reviews) will be shortlisted.
STEP 03: POPULAR VOTE
Shortlisted properties will then be announced and featured for popular vote.
Votes are collected through SMS and through online voting portal on MATATO website and promoted on Travel Awards social media platforms.
SMS and online votes will account for 60% of the total scoring. Votes will be collected for a period of one month prior to Award night.
After online voting closes, winners will be selected based on their Tripadvisor rating (40%) combined with online and SMS votes (60%).
Categories & Winners
Arena Beach Hotel
Leading Food & Beverage Guesthouse
Leading Guesthouse / Diving and Watersports
Leading Green/ Eco-friendly Guesthouse
TME Retreats Dhigurah
Leading Business Guesthouse
Hotel Ul Inn
Leading Heritage Guesthouse
Local Island Inn
Leading Adventure Guesthouse
Reveries Diving Village
Most Innovative Guesthouse Concept
Leading Guesthouse Brand
Leading Transport Service Provider
Nevi Transfer Service
Leading Guesthouse Island
Leading Beach Island
Leading Business Development Partner for the Guesthouse Industry
New Comer of the Year
Most Supportive Guest House