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Island with the ‘best places to stay’ revealed

Maldives was named the islands with the best places to stay at the Condé Nast Traveller’s 2017 Readers’ Travel Awards.

Condé Nast Traveller is one of the UK’s prominent luxury travel magazines.

The coveted award was accepted by the Maldives Ambassador to the UK, Ahmed Shiaan, who said: “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.

Strong UK tourism

By June 2017, 51,737 Maldives tourist arrivals were recorded from UK, accounting for 7.9 percent of the market share and is the third-largest generator to Maldives in this period.

Maldives Minister for Tourism, Hon. Moosa Zameer, said: “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.”

Middle East interest growing

Eastbound Tourism LLC’s representative office in UAE, tells AMEinfo:  “Maldives tourists from Middle Eastern countries are growing and represent an important segment for us.”

He added: “We are reaching out and attracting more tourists such as when  regularly and successfully over the years showcase our Maldives resorts and hotels at the Arabian Travel Mart, with families, couples and adventure enthusiasts being a major target for us from this region.”