Maldives winning international awards and being recognized as a top travel destination is nothing new. The nation is always among the top in the industry award ceremony and rarely goes without collecting multiple accolades.

As the nation comes back stronger after the pandemic, it is on the receiving end of multiple accolades in tourism once again. This time, Chinese travel agency Fliggy and Travel + Leisure magazine are the recognizers of the Maldivian tourism industry excellence.  

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) said that the nation had received the ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ in the Travel + Leisure’s India’s Best Awards 2020 as well as the ‘Best Partner of 2020’ award by Fliggy. 

Fliggy, is arguably the most popular and up and coming travel agencies in China right now with a whopping 200 million customer base. Travel + Leisure magazine needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular travel and luxury lifestyle publications in the world.

Maldives also received the ‘Golden Fliggy Award’ in addition to the Best Partner Award in the Annual Award ceremony of Fliggy held this month. The awards come as a result of the impressive partnership built by the nation with Fliggy, during a promotional campaign with Fliggy in the colorful Double 11 festival in China. 

Travel + Leisure for the purpose of recognizing the commitment of tourism industry partners and their excellence hand out awards decided through online voting among the readers of the magazine and Maldives won the award as the best honeymoon location in the entire Indian Ocean.

The nation has also enjoyed considerable popularity among Indian tourists ever since the nation reopened its borders in July. India is now the second top source market with a growing number of celebrities from India as well as high-end travelers choosing to spend their vacation in Maldives.

MMPRCF and its Visit Maldives campaign are still not thinking of stepping off the gas in its bid to promote and market Maldives to travelers. Virtual events, familiarization trips, TV, and radio campaigns are being actively pursued for the purpose and the awards were described as a massive victory for Maldives during its regrowth back from the pandemic.