Voting Starts in Maldives Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition 2019

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30 September, 2019

Voting for the Maldives Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition 2019 has opened, organiser Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) announced Tuesday.

Nominees for Maldives Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition 2019 are announced today with 96 nominations in 14 competing categories. More than 65 Guesthouse properties are listed for the Awards, including 07 Islands, who are competing for Leading Guesthouse Island and Leading Beach Island category. Nominees for the Guesthouse Edition, feature properties across the country from far North to the South, bringing together a collection of Guesthouses that projects the diversity of the destination.

Guesthouse Edition was first introduced in 2017, as an exclusive platform to celebrate tourism in local communities. Winners in the Guesthouse edition are selected with a combination of the popular vote (40%) and traveler ratings (60%) provided by world’s largest travel website Tripadvisor. Votes are collected online through the Maldives Travel Awards website, SMS votes are collected from both networks, Ooreedoo and Dhiraagu. Voting for the Guesthouse Edition 2019 will begin on 15th September 2019 and will continue for a period of 15 days.

As a major switch from previous years, in 2019 MATATO will be presenting the Leading Guesthouse Award to four winners selected from four different locations of the country, namely South, North, and Central Maldives. Leading Guesthouse in Hulhumale’ will also be presented as a separate category. This change is intended to give significance to each region of the country where Guesthouse businesses are thriving.

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