World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

World Travel Awards hosted the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, situated on the heavenly South Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives. Here Breaking Travel News chats with the winners at the event as the collect their prestigious trophies.

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Evgenia Boyankova, group director of business development, Sun Siyam Resorts

Evgenia Boyankova, group director of business development, Sun Siyam Resorts

18 July 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Evgenia Boyankova, group director of business development, Sun Siyam Resorts, about hosting the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. On a successful night for the brand, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives also claimed the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort 2017.

Roshan Madurawala, country manager, Aitken Spence Travels

Roshan Madurawala, country manager, Aitken Spence Travels

18 July 2017

Recognised as Sri Lanka’s Leading Destination Management Company by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here talks to Roshan Madurawala, country manager, Aitken Spence Travels, about the prestigious title.

Kevin Ramkaloan, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

Kevin Ramkaloan, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

17 July 2017

With Mauritius scooping the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards, Kevin Ramkaloan, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, chats to Breaking Travel News about how it feels to have been honoured by the organisation.

Adil Moosa, managing director, Maldives Airports Company

Adil Moosa, managing director, Maldives Airports Company

17 July 2017

With Velana International Airport, Maldives, taking the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News talks to Adil Moosa, managing director, Maldives Airports Company, about the prestigious prize.

Sherin Francis, chief executive, Seychelles Tourism

Sherin Francis, chief executive, Seychelles Tourism

17 July 2017

With the Seychelles recognised as both the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board by voters at the World Travel Awards, Sherin Francis, chief executive, Seychelles Tourism, tells Breaking Travel News what it means to win.

Madubhani Perera, marketing director , Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Madubhani Perera, marketing director , Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

17 July 2017

Voters at the World Travel Awards recognised Sri Lanka as Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination and Asia’s Leading Destination at the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Madubhani Perera, director marketing, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau to find out what it means to the hospitality sector in the country.

Markus Marti, general manager, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Markus Marti, general manager, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

17 July 2017

Taking the titles of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel and Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel Suite, Breaking Travel News here talks to Mövenpick Hotel Colombo general manager Markus Marti about the titles and what they mean to the hotel.

Manesh Fernando, general manager, Hilton Colombo

Manesh Fernando, general manager, Hilton Colombo

17 July 2017

With Hilton Colombo recognised as Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here catches up with Manesh Fernando, general manager of the property, to find out more about the secrets of their success.

Shaleen Shanthikumar, general manager, Taya Finch

Shaleen Shanthikumar, general manager, Taya Finch

17 July 2017

Shaleen Shanthikumar, general manager, Taya Finch, talks to Breaking Travel News as the organisation is recognised as Sri Lanka’s Leading Travel Agency by voters at the World Travel Awards.

Herbert Houareau, deputy chief executive, Seychelles Ports Authority

Herbert Houareau, deputy chief executive, Seychelles Ports Authority

17 July 2017

Voters at the World Travel Awards bestowed the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination on the Seychelles. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with Herbert Houareau, deputy chief executive, Seychelles Ports Authority, during the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 to discover what the title means to the organisation.

Michal Smejc, general manager, Velaa Private Island

Michal Smejc, general manager, Velaa Private Island

17 July 2017

Claiming two titles - for both Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort and Maldives’ Leading Luxury Villa Resort – Breaking Travel News here talks to Michal Smejc, general manager, Velaa Private Island.

Rajesh Beeharry, program manager, Air Mauritius

Rajesh Beeharry, program manager, Air Mauritius

17 July 2017

Air Mauritius picked up two titles at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony this year, walking away with trophies for Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline - Economy Class and Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge. Here Breaking Travel News talks to Rajesh Beeharry, program manager with the carrier, to find out more.

Roy Kinnear, chief executive officer, Air Seychelles

Roy Kinnear, chief executive officer, Air Seychelles

17 July 2017

On a successful evening for the carrier, Air Seychelles was recognised with the titles of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline, Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline - Business Class, Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand, and Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew by the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Roy Kinnear, chief executive with the carrier, to find out what it meant to him and his team.

Alexander Blair, general manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Alexander Blair, general manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

17 July 2017

Alexander Blair, the newly appointed general manager at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, chats to Breaking Travel News as the property is honoured with the titles of Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort and Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury New Resort at the World Travel Awards.