World Travel Awards is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016.
The event will be staged at the glamourous The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on Friday, December 2nd, with nearly 300 hundred industry leaders expected to attend.
Unfolding over 52 acres of natural perfection, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is the perfect venue for the Grand Final 2016 and a world away from the everyday.
Reflecting a last minute surge in demand for space at the event, the venue has moved from the smaller Olhuveli Beach & Spa, Maldives, to the larger The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.
Both are operated by the Sun Siyam Resorts.
World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It will be our pleasure to welcome guests to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.
“Upgrading to the new, larger venue ahead of the Grand Final 2016 will allow us to welcome a larger delegation from around the world here in the Maldives.
“With just a few short days to go until the event we are putting the finishing touches in place and I look forward to greeting our guests on Friday.”
World Travel Awards, too, will be celebrating, rewarding its global winners at the end of the Grand Tour 2016.
Regional Gala Ceremonies have already taken place in Tanzania, Peru, Italy, Jamaica, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates throughout the year.
Winners from each regional celebration progress to the Grand Final on December 2nd.
Maldives minister of tourism minister Moosa Zameer added: “Maldives has been in the tourism industry for the past 43 years.
“With tremendous efforts, significant changes and developments have been taken place in Maldives tourism industry, especially in creating an investor friendly environment.
“As a result, Maldives has never been a better place to invest than today.
“President Yameen has created an investor friendly environment where both local and international investors can easily invest here in Maldives with confidence.”
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.
World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.