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Michelin rates its first hotels

Michelin has published the first list of hotels in the company's new hospitality rating system. Last year, the famous culinary rating organization announced that it would extend its rating system to hotels.

The first hotels to receive a Michelin rating are located in France, and there are plans to expand it to the rest of the globe.

The Michelin hotel rating system, like restaurant

Kuda Villingili Maldives has been nominated in two categories for the Travel & Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is pleased to announce its nominations for the prestigious Travel & Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024 in the Maldives Resorts and Resort Pools categories, reflecting its commitment to excellence in hospitality and leisure.

Where Willingili vividly depicts an idyllic tropical retreat nestled among the turquoise waters of North Male Atoll. Impeccable

Majuli in Assam receives prestigious GI mark for mask making and hand-painting

This is a proud moment for India as Majuli is in Assam has received the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) mark recognizing the traditional art of Mukha Xilpo (mask making) and hand-painting.

The GI mark awarded by the Center recognizes the deep cultural heritage and historical significance inherent in these traditional folk crafts. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed happiness

Angsana Velavaru nominated for Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards and Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific

Angsana Velavaru, part of the Banyan Group, An independent, global, mission-driven hospitality company, formerly known as Banyan Tree Group, is pleased to share its nominations in two prestigious categories for the Travel + Leisure Awards 2024. Voted a contender for the title of "Best Hotels in the Maldives", the resort also received a nomination in the "Resort Pools" categories. and "Family Resorts"

Vietnam has been awarded the prestigious title of 'Best World Heritage Site 2023'.

As a result of the recent achievement, Vietnam has received the title of “Leading World Heritage Site 2023”! The country has received global recognition as the world's leading cultural heritage destination, receiving an honorary title at the World Travel Awards. Apart from the breathtaking natural landscapes of mountains, forests and islands, Vietnam's cultural heritage attracts countless visitors,

Dusit Thani Maldives nominated for Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards 2024

The company Dusit Thani Maldives is proud to announce that they were nominated in two categories for the prestigious Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards. This recognition is a testament to their commitment to excellence and commitment to providing unforgettable guest experiences.

Dusit Thani is honored to be awarded this prestigious award and the hotel would like to express its heartfelt gratitude

Indore and Surat won Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023; declared 'cleanest cities' in India

Indore and Surat has been awarded the prestigious title of 'Cleanest Cities' 2023! President of India Draupadi Murmu on Thursday presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards, declaring the two cities as the cleanest cities in the country.

This also marks Indore's seventh consecutive win in this category. Navi Mumbai, which finished third last year, retained its place. Saswad in Maharashtra

Oaga Art Resort announces an open call for local artists to display work in the Veyoge Gallery Villas

Oaga Art Resort, a local brand in Maldives, has announced an open call for local artists and creatives to showcase artwork in their Veyoge Gallery villas . Applications are open until January 31, 2024, giving Maldivian talent a unique opportunity to enter the hospitality industry. To make participation accessible, the application process has been simplified, allowing interested creatives to submit

Kuda Villingili Maldives named Best Honeymoon Hotel 2023 by The White Awards

Kuda Villingili Maldives received the prestigious White award Awards as the best honeymoon hotel of 2023. This recognition, received after multiple stages of independent review and careful review by wedding industry experts, highlights the exceptional quality of service, atmosphere and overall experience the resort provides to couples entering this special chapter of their lives.


Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa wins big at Distinguished Haute Grandeur Awards 2023

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives has once again affirmed its position as a beacon of luxury in the hospitality industry by winning the prestigious Haute Grandeur Award for 2023 for:

Best Hideaway Resort (Global), Best Family Resort (Indian Ocean), Best Pool Villa Resort (Indian Ocean)and Best Family Villa (Indian Ocean) – Sultan Beach Residence with Sunset Pool.


The Maldives is the world's leading destination in 2023!

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) is proud to announce this monumental achievement: Maldives has become a leading destination in the world at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023. The Maldives received this prestigious recognition for the fourth year in a row against stiff competition from 17 renowned destinations around the world, including Dubai, Indonesia,

Greenland wins bronze at Wanderlust's Travel Awards

Greenland was awarded a Bronze Award in the Desired New Destination category at the 22nd Annual Reader Travel Awards, hosted by Wanderlust, presenter a British travel magazine renowned for its extensive coverage and history.

The ceremony took place at the British Museum in London on October 7, 2023, where Greenland's recognition was a significant achievement on this internationally recognized

Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center Announces Winners of Kanz Al Jeel Award 2023

This year's Kanz Al-Jil Prize saw a significant increase in the number of applications, with a total of 264 entries across six categories, with nominees coming from 27 countries, including 17 Arab countries and 10 other countries.

In the Art category, Jordanian artist Muntasir Fathi won for his work entitled “Fiha Zahat Al Anwar” (“The Lights Bloomed in Her”), which creatively combines

Kurumba Maldives receives Gold certification in accordance with the global Green Growth 2050 standard

Kurumba Maldives is proud to announce that it has received a gold certificate with a compliance score of 80.40% from Green Growth 2050. This achievement represents a significant improvement over the resort's previous Silver certification, confirming its commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible tourism.

Global Green Standard Growth 2050 is based on a range of internationally

Fushifaru received the "Hotel of the Year" award at the LUXE Global Awards 2023

Fushifaru Maldives, 5-star boutique resort Lhaviyani Atoll is celebrating winning multiple awards, including Hotel of the Year at the LUXE Global Awards. These awards recognize Fushifaru's outstanding hospitality, exceptional service and commitment to creating special experiences and unforgettable memories for travelers around the world.

Fushifaru has successfully won numerous other awards,

Kangaroo Island named one of the world's top travel destinations

Kangaroo Island has been named one of the best places to visit in the world and is the only Australian destination to make the cut list. Kangaroo Island, ranked second in global travel agency Lonely Planet's Best Regions of 2024 list, is recognized as a leading ecotourism destination offering unique local produce, rich local wildlife, nature experiences and some of the most pristine beaches in the

Maldives wins four prestigious WTA Indian Ocean 2023 titles

Marketing and Public Relations Corporation Maldives (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) is pleased to announce that the Maldives has achieved remarkable success in the Indian Ocean category at World Travel Awards (WTA), receiving four prestigious awards. The awards were presented at the renowned World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean gala held at the world famous Atlantis The Royal Hotel in Dubai on

Qatar Tourism names the Qatar Tourism Awards jury

Qatar Tourism has announced a seven-member jury for the inaugural Qatar Tourism Awards. The highly anticipated awards recognize organizations that consistently deliver exceptional travel experiences.

The Commission is responsible for carefully reviewing travel companies that excel in three main categories: cultural experiences, smart solutions and service excellence, each highlighting

Dusit Thani Maldives wins three top awards at The World Luxury Awards 2023

Following the victory in the top three resorts of the Indian Ocean at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award for 2023, Dusit Thani Maldives wins three categories at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2023.

Dusit Thani Maldives wins Best Luxury Beach Resort ( including Luxury Beach Resort, Luxury Island Resort and Luxury Sustainable Resort), Best Luxury Spa (including

Only this resort in Aruba received the highest award from Condé Nast Traveler

The voting has already been completed, and Condé Nast Traveler has awarded Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort at Aruba with the 2023 Readers' Choice Award. Every year, the global tourism company presents its prestigious awards among the main symbols and recognition of outstanding achievements in the tourism sector.

This year, Bucuti & Tara climbed 9 positions and took 28th place in the