Release Date: 4 December 2023
The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) is proud to announce our achievement at the World Travel Awards 2023—the title of World’s Leading Tourist Board for the second consecutive year. This accolade stands as a testament to MMPRC's dedication to promoting the Maldives as the premier global tourist destination. We earned this award amidst a competitive landscape featuring 25 nominees including Dubai Tourism, Philippines Department of Tourism, Tourism Malaysia, and VisitBritain among others. MMPRC's consistent excellence and impactful initiatives set us apart from the competition, securing this globally-esteemed recognition for the second year in a row.
The year 2023 witnessed monumental milestones that underscored MMPRC’s steadfast commitment to tourism promotion. A total of 348 promotional activities were undertaken by 23rd November 2023, accumulating a total reach of over 4,534,603,078. This significantly bolstered the Maldives' visibility as the ultimate tourist destination across continents. A pivotal milestone was the resounding success of the Visit Maldives Storytellers’ Conference 2023, a major campaign that served as a distinguished platform, elegantly showcasing the Maldives' rich cultural heritage and natural allure with clever use of the Maldives’ special ‘Redefining MICE’ offerings, all creatively delivered within a sustainably-minded concept. The activity captivated global audiences and exemplified MMPRC's dedication to authentic storytelling and compelling marketing strategies. This win signifies the collective effort of our supporters worldwide who value MMPRC’s dynamic marketing efforts in promoting the Maldives by voting for us.
MMPRC is the national tourist board of the Maldives, mandated with all the promotional and marketing activities of the Maldives as a tourist destination. We promote the Maldives brand across key global markets through a comprehensive 360-degree marketing approach encompassing travel trade shows, media campaigns, digital marketing, and collaborative engagements with stakeholders. With a group of passionate marketing professionals committed to nurturing the Maldives brand identity, MMPRC aspires for the Maldives to be the world's most sought-after holiday destination, embodying timeless appeal.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are the most prestigious honours program in the global travel and tourism industry, recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. The selection of winners is carried out by a voting system consisting of qualified travel professionals working in the travel and tourism industry along with consumer buyers.
The Maldives won the two most prestigious titles at the event held at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab on the 1st of December 2023. We secured the title of World’s Leading Destination 2023 in addition to MMPRC winning the title of World’s Leading Tourist Board. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Maldives has won the world’s most prestigious tourism industry title. The Maldives also received the newly introduced Global Tourism Resilience Award at this event, given to the five leading destinations and countries for strategically building capacity to recover swiftly and thrive after disruptions.
For further information, please contact
Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation – PR Representative in Southeast Asia
Pacific World Travel Sdn Bhd
Suite 1001, Level 10, Wisma Lim Foo Yong,
86 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2141 3899 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org