MATATO, GAM partners up for Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) have signed an agreement with Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM) to bring MATATO Travel Awards Guesthouse Edition.

MATATO said this agreement would allow for better participation from guesthouses for the Edition. MATATO also noted that they will collaborate with GAM to bring forth a more well-rounded Awards.

‘Guesthouses play a vital role in tourism. MATATO introduced the Guesthouse Edition to recognize the work carried out by the Guesthouses. We are pleased to partner up with GAM for the Awards,’ MATATO President Abdullah Ghiyas Riyaz said.

The MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2018 Guesthouse Edition is the first event of the Travel Awards for the year. MATATO reported that nominations can be made for 15 categories this year. Nominations can be made through MATATO’s website and will be open for nominations until the 15th of this month.

MATAO added that final list of nominees will be announced on the first week of June, with a two-month voting period.

Guesthouse Edition will be held in the first week of August. Winners will be judged based on 60 percent of votes and 40 percent on the ranking for that property on Trip Advisor.

Categories under the Guesthouse Edition:
Guesthouse Category:

  • Leading Guesthouse
  • Leading Guesthouse – Food and Beverage
  • Leading Guesthouse – Diving and Watersports
  • Leading Guesthouse – Eco-Friendliness
  • Leading Guesthouse – Heritage
  • Leading Guesthouse – Adventures
  • Most Innovative Guesthouse Concept
  • Island, Brand and Service Category:

  • Leading Guesthouse Brand
  • Leading Transport Service Providers
  • Leading Guesthouse Island
  • Leading Beach Island
  • Awards Given by MATATAO:

  • Leading Business Development Partner for the Guesthouse Industry
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Most Supportive Guesthouse

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