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Posted in Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 25, 2008

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Maldives nominated many awards at WTA

Posted in News, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 24, 2008

Destination Maldives together with the Maldives resorts and companies have been nominated in the 15th World Travel Awards (WTA) regional ceremony to be held in Abu Dhabi during October 2008. This year’s nominees for the Indian Ocean have been announced in the World Travel Awards website where by the nominees will be given awards based on the voting’s by travel agents worldwide. Maldives has the highest number of nominees in the Indian Ocean category, where 20 Maldives resorts and companies are competing in 10 categories.

According to Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) Maldives has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, whilst Male’ International Airport has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport. In addition to the above, the following resorts and companies have been nominated.

Dhoni Mighili and Maafushi (The Rania Experience, Maldives) was nominated in the Indian Ocean Leading Boutique Hotel category and Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa in the Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort category. Angsana Resort & Spa and Banyan Tree Maldives was nominated in the Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort category. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Soneva Gili, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, was nominated as Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel category.

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, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Huvafen Fushi, Kurumba, Soneva Gili, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa were nominated as Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort category. In the Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort category Baros, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, Huvafen Fushi, Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Spa & Resort & Marina and Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, was nominated. Go Maldives, Vermillion International and Inner Maldives Holidays was nominated in the Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency category.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars”, the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. The winners of the World Travel Awards are based on thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe.

Voting for this year’s Indian Ocean Awards is open until 21st July 2008. Votes can be casted by registering and logging into the voting system available at world travel awards. Last year Maldives won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destinations Award and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destinations Award. MTPB also won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist and Visitor Bureau Award and Maldives Tourism industry won awards in many categories.

– Indian Ocean – Nominees 2008, here
– Voting 2008, here

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Majeedhiyya celebrates its 81st anniversary

Posted in News, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 20, 2008

Here are some shots of yesterday’s event… taken from high above…!

National Film Awards 5

Posted in News, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 13, 2008

The Winners of the 5th National Film Awards were revealed and presentations were given at a special ceremony held at Alimas Ufa Carnival last night. The best actor in the feature film category was awarded to Mr. Yousuf Shafeeu (Yuppe). Yuppe was the recipient of the best actor award in the feature film award last year as well. The best actress was Ms. Marium Afeefa. Both the stars were chosen for their outstanding performances in the film “Vaa Loabi Egeynama”(If you knew how much I love you).

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