Aviation & Transport
Leading Airline (International Airline)
International Airlines scheduled or chartered flights arriving / arrived to Maldives during the period 1st September 2011 - 1 September 2012.
Leading Domestic Airport
Domestic Airports established in the Maldives who have catered for the tourists with sufficient facilities and services.
Leading Luxury Hotel
The hotel should operate within a luxury niche market and service delivery should be of a high quality. This is applicable to the Hotels based in Male’, Addu City and at International Airports (GAN International Airport and GMR Ibrahim Nasir International Airport).
Leading Business Hotel
The hotel should deliver business facilities and services. This is applicable to Hotels with easy access from International airports (maximum reach of 30 minutes) with convention / meeting facilities for minimum 100 – 150 pax.
Leading Budget Hotel
The hotel should deliver acceptable service with ac / non ac accommodation and with a reasonable price which are competitive for Budget Travelers. The Hotel also should have minimum catering facility / café or restaurant for the inhouse guests.
Leading Beach Resort
The resort should not be part of an inhabited island. The resort should have a beach inclusive of Beach Front Rooms and F&B Facilities located on the beach.
Leading Luxury Resort
A Luxury Resort operating within the luxury niche and the service delivery should be of a high quality.
Leading Dive Resort
The Resort should have exclusive scuba diving facilities and conducting diving courses. In addition, the resort should be promoting as a Dive Resort with facilities of Day and Night Dives with minimum PADI / SSI 3 Dive Masters and 2 Instructors as in-house staff. The resort should also have emergency facilities and services to cater for diving accidents.
Leading Surf Resort
The Resort should have exclusive service providing trips to surf breaks on daily schedule. In addition, the resort should be promoting as a Surf Resort with facilities and minimum 3 - 4 Surf Guides / Instructors as in-house staff. The resort should also have emergency facilities and services to cater for surfing accidents.
Leading Eco Resort
The Resort should have records of Programs, services, facilities and initiatives on promoting and encouraging eco-tourism.
Leading Family Resort
The Resort should facilities, programs and services specialized for families. Eg. Family bungalows, interconnecting rooms, baby sitters, child care centers, specialized food for children, entertainment for families travelling with children.
Leading Private Island
The Private Island should have exclusive transport facility to the Island, and should be with most exclusive facilities, maximum 6 – 8 rooms and services with minimal number of staff.
Most Supportive Resort
This category is nominated by the members of MATATO based on the services which they have received from the resorts.
Most Romantic Resort
The Resort should have exclusive services and facilities to the highest standard for Honeymooners and with the services of wedding ceremonies and arrangements.
Leading Meetings & Conference Center
This can be a specific conventional and meeting facility close to a hotel.
Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel / Resort
Hotels and Resorts with conventional facility for minimum 150 to 300 people and with the capacity to accommodate the number of participants.
Leading Wellness & Spa Brand
A brand with the highest standard of facilities and services catered under the same brand in minimum 2 resorts / hotels in Maldives.
Leading Wellness & Spa Resort
A resort with the highest standard of wellness / spa facility and service including minimum 10 to 20 professional staff.
Leading Cruise Brand
A brand with catering under the same name in with minimum 2 liveaboards / Safaris in the Maldives.
A cruiser with the highest standard of facilities and service providing services for individuals and on charter basis for clients. (Cruisers based on resorts are not applicable for this category)
Leading Liveaboard Website
A Website with most comprehensive information of Liveaboard / s and most updated information with easy navigations and friendly use.
Leading Hotel Website
A Website with most comprehensive information of Hotel/s and most updated information with easy navigations and friendly use.
Leading Resort Website
A Website with most comprehensive information of Resort/s and most updated information with easy navigations and friendly use.
Leading Travel Technology Provider
This category is exclusively for technology service providers for the hospitality industry of Maldives having its business serving to the industry or having its business registered in the Maldives. (Software’s, / hardware’s / Services)