… AND THE WINNERS ARE …
(Posted 08th October 2018)
The award ceremony for the 2018 travel Oscars took place last weekend in Durban / South Africa.
During the ceremony were not only the African mainland winners announced but also the winners of the Indian Ocean region with the two award ceremonies combined.
Air Mauritius bagged the most awards for the Indian Ocean region with five in the following categories:
Leading Airline – Business Class
Leading Airline Brand
Leading Airport Lounge
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew
Close rival Air Seychelles, a multiple winner in the past, this year only walked away with one trophy for Leading Airline – Economy Class
The Maldives were named as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, Leading Dive Destination and Leading Destination overall while Mauritius took the honours as leading Honeymoon Destination and as Leading Cruise Destination this year, both countries leaving past favourite Seychelles trailing.
In the respective national ‘league’ did Mauritius with overall 13 awards come second behind the Maldives, which carried home an additional 16 trophies.
The Seychelles took 9 national trophies home, followed by Madagascar with three and Reunion Island with two trophies. Mauritius’ Tourism was also named as the region’s Leading Tourism Board.
The MAIA Luxury Resort in the Seychelles, alongside Constance Hotels, took two awards each as Seychelles’ Leading Boutique Hotel and Leading Luxury Hotel Villa and Leading Family Resort (Constance Ephelia) and Leading Hotel (Constance Lemuria). The Constance Ephelia also took a regional trophy home for being named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort.
The Constance Hotels group notably also bagged three awards for their Mauritius hotels and four Indian Ocean region awards.
The Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort award went to the newly opened Four Seasons Resort on the Seychelles’ island of Desroches.
The full list of awards can be accessed by clicking on the link below: