Mauritius bags four awards at the 27th edition of the World Travel awards (WTA): Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Wedding Destination 2020 and Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination. WTA is regarded as the most prestigious awards of the global tourism and travel industry. Results were announced online this week based on votes cast by travel industry professionals and the public.


In a statement the WTA stated that “the lush forests, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife and palm-fringed beaches of Mauritius helped it lift the title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination”.

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority was named Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board for the third year running.

Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, stated: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”

This year has been unprecedented and particularly challenging for the global tourism. Mauritius is upholding strict measures to ensure the sanitary safety of both visitors and Mauritian nationals.

Awards that came to Mauritius:

Destination
Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020
Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Destination 2020
Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020
Indian Ocean’s Leading Wedding Destination 2020

Tourism Board
Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board 2020

Airline
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand 2020
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2020
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2020

Airport
Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport 2020 – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Hotel
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020 – Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2020 – Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand 2020 – Constance Hotels & Resorts