Mauritius bags four awards at the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) namely ‘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 (MTPA) 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 global tourism. Mauritius is upholding strict measures to ensure the sanitary safety of both visitors and Mauritian nationals.