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1 November 2011 - SB Wire

Kurumba Maldives ( does Universal Resorts proud again by wining for the second year in a row, the “Maldives Leading Hotel” title at the recent World Travel Awards 2011.

The World Travel Awards is described as The Oscars of the global Travel & Tourism Industry. - The Awards, described by the Wall Street Journal as the 'Oscars' of the global travel and tourism industry, revealing who are the 'best of the best' in the world.

This 11th World Travel awards ceremony for the Indian Ocean and Africa region was hosted on the 16th September 2011 at the SOHO Square, Sharm el Sheikh, in Egypt.

Attending the awards were the industry’s elite – including government ministers, tourist board chiefs and CEOs of blue-chip travel companies
– travelled from across Africa and the Indian Ocean to attend the glittering gala ceremony, which was headlined by Lebanese music sensation Carole Samaha.

The raft of media in attendance included National Geographic Traveler, Discovery Channel, Newsweek, Weltexpress and Times of India. Nearly 800 senior management and decision makers from the world's travel and tourism industry came together to celebrate their achievements at this star-studded event.

Aside from obtaining the "Maldives Leading Hotel" title for 2010 and 2011, Kurumba Maldives has also walked away with the 3 other awards in 2008, namely the "Indian Ocean's Leading Resort", the "Maldives' Leading Resort" and the "Maldives Leading Spa Resort".

Kurumba Maldives ( is the first Resort in the Maldives and opened in 1972. The same Maldivian owners are still top and center of this resort, nearly 40 years later and have never lost the enthusiasm to be leaders in the tourism industry.

Over the past two years, the resort has been continuously improving and upgrading its products and services based on guests feedback.

Significant changes were made in room designs, food and beverage concepts as well as the recreational activities and entertainment provided within the resort. These changes were also made to keep up-to-date with the current needs of the tourism market. As a result, the resort has received a significant amount of positive feedback from guests as well as favourable reviews on several popular travel forum websites.

Owner of Kurumba Maldives, M.U. Maniku says," Kurumba Maldives has always been a special place for our family and it is the heart and soul of Universal Resorts. We are proud of this achievement and are excited by the continual improvements within the resort, which would help ensure that we stay at the forefront of tourism in the Maldives."

The key areas of Kurumba is that it is convenient, provides choices to a range of markets, has a reputation for friendly service that exceed guests expectations, offers beautiful beaches, a colorful house reef which makes for the hallmark of any great Maldivian Resort.

The full list of winners for the World Travel Awards can be found by logging on to

Source: SB Wire


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