Maya’s grandeur tri­umphs in the ME

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In a bid to recog­nise the hard work of tourism stal­warts and en­cour­age new tal­ents in the in­dus­try in the Mid­dle East, Durga Das Pub­li­ca­tions or­gan­ised the first Ara­bian Travel Awards on July 4, 2017. The daz­zling night of glitz and glam­our took place at the JW Mar­riott Deira in Dubai, which wit­nessed over 150 travel, tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity part­ners from the Mid­dle East con­verge on one sin­gle plat­form for a for­mal black-tie event.

The award stat­uette ‘Maya’ were given away by Guest of Hon­our Dr. Tanushree Pandey,

Gladrags Mrs.In­dia, Sumeera

Bahl, Di­rec­tor, Durga Das Pub­li­ca­tions Mid­dle East and the SanJeet, Mentor, Ara­bian Travel Awards.

Kul­want Singh, Founder and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Lama Tours, was de­clared ‘Face of the Fu­ture’ the high­est award of the evening, whilst Lak­shmi Du­rai, CEO, Travel Ma­trix won the ‘Best Cruise Pro­fes­sional’ award. The awards were di­vided into four cat­e­gories: Per­sonal Awards, Busi­ness Awards, Trend­ing Awards and Part­ner Awards. Th­ese in­clude awards for Best Busi­ness Ho­tel, Best Fam­ily Friendly Ho­tel, Best City Ho­tel, Best Green Ho­tel, Best Leisure Ho­tel, Best Des­ti­na­tion Man­age­ment Com­pany, Best Ho­tel Apart­ments, Best B2B Travel Por­tal, and Best Lux­ury Ho­tel to name a few. (For de­tailed cov­er­age, read Ara­bian Travel Awards sup­ple­ment)

(L-R): Sumeera Bahl, Shaji Thomas, SanJeet, Matthew Pow­ell, Ankush Ni­jhawan, Dr. Tanushree Pandey, Do­minic Sherry, Gun­jan Sabikhi and Mel­win D’Silva

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