Sri Lanka was recognized as Asia's Leading Destination 2017 during the 24th Annual World Travel Awards including the prestegious "Sri Lanka's Leading Travel Agency 2017" award to Taya Finch.

Reception Cocktail Party at the World Travel Awards 2017

The 24th Annual World Travel Awards 2017 - Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony was held on the 8th of July at the Sun Aqua Vilu Reef in Maldives.

Receiving the World Travel Award

Taya Finch won the coveted "Leading Travel Agency of Sri Lanka 2017" at the World Travel Awards, considered the Oscars of the travel industry. Taya Finch was formed a mere 2 years ago catering to the niche luxury and discerning traveler with the most exclusive properties and unparalleled customer service. Taya Finch prides itself in the level of customization, attention to detail and customer care it provides its clients, known to most as "The Taya Finch Experience"

World Travel award presented to Taya Finch

Receiving the award on behalf of the Taya Finch team was General Manager, Mr. Shaleen Shanthikumar, and Business Development Manager, Mr. Suresh Somasundram presented by the World Travel Awards President & Founder, Graham Cooke.


Asia's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination won by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka received its share of accreditation, having won "Asia's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017" and "Asia's Leading Destination 2017" respectively. Mr. Sutheash Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Ms. Madubhani Perera, Director Marketing, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau receiving their awards from Mr. Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards.

Sri Lanka Airlines winning the Leading Cultural Airline 2017

The night saw Sri Lanka receiving more awards with the title of "Asia's Leading Cultural Airline 2017" and "Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2017" being won by Sri Lankan Airlines, the National Airline Carrier of Sri Lanka which competed with 16 other leading airlines. Mr. Saminda Perera, General Manager Marketing, Sri Lankan Airlines receiving the award from Mr. Chris Frost, Vice President, World Travel Awards.