World Travel Awards honours Maldives with top Indian Ocean prizes | News

first_img– Advertisement – OlderNew ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector Maldives enjoyed a strong showing in the hospitality sector. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, home to the world’s first underwater villa, lifted the title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel’, while Vakkaru Maldives, with its unique take on luxury, picked up ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort’, and Kurumba Maldives won ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort’.New arrival on the region’s luxury hospitality scene, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, was voted ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort’. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa claimed ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort’ and Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar declared ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort’.- Advertisement – Winners include Maldives, which cemented its reputation as the definitive secluded sanctuary to win ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination’. Meanwhile the lush forests, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife and palm-fringed beaches of Mauritius helped it lift ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’. The mystical island of Madagascar was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Destination’, whilst Reunion Island was heralded ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Nature Destination’.- Advertisement –center_img In the aviation sector, Air Seychelles lifted ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’, while ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport’ went to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the Indian Ocean’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “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.”Other winners include Constance Hotels & Resorts (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand); Cunard (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Line’); Simply Maldives Holidays (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency’); The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort’); Seychelles Travel (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Tour Operator’); and Hey Hey Maldives (‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator’).More InformationFor a full list of winners, head over the official website.World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about World Travel Awards, take a look here. World Travel Awards has unveiled its Indian Ocean 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Indian Ocean Winners Day.The global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism will also reveal its global title holders later this month during the Grand Final. – Advertisement –last_img read more

When Syracuse shoots 12 or more times, it will beat you

first_img Published on September 21, 2017 at 12:13 am Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse needed offense. Up one, and having not recording a shot for more than 20 minutes, Kate Hostage came down the field and fired a quick shot high over the net. Harvard was threatening to pull even in a Sept. 10 game at SU soccer stadium. In the next minute, Sydney Brackett fired another one, and then another one, high over the net from the left side of the field.“You don’t score if you don’t shoot,” Brackett said. “You have to have a short memory, you’re going to get another chance.”Though none of the three shots scored, SU’s pressure held off the Crimson. The shots were No. 11, 12, and 13 respectively for Syracuse (5-2-1) that day. In all five of the Orange’s wins, SU has surpassed the 12-shot mark. In its two losses, it has fell below that mark. It has averaged 13 shots per game this season, almost two more than last.“We got more numbers in the attack,” head coach Phil Wheddon said. “The hope is, in using our system, we generate more shots, more goals, more opportunities.”The outcomes of some of Syracuse’s tougher games on its schedule have been products of the number of shots it puts up. The Orange beat Harvard, 1-0, when it attempted 13 shots. Against Florida, Syracuse managed only six shots. After tying the game in the 24th minute, SU did not generate enough offense to respond to Florida’s next attack, falling, 2-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWheddon mentioned the team’s shot numbers have been higher based on the competition it has faced in the nonconference schedule. But he intimated that shots don’t necessarily tell the whole story. To provide context for what Syracuse should expect in its ACC schedule, he referenced a game between North Carolina State and Virginia, where the Cavaliers outshot the Wolfpack 20-to-5, but the teams finished tied without a goal.Wheddon referenced “personnel” multiple times as a reason for why the offense has been so effective this year, saying there is not one designated goal-scorer so far.“We have multiple attacking threats,” Wheddon said after the game against Harvard. “We’re more sophisticated in our final third.”After a game at Harvard, in which Syracuse’s only offense came from a Crimson own goal, the Orange knows more shots could produce more goals. Kate Hostage, who was standing closest for the Harvard goal, said she believes the goal was forced because of pressure on the opposing goalkeeper to make a clearance in a tight space.Though the increased offense has been a key, Brackett said she doesn’t feel fixating on a number is not the best way to play smart.“I’m not going to rely on a number,” Brackett said. “On the day (of a game), I show up and take as many shots as I can.”Syracuse now enters its toughest stretch of the season. Six of its final 10 opponents are ranked among the top 25 teams nationally, the part of the schedule that Wheddon alluded to about competition in the non-conference slate.While the shots may waver, Brackett said SU will continue its attacking style with the ball as competition increases.“Based on the nature of the game there’s no need to hold the ball,” Brackett said. “We’re an attacking-mentality team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more