The Maldives has been selected as the best seven-star destination on the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards that took place on the October 6 at the Capsis Out of the Blue Elite Resort in Crete, Greece. It is worth noting that the archipelago competed head-on with world-class destinations such as Seychelles, Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius to win the Seal of excellence, known as the Signum Virtutis, in the seven-star Destination category. The award was received by the Maldives ambassador Switzerland, Dr Hala Hameed who represented the country. This was the third time the title has been awarded to the Maldives after the years 2013 and 2014. The Maldives already being a world-class destination, securing this award will enhance the image of the destination bringing in more tourists for the coming years. Many believe that the nation’s beauty and the composition of luxury Maldives resorts the likes of Baros Maldives along with many others paved the way for the award.