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World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016

Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of industry leaders in attendance.


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Best In Travel Magazine Issue 36 // March 2016

Best in Travel Magazine 36 - The World Edition out now

It's not often that one can say 'the world is their oyster', but for this edition of Best In Travel that's exactly what it was. On the heels of the recent 22nd annual World Travel Awards, where the best of the best in the hospitality industry were crowned, we zoom out all the way and assess the results and take a closer look at some of the winners.


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2016 regional nominees unveiled

World Travel Awards has revealed the nominees for its Grand Tour 2016, with thousands of hospitality leaders from across the globe in the running for the prestigious titles.


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Entries open for 23rd annual World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards has begun the self-nomination process for entrants wishing to participate in the Grand Tour 2016.


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World Travel Awards hails success of Grand Tour 2015

World Travel Awards is celebrating the successful conclusion of the Grand Tour 2015, having once again completed its mission to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry.


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World Travel Awards lands in Morocco ahead of Grand Final 2015

World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 winners revealed

Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has been awarded the title of World’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015. The award presentations were the highlight of the red carpet event which welcomed over 300 industry leaders from around the globe to the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.


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Upcoming Events


World Travel Award Upcoming Event

Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

Where: Lima, Peru
When: Friday, 1st July 2016
Venue: Swissotel Lima

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Visit our Winners' Area to find out how you can further promote your success and excellence as a World Travel Awards winner.

In The News

SABC: The African leg of the World Travel Awards in Tanzania
15th April 2016
Dozens of South African businesses met in Tanzania over the weekend to compete in the the African leg of the World Travel Awards, against other hotels, airlines, and tourist attractions from across the continent. Tourism to Africa has quadrupled over the last fifteen years and now supplies more than 20 million jobs - but the industry has suffered over the last year. Our correspondent Lucy Taylor reports from the awards in the East African isles of Zanzibar.

CCTV Africa: Kenya scoops awards, Zanzibar gains publicity at the World Travel Awards
15th April 2016
The East African island of Zanzibar has been hosting the coveted World Travel Awards in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro won Africa's tourism attraction of the year, while the Masai Mara won National Park of the year. But as Dan Ashby reports, it may be Zanzibar itself that gains the most.

World Travel Awards honour the Durban ICC for the 15th time
14th April 2016
The Durban International Convention Centre has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” at the World Travel Awards once again! The award was conveyed at a dazzling red carpet event at the Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania on Saturday evening.

Jumeirah Vittaveli voted ‘Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort’
14th April 2016
Jumeirah Vittaveli has won the World Travel Award 2016 for ‘Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort’ at the Africa and Indian Ocean gala evening in Zanzibar.

Cape Town's Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa’s Leading City Hotel
14th April 2016
The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, is situated on the corner of Loop and Pepper Streets in Cape Town. It was named Africa’s Leading City Hotel at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, held in Zanzibar.

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