World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. The news comes as the industry leading awards programme begins its 24th year with the launch of the Grand Tour 2017.

World Travel Awards entries now open

Entries open for 24th annual World Travel Awards™

Celebrating our 24th anniversary, World Travel Awards™ is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. In our quest to identify and reward excellence we invite those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in our annual programme.

World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. The Middle Eastern hospitality giant was crowned during a glittering event at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives in front of an audience of over 250 hospitality leaders from around the world.

World Travel Awards Tourism Pioneer

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. The title is a discretionary award, reserved for those few individuals and organisations which can truly be said to have had a transformative impact on global hospitality; those innovators who blaze a trail for others to follow.

St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg wins top title during World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016

World Travel Awards has recognised St Petersburg’s potential for tourism growth, arguing the Russian destination has a bright future on the international hospitality stage. The city earlier claimed the title of the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.

World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016

Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016

Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia's Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 in Vietnam. Hosted by the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the event was attended by 200 hospitality leaders from across the regions.

Dubai leads winners at World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

Voters at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony have recognised Dubai as the Middle East’s Leading Destination during a glittering red-carpet ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai.

Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

Jamaica has been recognised as the Caribbean's Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during a glittering event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe's Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.

Best In Travel Magazine Issue 40 // Latin America Special

Best in Travel Magazine 40 - Latin America Special out now

Within Latin America lie some of the world’s most beautiful and most visited destinations, from bustling metropolises like Lima and Rio de Janeiro to natural wonders like the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands, and ancient sites including Machu Picchu, it’s a region that truly has something for everyone. In this edition of Best In Travel, we showcase Central and South America’s best hotels, resorts, getaways and hidden secrets, the perfect recipe to get you ready for your next trip!

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Quito leads winners at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

Quito Tourism has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the title of Latin America’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Also among the winners at the red carpet event hosted by Swissôtel Lima was PromPerú, recognised by World Travel Awards voters as South America’s Leading Tourist Board for the first time.

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.

Upcoming Events

World Travel Award Upcoming Event

Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017

Where: Shanghai, China
When: Sunday, 4 June 2017
Venue: Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai


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In The News

The Best in African Travel: Word Travel Awards winners
24th October 2016
Every year, the respected World Travel Awards puts together a series of regional Gala Ceremonies from north to south to celebrate and recognise the successes of tourism and hospitality establishments.

World Travel Awards Set For Middle East Gala Ceremony At The St. Regis Dubai
28th September 2016
World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th.

Al Forte Village va in scena il meglio del Mondo
4th September 2016
Tornano i World Travel Awards, i premi più ambiti nel mondo del turismo che saranno assegnati questo fine settimana. L'Italia è già protagonista: la serata di gala sarà al Forte Village, uno dei resort più esclusivi della Sardegna

Ecuador Wins 7 World Travel Awards, Named Greenest Destination
4th July 2016
World travelers and nature lovers are encouraged to visit the Andean nation.

Peru named South America's leading culinary destination in 2016
4th July 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, Peru has been named South America's Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA), heralded by many media as the 'Oscars of the travel industry,' Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva announced on Saturday.

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