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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Sun Aqua Vilu Reef to host World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has revealed that the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will host its prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 on the 8th July.

World Travel Awards set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on 9th September.

World Travel Awards 2017 - Who wins? You Decide!

The worldwide voting window for Africa is now open!

Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from around the world are invited to cast their votes for the organisations in Africa that they consider the very best in the business, ahead of World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony. Other regions which are open for voting include Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Europe and the Americas.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards has revealed that Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017. Situated on 12 miles of crystal white sand on Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos will welcome leaders from across the region on Saturday 16th September as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

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.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg revealed as host for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017

Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development will welcome World Travel Awards to Russia for the first time in 2017, with the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the capital of culture.

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.

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


Winners' Area

Winners Area

Congratulations to all our winners!

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

Nominees' Area

Nominees Area

In The News

Ireland has landed a whole host of nominations for the prestigious World Travel Awards
28th April 2017
And with a reputation for tourism like Ireland does, why wouldn’t we?

Spike Island nominated for world tourism Oscar
27th April 2017
Spike Island, Ireland’s equivalent of Alcatraz, has been nominated as one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions in the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Pegasus launches five new destinations in Russia and the UAE
27th April 2017
Pegasus Airlines is launching new B737-800 services from London Stansted to four destinations in Russia plus Abu Dhabi, via its Sabiha Gokcen hub on the Asia side of Istanbul.

Spike Island nominated for ‘Oscars’ of travel industry
27th April 2017
Former prison goes up against Buckingham Palace and The Eiffel Tower in World Travel Awards.

Ireland Scoops Multiple Nominations In 2017 World Travel Awards
27th April 2017
Several of Ireland's most renowned cities, sights and venues are in the running to take home trophies at this year's World Travel Awards.

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