In the News 2017



World Travel Awards puts final touches to Asia & Australasia preparations

24 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards puts final touches to Asia & Australasia preparations.
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Make like the Matthews and catch a flight to French Polynesia

23 May 2017 - World Travel News
Wondering where to holiday this summer? Why not follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa, 33, and her new husband James Matthews - brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer - and head to The Brando, a #luxury resort on the private French Polynesian island of Tetiaroa.
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Spectacular entertainment confirmed for World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

23 May 2017 - World Travel News
Jeresa Gao and Lin Quan – both hugely experienced hosts and presenters – have been announced as comperes of the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, which will take place in China’s commercial capital at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on Sunday 4th June 2017.
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World Travel Awards partners with SriLankan Airlines ahead of Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

22 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
SriLankan Airlines has been announced as the airline sponsor of World Travel Awards’ upcoming Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Meet the four most beautiful beaches in Galapagos

11 May 2017 - Makia
Ecuador has a unique treasure in The Galapagos Islands, which have well deserved the name of the Encantadas. This natural setting has unique conditions in the world for its biodiversity and its beautiful beaches.
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Geneva nominated as Europe’s leading break destination at the World Travel Awards

10 May 2017 - ITCM
Geneva has been nominated by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), for the 2017 European’s Leading Destination Award as well as the European’s Leading City Break Destination Award - regarded as the “Tourism Oscars” in the industry.
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Plett in line for award

9 May 2017 - Herald Live
Plettenberg Bay has once again received a nomination in the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, the eighth time Plett has been nominated for this prestigious honour.
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Peru this week

4 May 2017 - Living in Peru
Peru nominated 41 times for World Travel Awards.
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Las Colinas Golf & Country Club seeking top crown in Spain for the third year running

28 April 2017 - ITCM
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has been recognised at the World Travel Awards 2017 with nominations in no less than three separate categories.
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Cork's Spike Island nominated for World Travel Award

28 April 2017 - The Irish News
The Republic's Spike Island has been nominated for Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017.
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Ireland has landed a whole host of nominations for the prestigious World Travel Awards

28 April 2017 - Joe
And with a reputation for tourism like Ireland does, why wouldn’t we?
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Ireland Scoops Multiple Nominations In 2017 World Travel Awards

27 April 2017 - Hospitality Ireland
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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Spike Island nominated for ‘Oscars’ of travel industry

27 April 2017 - Irish Times
Former prison goes up against Buckingham Palace and The Eiffel Tower in World Travel Awards.
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Pegasus launches five new destinations in Russia and the UAE

27 April 2017 - World Travel News
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.
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Spike Island nominated for world tourism Oscar

27 April 2017 - Irish Examiner
Spike Island, Ireland’s equivalent of Alcatraz, has been nominated as one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions in the prestigious World Travel Awards.
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Mary Rose Museum nominated for multiple awards

25 April 2017 - Teamlocals.co.uk
The Mary Rose Museum, one of the UK’s foremost historical destinations dedicated to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history, has been nominated for multiple awards in recognition of its place as one of the leading museums in the UK.
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World Travel Awards is holding the Indian Ocean Ceremony by Sun Aqu Vilu Reef

25 April 2017 - Eat Vacation
The astonishing Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, in Maldives, will host the prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017, as revealed by World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Spotlight on Dubai

24 April 2017 - World Travel News
The kingdom of bling is back in the headlines once again.
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The magic of the Maldives

20 April 2017 - World Travel News
The Indian Ocean paradise has enticed everyone who is anyone.
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Shop like a sheikh

19 April 2017 - Discover Dubai
New malls to open in Dubai by 2020.
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It’s true: Spandeau Ballet star Martin Kemp makes movie magic with schoolgirl after seeing her homemade holiday video

11 April 2017 - World Travel News
Schoolgirl and budding movie-maker Beth Ward is making her cinema debut – after ex Eastenders actor Martin #Kemp transformed her family #holiday video into a professional short film.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Olga Rodellar, company director, Habitat Apartments

3 April 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Home to tourist apartments across some of Europe’s, Habitat Apartments last year took the title of Spain’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive time at the World Travel Awards.
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Ecuador has 36 nominations at the World Travel Awards 2017

29 March 2017 - Travel Mole
The Oscar of the tourism industry has announced its nominees for the World Travel Award 2017. This year, Ecuador is competing in several categories with a total of 36 nominations.
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Russia visa free

24 March 2017 - World Travel News
Visa-free visits of up to 72 hours for passengers arriving in St Petersburg by plane, could soon be possible.
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Best beaches in the world announced by TripAdvisor

21 March 2017 - World Travel News
Pack the sunnies and get going
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It’s all about the Mexican Riviera Maya

17 March 2017 - World Travel News
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2017.
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Chile postulates as Best Destination of Tourism Adventure of Latin America

16 March 2017 - Turismo Chile
For the third consecutive year, Chile is nominated for the World Travel Awards in the category of Best Destination for Adventure Tourism in Latin America, an annual event in which thousands of experts and people from around the world vote for the best travel destinations.
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Forte Village, Europe's leading Resort

16 March 2017 - Discover Sardinia
Today, we’re throwing it back to the 2016 World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony and the amazing Forte Village Resort, who picked up six awards:
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Prince Harry’s visit a plus for Jamaica

9 March 2017 - Jamaica Observer
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett on Tuesday noted that the private visit by Prince Harry and American Actress Megan Markel to Jamaica for the wedding of his close friend Tom Inskip reinforces the country’s premier status as a world-leading wedding destination.
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World Travel Awards win drives UK guests to visit Geneva

2 March 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The number of UK tourists visiting Geneva last year rose 2.9 per cent, in comparison to the same period in 2015, official figures showed.
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ART Rotana wins big with globally recognized luxury awards

26 February 2017 - Albawaba Business
Art inspired hotel hailed as ‘Bahrain’s Leading Hotel’ by the World Travel Awards.
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Habtoor Grand Resort wins top honors at 2016 World Travel Awards

21 February 2017 - Benzinga
Dubai resort named 'World's Leading MICE Resort' at prestigious global travel and tourism event.
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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai to host WTA Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

18 February 2017 - eGlobal
World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

16 February 2017 - ColomboPage
Sri Lanka's National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines, adds yet another accolade.
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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

15 February 2017 - Hospitalitynet
World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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Oman Air wins ‘Best Arab Air Carrier Supporting Arab Tourism’ award

9 February 2017 - Arab News
Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins.
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St Regis Dubai gets top recognition at WTA Grand Final

2 February 2017 - Trade Arabia Business News Information
The St. Regis Dubai has claimed the “World's Leading New Hotel 2016” award at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony which took place at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives.
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Dubai wins prestigious awards recognising its world class events offerings

31 January 2017 - Government of Dubai
Dubai named 2016 World Festival and Event City by IFEA and World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination - by World Travel Awards, while Dubai Calendar App wins Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award.
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