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In the News 2021

Forbes: Privacy Is The New Luxury At Casa De Campo

20 January 2021
Want to know how to social-distance in the most luxurious way? You can do it in one of the exclusive villas at Casa de Campo, one of the world’s best resorts located on 7,000 acres of land in the Dominican Republic. Casa de Campo has won awards too numerous to mention, including 2020 kudos from the World Travel Awards, as the world’s leading luxury sports and villa resort.
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Manila Bulletin: Diving to boost tourism recovery – Puyat

20 January 2021
As the country’s tourism slowly recovers from the effects the COVID-19 crisis, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat sees dive tourism as a boost in the recovery efforts of the hardest hit sector. Last year, the Philippines won as the World’s Leading Dive Destination in the 27th World Travel Awards, beating other favorites like Maldives, Fiji, and Mexico.
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Travel Pulse: Aurora Expedition Opens Pre-Registration for 2022-23 Antarctic Voyages

19 January 2021
Aurora Expeditions, which received record bookings for its 2022 Arctic and global season, has opened pre-registration for its Antarctic 2022-23 itineraries. In 2020, Aurora Expeditions received the World’s Leading Polar Expedition award at World Travel Awards.
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Simple Flying: British Airways Completes Rollout Of ‘World Leading’ Inflight Internet

18 January 2021
The European Aviation Network (EAN) rollout has been completed on the British Airways short-haul fleet. This has seen its entire Airbus narrowbody fleet equipped with Inmarsat’s EAN technology. As well as this, Inmarsat has been named the ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the fourth year in a row at the World Travel Awards 2020.
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Travel Daily Media: Dive tourism is Philippine’s ace in the back pocket

18 January 2021
With more than 300 dive sites, some of which are recognised globally, dive tourism can boost the industry’s recovery. Attesting to its underwater beauty, the Philippines won as the World’s Leading Dive Destination in the 27th World Travel Awards.
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Philstar Global: DOT optimistic on dive tourism

17 January 2021
The Department of Tourism (DOT) remains optimistic about the country’s dive tourism, driven by its many offerings to divers. The Philippines was named as the world’s leading dive destination at the World Travel Awards in November last year.
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Georgia Today: GM of Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate: It's Time to Reinvent the Way Hotels Attract Guests

15 January 2021
In an interview with GEORGIA TODAY, Elene Otarashvili, the General Manager of Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate, and the founding partner and board member of the Georgian Business Tourism Association (GBTA) talks about the changes they had to enforce throughout the pandemic, and sends out a few reassuring positive messages. At the World Travel Awards, one of the most prestigious competitions in the global tourism industry, the Radisson Collection Tsinandali estate won ‘Georgia’s Leading Hotel 2020.’
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Arabian Aerospace: Inmarsat named 'World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider'

12 January 2021
Inmarsat has been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the fourth year in a row at the World Travel Awards 2020.
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The Spirit Business: Top 10 spirits marketing moves in December 2020

11 January 2021
Irish whiskey brand Jameson was given the title of World’s Leading Distillery Tour for the third year running in recognition of its Bow Street experience.
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Alaska Reporter: World Travel Awards 2020 winning Seychelles resort leads the way in sustainability and green tourism

7 January 2021
Ready to travel away from the troubles of 2020 and escape to sheer paradise? Let’s face it, after the past twelve months we all deserve a break, and the more luxurious, the better. In 2020, the resort was recognised for its efforts with the World Travel Award for being the Seychelles Leading Green Resort.
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Hospitality & Catering News: The Belfry announce Chris Eigelaar Resort General Manager

7 January 2021
The Belfry has announced Chris Eigelaar’s promotion to Resort General Manager. The Belfry Hotel & Resort was recently announced as the venue for the much-anticipated Betfred British Masters 2021, and was recently awarded for its high-quality facilities and exceptionally high standard of service, as it retained its position as the World’s Best Golf Hotel, England’s Best Golf Hotel and England’s Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards, and England’s Leading Resort and England’s Leading Conference Hotel at the World Travel Awards.
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Vietnam Plus: With COVID-19 under control, Vietnam's tourism sector banks on domestic travel

6 January 2021
Vietnam will continue to use flexible measures to stimulate the domestic tourism market as international borders remain shut due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a top tourism official has said. Also according to Hung, in 2020, Vietnam was honoured as Asia’s leading heritage, cultural, and culinary destination at the World Travel Awards 2020, dubbed the travel industry’s Oscars, which helped raise the profile of Vietnam in the market even more.
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All Africa: Tanzania: Tourism Trend Rosy in Numbers Country

5 January 2021
The World Travel Awards (WTA) voted Serengeti National Park as the leading national park in Africa, in a meeting that was held in Mauritius. The previous year award was from the SafariBookings.com. Others were Thanda Island in Africa's Leading Luxury Island category and the Port of Dar es Salaam in Africa's Leading Cruise Port category. The WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
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This Day Live: Transcorp Hilton: Redefining Leisure

5 January 2021
On the back of winning four awards at the 2020 World Travel Awards; Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite), as well as Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year, Transcorp Hilton Abuja has focused on becoming the choice destination for leisure in Abuja.
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150sec: Europe’s ‘first’ digital nomad village to open in Portugal in February

5 January 2021
Some places around the globe have carved out such a special place in the hearts and minds of people in the digital nomad world that they are effortlessly associated with the best work-travel experience. Madeira, for the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time since its first participation, was recently crowned Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2020 at the World Travel Awards, which is regarded as the travel industry’s most prestigious awards program.
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GTP Headlines: DayTrip4U Named World’s Leading Tours & Activities Website at WTA 2020

4 January 2021
Cyprus-based online travel agency DayTrip4U has been honored as the “World’s Leading Tours & Activities Website” for 2020 at the 27th World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Oberserver Research Foundation: Blue Economy in 2021: Perspectives from Seychelles

4 January 2021
Seychelles will need to focus intensely on re-building its economy by creating, rejuvenating, and upscaling the country’s outlined Blue Economy sectors. Port Victoria has become a key player in supporting various BE activities in the country. Notably, it secured the title of Indian Ocean Leading Cruise Port conferred by the World Travel Awards for the eighth year running in 2020.
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Jamaicans: Top 10 Jamaican Business Stories of 2020

31 December 2020
Jamaica was a big winner at the 2020 Travel Awards gala celebration held in the Bahamas, taking home the title of the Caribbean’s top destination for the 15th season in a row. The Jamaica Tourist Board was named the region’s leading Tourist Board for the 13th consecutive year. In addition to the World Travel Awards, Jamaica has also received the top destination in the Caribbean title for 2020 from CNN, Bloomberg, and Forbes.
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