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In the News 2020

Quequi: Brilla Q. Roo en Los Oscar del Turismo

7 November 2020
El Caribe Mexicano arrasó en los World Travel Awards 2020 al obtener 16 de los reconocimientos otorgados a las principales marcas de viajes y turismo en América Latina, entre los que destaca Destino de Playa Líder en México y América Central, que fue para Tulum.
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RT: Nombran al país ganador de los 'Óscar del turismo' como mejor destino en Europa en 2020

7 November 2020
El prestigioso premio de la industria del turismo World Travel Awards ha elegido este año a Portugal como el mejor destino turístico de este año en el continente europeo.
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Lovin: An Irish hotel has been nominated for Best Honeymoon Resort in Europe

8 October 2020
The folks at the World Travel Awards are aware of how singular honeymoon experiences can be, and have dedicated an entire category to Europe's Leading Honeymoon Resort, and the 2020 nominations are in.
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Stocks Register: Applied UV wins purchase order from Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Resort

28 September 2020
The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Resort includes the Dubai Creek Golf Club, a marina, a residential community, and the award-winning 5 Star Luxury Park Hyatt Hotel. It was voted “World’s Leading Corporate Resort 2019” at the World Travel Awards.
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The South African: Table Mountain cableway nominated for international tourism award

23 September 2020
Three Cape Town tourist attractions are in line for a World Travel Award and the Table Mountain cableway is one of them.
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The Edition: Baros Maldives set to reopen October 1

22 September 2020
Luxury resort Baros Maldives will re-open its doors on October 1. In 2018, the famed property was awarded 'World's Most Romantic Resort' by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the fourth consecutive year. Similarly, the resort was crowned 'Indian Ocean's Most Romantic Resort' by WTA for six consecutive years.
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The Express: UFC 253 Fight Island map: Where is Fight Island and who is fighting on the card?

21 September 2020
FC 253 will kick off this weekend the fight being staged on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Yas Island also holds the Yas Marina Circuit, which has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. The island was named the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project in November 2019 by the World Travel Awards.
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Independent Online: Here's how to vote for Table Mountain Cableway as a 'leading tourist attraction'

21 September 2020
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has been nominated in the "leading tourist attraction category" of the 2020 World Travel Awards. Public voting closes on September 24, 2020.
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Biz Community: Cape Town nominated for 5 Africa World Travel Awards

18 September 2020
Cape Town has been nominated for the World Travel Awards in several catergoies including Africa's Leading Beach Destination, Africa's Leading Business Travel Destination, Africa's Leading City Destination, Africa's Leading Festival & Event Destination, and Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination.
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RPP Noticas: World Travel Awards 2020: Perú compite con 24 nominaciones a los ‘Óscar del Turismo’ mundial

17 September 2020
A pesar del bajón el turismo por la pandemia, nuestro país nuevamente postula con varios destinos a uno de los premios más destacados del sector. Todos pueden votar en la web www.worldtravelawards.com/vote y la fecha límite es el jueves 24 de setiembre. Lima, Machu Picchu, el cañón del Colca y Máncora luchan por los galardones mayores.
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Expreso Info: 24 candidaturas de Perú en los World Travel Awards Sudamérica

17 September 2020
Perú y sus atractivos turísticos han obtenido hasta 24 candidaturas para la edición sudamericana de los premios WTA, World Travel Awards 2020.
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Yahoo! News: Abaca shortlisted for World Travel Awards

15 September 2020
THE Abaca Boutique Resort in Cebu has been nominated as Asia’s Leading Boutique Beach Resort 2020 and Asia’s Leading Boutique Resort 2020 in the 27th World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Andina: Peru's Machu Picchu nominated as leading tourist attraction in South America

14 September 2020
Machu Picchu —Peru's main tourist icon and a World Heritage Site— is on its way to receiving a new international recognition. This time, the ancient citadel competes to be the Leading Tourist Attraction in South America at the 2020 World Travel Awards.
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Andina: Peru's Colca Canyon nominated as leading natural tourist attraction in South America

14 September 2020
Colca Canyon — located in Caylloma Province in the region of Arequipa — has been nominated for the World Travel Awards in the category of South America's Leading Natural Tourist Attraction 2020.
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Greek Travel Pages: World Travel Awards 2020: Vote for Metaxa Hospitality Group!

14 September 2020
The Metaxa Hospitality Group has been nominated at the World Travel Awards 2020 for being among the finest brands of the hospitality industry in Europe and in Greece.
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Indian Express: Why UAE is a great sports venue

14 September 2020
At the World Travel Awards last December, Abu Dhabi was given the award for the World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination.
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Independent Online: Cape Town nominated for 5 awards at Africa’s World Travel Awards 2020

14 September 2020
Cape Town has been nominated for five awards at Africa’s World Travel Awards 2020. The categories include Africa’s leading beach destination, Africa’s leading business travel destination, Africa’s leading city destination, Africa’s leading festival and events destination; and Africa’s leading meeting and conference destination.
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Jamaica Gleaner: The city encased in cultural richness - Moscow celebrates 873rd birthday

14 September 2020
World Travel Awards 2019 winner, Moscow has an incredible array to offer to guests.
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FFT Ireland: Titanic Hotel’s Complete Titanic Experience Package

7 September 2020
Enjoy the award-winning hospitality at Titanic Hotel, which was named Northern Ireland’s Best Hotel at the World Travel Awards in 2019.
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Rising Sun Overport: City of eThekwini nominated in World Travel Awards

4 September 2020
The 27th annual World Travel Awards have given the city of eThekwini’s business travel and tourism offerings, a big nod and vote of confidence. Bagging these awards will usher in confidence and boost the city’s economic recovery plans, after the crippling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry.
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Castanet: New dates for Global Sustainable Tourism Summit and World Travel Awards

3 September 2020
Two major international tourism industry events meant to be hosted in Canada for the first time this year have been pushed to 2021. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) was set to host the annual Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Conference and the World Travel Awards (WTA) North America Gala & Ceremony, for the first time in Canada this fall but both events have been rescheduled to 2021.
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Gulf News: The unparalleled ascent of private jet travel

2 September 2020
Adel Mardini, Founder and CEO, Jetex, – a global private jet terminal operator based in Dubai - says that in the last few months, passenger traffic increased 200 per cent. Mardini also says that more than 70 per cent of his new customers are passengers who previously flew commercially in business or first class. Jetex has also received three prestigious World Travel Awards in recognition of its commitment to excellence.
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Forbes: World Travel Awards 2020: The Best New Luxury Hotels And Resorts In Europe

29 August 2020
Every year, the World Travel Awards celebrates the very best across the tourism and hospitality industries.
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Time Out Abu Dhabi: Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi nominated for global award

27 August 2020
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that Al Wathba Wetland Reserve has been nominated for a tourism award. The site, home to flamingos and other wildlife, has been nominated for the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Awards.
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Hotel News Middle East: Hotelier Doris Greif named regional VP of operations Europe & Middle East for Langham Group

26 August 2020
The Langham, London has welcomed Doris Greif as managing director of the Forbes five-star luxury hotel in central London and regional vice president of operations, Europe & Middle East for Langham Hospitality Group. She arrives in London, from her native Germany with a list of career achievements, including Jumeirah at Etihad Towers winning the World Travel Awards ‘World’s Leading New Hotel’ award.
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Khaleej Times: UAE's nature reserve nominated for global travel award

26 August 2020
Abu Dhabi's Al Wathba Reserve - renowned for its spectacular flamingo population - has been nominated as one of the finalists for the Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award. Voting on the World Travel Awards website is now open, which means you can help this well-loved sanctuary win the title.
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Golf Magic: Madeira hits the green as UK government removes quarantine

26 August 2020
Portugal, including the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, has been added to the 'green list' meaning visitors no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return. The islands were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards – meaning the decision will be welcome news to golfers, who can now enjoy their annual golfing holiday at some of the best golf courses in the world, without needing to stay at home for two weeks when they are back.
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Golf Magic: Madeira hits the green as UK government removes quarantine

26 August 2020
Portugal, including the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, has been added to the 'green list' meaning visitors no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return. The islands were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards.
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Khaleej Times: UAE's nature reserve nominated for global travel award

26 August 2020
Abu Dhabi's Al Wathba Reserve - renowned for its spectacular flamingo population - has been nominated as one of the finalists for the Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award. Voting on the World Travel Awards website is now open, which means you can help this well-loved sanctuary win the title.
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Cebu Daily News: Cebu nominated as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination

24 August 2020
Cebu has been nominated once again as a leading tourism destination in Asia. WTA, an international award-giving body recognizing the world’s best in travel and tourism, recently rolled out the list of nominees for this year’s competition.
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Global Nation: PH nominated in 2020 World Travel Awards

21 August 2020
he Philippines has been nominated in five categories, including Asia’s leading beach and dive destinations, in the 2020 World Travel Awards (WTA Asia).
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Manila Bulletin: PH tourism industry vies for World Travel Awards

19 August 2020
The Philippine tourism industry takes pride in the five major nominations at this year’s renowned World Travel Awards. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards is the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme, rewarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world.
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Manila Bulletin: The Philippines receives 15 nominations at the 2020 World Travel Awards

18 August 2020
The 27th World Travel Awards, known as the Oscars of Travel, will not let the economic slump get in the way of recognizing the best players in all key sectors of the global tourism industry. Just recently, the prestigious award-giving body has released the roster of 2020 nominees under different categories.
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CXPRESS: Every vote counts to get Plett in top spot on Africa’s Leading Beach Destination podium

14 August 2020
For the 11th year in a row, Plettenberg Bay has received a nomination in the World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination - a most prestigious honour for the Garden Route beach town. This is the 27th annual competition acknowledging global travel and tourism.
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Cape Town etc: Vote for Cape Town to win big at the World Travel Awards

14 August 2020
A host of new and exciting titles are up for grabs as Cape Town is nominated in a number of categories at the World Travel Awards (Africa region). The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, it is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
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Cung Cau: Vietnam nominated in 11 categories at World Travel Awards 2020

5 August 2020
Vietnam has made the shortlist in 11 categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020. Hoi An ancient cityIt was nominated for awards in the Asian region including Leading Culinary Destination, Leading Cultural Destination, Leading Destination.
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The Leader: Playing a leading role in La Manga Club's World Travel Mission

5 August 2020
The 27th annual World Travel Awards are fast approaching and time is running out to vote as Spain’s five-star La Manga Club resort eyes unprecedented success at this year’s event. The Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA)-owned resort is in the running to win five top accolades.
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South China Morning Post: How island resorts by Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Soneva, St. Regis and W are building sustainable luxury tourism as sea level rises

4 August 2020
Reviving tourism after the pandemic is vital for the Maldives’ economy, but threatened by climate change, government and high end resorts are making sustainability and the environment an equal priority. World Travel Awards nominated Maldives for Sustainable Tourism Destination and Leading Green Destination awards this year. In July, parliament was planning on creating a Climate Act.
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TTN Worldwide: Madeira is open for exploration

30 July 2020
Golfers looking for a safe destination with excellent courses and beautiful weather this summer are in luck as the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are now fully operational and welcoming international travel. The islands – which were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards – are delighted to be able to welcome back tourists and have taken every step to ensure the safety of every resident and visitor.
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Daily Monitor: The taxi journey that changed her life

27 July 2020
Nandudu’s lodge has been awarded four times by the World Travel Awards in the category of ‘Uganda’s Leading Safari Lodge’.
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The Riot Act: Peru’s national day is the perfect time to discover Peruvian cuisine

27 July 2020
What country comes to mind when thinking about the best food in the world? France for classic sauces, Italy for homemade pasta delights or India for spice? If you didn’t think of Peru, maybe you should. For eight years in a row, Peru has been named the best culinary destination in the world by the World Travel Awards.
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Travel Daily News: Tourists touch down in Madeira as international flights resume

25 July 2020
A number of major airlines from across Europe have restarted their flight schedules to the award-winning island of Madeira after it announced that it is welcoming international travel. The islands – which were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards – reopened to international visitors on July 1.
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Vietnam Plus: Vietnam nominated in 11 categories at World Travel Awards 2020

23 July 2020
Vietnam has made the shortlist in 11 categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.
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Expreso Info: Barceló, la europea con más candidaturas a los World Travel Awards

23 July 2020
En la 27ª edición de los premios WTA, Barceló Hotel Group cuenta con 42 candidaturas, entre las que destacan las de ‘Mejor marca hotelera’ de Europa, México y Centroamérica y ‘Mejor cadena gestora del mundo’.
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Nhan Dan: Vietnam nominated for 11 categories in World Travel Awards 2020

20 July 2020
Vietnam has made the shortlist for up to 11 categories in the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.
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Oddee: The 5 Best Holiday Destinations in Kenya

20 July 2020
After months of quarantine, isolation, and restricted movement, you want to hit the road and tour the world. Kenya is calling. This East African country is home to some of the best beaches in the world, including the Diani Beach, Nyali Beach, Watamu beach and more.Also, according to World Travel Awards, Kenya is home to Africa’s Leading National Park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, and Africa’s Leading Conservancy, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
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Urdu Point: Moscow to compete in 3 World Travel Awards nominations

18 July 2020
Moscow will be presented in three nominations of the prestigious international award in the field of tourism, the World travel Awards (WTA, which final is expected to be held in Russia's capital city at the end of 2020, the mayor's office said in a statement on Friday.
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Perth Now: Quest Joondalup a finalist in 2020 World Travel Awards

16 July 2020
QUEST Joondalup has been named a finalist in the 2020 World Travel Awards. The awards call on industry professionals and consumers to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in the world.
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Travel Pulse: Sandals Resorts Celebrates Recent Grand Reopenings in the Caribbean

15 July 2020
Select Sandals five-star ‘Luxury Included’ resorts are currently celebrating their Grand Reopenings as pandemic-related lockdowns are lifted and many Caribbean islands once again welcome guests to their magnificent shores in time to soak up some summer sun. Resorts opening include Sandals Grande Antigua, voted the “Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort” at the World Travel Awards for six years running.
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Jamaica Observer: AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston in 10

13 July 2020
Just in time for its reopening, AC Hotel Kingston celebrated its first anniversary on June 17 by unpacking a new perspective with a brand-new way to hotel. AC Hotel Kingston was named the Caribbean's Leading New Hotel 2020 by the World Travel Awards.
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All Africa: Tanzania: Jnia Nominated for World Travel Awards

10 July 2020
The Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam has been nominated for the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) scheduled for later this year.
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The Star Kenya: Kenyan elected to International Convention Association Africa chapter

10 July 2020
The International Congress and Convent ion Association (ICCA) Africa chapter has announced the election of Jacinta Nzioka as deputy chair for a two-year term.She has also been instrumental in achieving recognition of KTB as Africa’s best tourism board six years consecutively by the World Travel Awards.
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Travel Daily News: Madeira is now “Safe to Discover” as it welcomes back international travel

9 July 2020
Golfers looking for a safe destination with excellent courses and beautiful weather this summer are in luck as the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are now fully operational and welcoming international travel. The islands – which were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards – are delighted to be able to welcome back tourists and have taken every step to ensure the safety of every resident and visitor.
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Emirates 24/7: Qasr Al Watan nominated for World Travel Awards as Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020

26 June 2020
Qasr Al Watan, the presidential palace and the incredible and unique cultural and architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, has been nominated by the World Travel Awards as the Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020.
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Greek City Times: Hilton Athens prepares to reopen

25 June 2020
As Greek tourism starts to get back on its feet, Hilton Athens has announced it is opening its doors to guests again next Wednesday, July 1, implementing all security and hygiene protocols. Hilton Athens has been recognised as Greece’s Leading Business Hotel for the past five years running by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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Trade Arabia: Qasr Al Watan nominated for top award

25 June 2020
Qasr Al Watan, the presidential palace and unique cultural and architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, has been nominated by the World Travel Awards as the Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020.
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NZ Herald: Go NZ: Where to have a luxury hotel mini-break in New Zealand

24 June 2020
The George, Christchurch named for eight-year run as New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel at the World Travel Awards(2012-2019).
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Emirates News Agency: Qasr Al Watan nominated for World Travel Awards as Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020

24 June 2020
Qasr Al Watan, the presidential palace and the incredible and unique cultural and architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, has been nominated by the World Travel Awards as the Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020.
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Expreso Info: Madeira aspira a ser el mejor destino insular de Europa

23 June 2020
Madeira ha sido designada, por la séptima vez, candidata a ‘Mejor Destino Insular de Europa’, en el marco de los WTA, World Travel Awards.
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Expreso Info: Barceló, con muy buenas cartas para los World Travel Awards

22 June 2020
Vuelve una nueva edición de los World Travel Awards, considerados como los ‘Óscar del turismo’, que son escogidos con los votos de profesionales y viajeros de todo el mundo, y Barceló Hotel Group se convierte en la cadena hotelera europea con mayor número de nominaciones.
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Portugal Resident: #Tu Podes Redescobrir Portugal campaign offers 100,000 touristic experiences

22 June 2020
Portugal's prime minister António Costa enthused: “If we have the privilege to live in the best destination in the world (Portugal has won this accolade at the World Travel Awards for the last three years running), we should enjoy it”.
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Living etc: You can now hire this incredible private island in the Seychelles

22 June 2020
What a place to escape to post-lockdown; awarded ‘World’s Leading Private Island Resort 2019’ at the World Travel Awards, JA Enchanted Island is an upscale hideaway with pearl-white sand and verdant tropical vegetation, surrounded by crystalline turquoise waters and colourful marine life in a designated National Marine Park.
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International Airport Review: How Sangster Airport produces a quality passenger experience in a smaller-sized location

19 June 2020
Shane Munroe, CEO, MBJ Airports Limited, says: We believe that the quality of the passenger experience at all points of interaction in the service delivery process is integral to the success of our airport. Our commitment to quality passenger service has been recognised and awarded by the industry, having been named World Travel Awards’ ‘The Caribbean’s Leading Airport’ for 12 consecutive years."
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Jamaica Observer: MBJ Airports CEO says company uses COVID-19 downtime to fast-track projects

15 June 2020
Chief executive officer of MBJ Airports Limited, Shane Munroe, says the company, which operates the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, is using the downtime at the facility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to implement a raft of projects under its US$112-million expansion programme. In 2003, MBJ Airports took over the operations of the Sangster International Airport, which has been selected at the World Travel Awards for 12 consecutive years, since 2008, as the Caribbean's leading airport.
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Travel Daily News: Your very own private island for hire - JA Enchanted Island Resort Seychelles

12 June 2020
Awarded ‘World's Leading Private Island Resort 2019’ at the World Travel Awards, JA Enchanted Island is an ultra-luxurious hideaway in the Seychelles with pearl white sand and lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by turquoise waters and colourful marine life in a designated National Marine Park.
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Conan Daily: UFC fight island is in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dana White

10 June 2020
Ultimate Fighting Champion president Dana White has confirmed Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as the location of the UFC fight island. In April 2020, he announced that the mixed martial arts promotion was about to secure a private island to stage bouts for international fighters unable to enter the United States due to travel restrictions amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Occupying a total land area of 2,500 hectares, Yas Island is one of the top tourism projects in Abu Dhabi and was named by the World Travel Awards as the leading tourism project in the world in November 2009.
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Portugal Resident: Algarve beaches ready to welcome beachgoers

6 June 2020
Algarve’s beaches are officially opening to the public tomorrow (June 6), the day Portugal’s bathing season begins. The tourism boss stressed that the Algarve is once again in the running for ‘Best European Beach Destination’ in the World Travel Awards, an accolade it has won six times before (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019). Voting is open to everyone until June 15.
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Jamaica Observer: MoBay airport readies to again welcome visitors

5 June 2020
Chief executive officer of MBJ Airports Limited, Shane Munroe, says the company, which operates the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, has implemented a raft of measures aimed at enhancing the safety of staff and travellers who will be utilising the port in just over a week. MBJ took over the operations of the airport in 2003, which has been selected at the World Travel Awards for 12 consecutive years, since 2008, as the Caribbean's leading airport.
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Forbes: No Quarantine Required In Portugal For Summer 2020 Holidays

3 June 2020
British visitors to Portugal are currently subject to a mandatory fourteen day self-Covid-19 quarantine on their return to the UK. However, as the UK is a key tourism market for Portugal, Portuguese and British officials are in ongoing talks to try to agree on an “air bridge” for British tourists to avoid a quarantine upon returning home. With almost year round guaranteed sunshine, Madeira is an excellent holiday choice at anytime and in fact it was recently voted Europe's “Leading Island Destination” in the World Travel Awards again (the sixth time in the last seven years).
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The Sun: Madeira to open to tourists on July 1

28 May 2020
Madeira and Porto Santo have announced that they are opening to international tourists from July 1. Last year, the holiday resort was voted Best Island Destination In Europe in the World Travel Awards for a sixth time.
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Agenda Georgia: Black Sea seaside areas not expected to close amid coronavirus outbreak

11 May 2020
Closure of the Black Sea seaside areas is not expected at this point amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Chairman of the Government of Adjara Tornike Rijvadze noted that social distancing will be monitored on the beach and added that he is sure that Georgian citizens as well as tourists will take into account social distancing to be safe. Batumi received the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination’ at the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony held in Madeira, Portugal on June 9, 2019.
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The Telegraph: With a boost from Masterchef, this exotic island is now an icon of cuisine

7 May 2020
Constance Prince Maurice was voted the Indian Ocean's leading culinary hotel at the World Travel Awards for the past three years.
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Business Jets International: Report finds Sino Jet largest and fastest growing operator in Asia 0

28 April 2020
Sino Jet Ltd. is Asia’s largest and fastest growing business jet operator according to statistics published by Asian Sky Group in its 2019 Fleet Report. The company then went on to be awarded as Asia and China’s Leading Private Jet Company in the World Travel Awards 2019.
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KXAN36 News: World Travel Awards — 2020: Moscow can recognize the best tourist city in Europe

28 April 2020
World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony will take place in Moscow in 2020.
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eTurboNews: Jamaica Hosts “Together We Stand” Telethon

8 April 2020
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is raising awareness to help Jamaica fight the spread of COVID-19 with “Telethon Jamaica, Together We Stand.” This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year. Jamaica also earned the WTA award for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre for the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
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Nhan Dan: Honouring Vietnam’s culinary culture

8 April 2020
Vietnam was chosen as “Asia's Leading Culinary Destination” for the first time at the 26th World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania in 2019. The event confirmed Vietnam’s imprint on the world’s cuisine map and helped promote the image of Vietnamese tourism.
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Jamaicans.com: Are You Missing Jamaica? Escape to Jamaica Virtually!

8 April 2020
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is using its digital platform to deliver a virtual care package to uplift and inspire followers around the world currently practicing responsible social distancing. This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year. Jamaica also earned the WTA award for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre for the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
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Gulf Business News: Virtual Tour: Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

26 March 2020
In 2019, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate welcomed 11.35 million international visitors, a 10.5 per cent year-on-year increase. Sir Bani Yas Island was awarded the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 by the World Travel Awards body for its conservation efforts which include the plantation of three million trees by the park’s authorities.
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Jamaicans.com: Jamaica’s Outsized Experiences Ideally Suited for Micro-Cation Getaways

18 March 2020
This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year. Jamaica also earned the WTA award for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre for the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
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The Star Kenya: Sandsaver technology helps resort restore its beachfront

18 March 2020
Diani beaches have won award after award for six consecutive years, with the latest coming in October 2019, when Diani Beach bagged Africa’s best beach recognition in the prestigious World Travel Awards Africa.
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Travel Pulse: Dream Hotel Group Enters Turks & Caicos Market

17 March 2020
Recently named “World’s Leading Beach Destination” by the World Travel Awards, the Turks and Caicos Islands are recognized as a top vacation destination in the Caribbean and the world. Found off the northeast coast of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is the hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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The Moscow Times: Best City Trip – Is It Safe to Travel to Moscow?

17 March 2020
Moscow wins ‘tourism Oscar,’ overtaking Paris, London, NYC & others as world’s top city destination!
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The Daily Herald: Princess Heights wins awards for Leading Boutique, Green Hotel

17 March 2020
Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel was recently awarded St. Maarten’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 and St. Maarten’s Leading Green Hotel 2020 by World Travel Awards.
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Travel Daily Media: ASEAN destinations will benefit from growing connectivity with Europe, says GlobalData

17 March 2020
Vietnam has grown in popularity over the past few years thanks in part to increased international promotion. At the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2019, the country was named ‘Asia’s best golf destination’ alongside the ‘World’s Leading Heritage destination’, helping Vietnam gain added traction.
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Cebu Daily News: International arrivals in Philippines exceeds 2019 target

17 March 2020
The country’s international visitors in 2019 reached 8.26 million, slightly exceeding the 8.2-million target set in the National Tourism Development. The Philippine tourism industry also received a number of international awards and recognitions in 2019 such as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards, Asia’s Leading Tourism Board at the 2019 World Travel Awards.
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VN Express: World class developments give fresh impetus to Vietnam’s tourism hotspots

17 March 2020
Across the length and breadth of Vietnam, quality real estate investments have turned localities like Da Nang, Sa Pa, Quang Ninh and Phu Quoc into tourism hotspots. The number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam reached an all-time high of 18 million in 2019, up 16.2 percent year-on-year. The tourism industry also reaped an unprecedented harvest of global awards: the world's leading heritage destination award and Asia’s leading culinary destination award, for instance, at the World Travel Awards (WTA); not to mention the world’s best golf destination at the international World Golf Awards.
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eTurboNews: Beaches Resorts Debuts the All New Beaches Negril

16 March 2020
Sandals Resorts International is excited to announce that Beaches Negril, voted the most awarded resort for families in Negril, has completed an array of enhancements, making it the newest and trendiest resort for families everywhere. Beaches Negril has been named Jamaica’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort by the World Travel Awards.
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Hotel News Resource: Cendyn Appoints New Leadership for Project Management and Digital Marketing

16 March 2020
The past 12 months have been a period of rapid growth at Cendyn, with a strategic follow on equity investment from Accel-KKR, appointment of Donna Goudie as Chief Operating Officer, Tim Sullivan as President and acquisition of The Rainmaker Group, a leading revenue and profit optimization platform for hotels, resorts and casinos. Cendyn was also recently named World’s Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider, Hotel Sales Proposal Platform and Data-Driven Marketing Agency by the World Travel Awards for the 2nd year in a row.
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International Banker: Family-Friendly Luxe Resorts in The Algarve, Portugal

16 March 2020
Entering Pine Cliffs Resort, you get an instant sense that you’ve arrived somewhere quite special. With pine-infused fresh air, perfectly manicured gardens and a free-flowing river, it’s hard to believe that the best is yet to come. Despite its glossy appearance and teetering rooftop bars, this is a resort well equipped for children. The World Travel Awards agree, having awarded it “Best Family Resort”
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eTurboNews: Jamaica: Outsized Experiences Ideally Suited for Micro-cation Getaways

11 March 2020
To break up the bleakness of winter, now is the perfect time to plan a sun-soaked micro-cation escape to Jamaica. This year, the JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the thirteenth consecutive year and Jamaica was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Destination for the fifteenth consecutive year. Jamaica also earned the WTA award for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre for the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
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Live Trading News: Peninsula Paris: The World’s #1 Luxury Hotel

9 March 2020
At the 26th World Travel Awards, The Peninsula Paris was designated the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel, while other French winners included the champagne house G.H. Mumm, which took the prize for the best wine tourism visit.
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Travel Pulse: Plan Your Next Romantic Getaway in Chile

9 March 2020
The scenery and natural beauty of a destination really enhance the mood when on a romantic getaway. Since Chile was named the World's Leading Green Destination by the 2019 World Travel Awards, there is no question that the country has an unrivaled natural beauty that would make for a perfect honeymoon destination.
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Irish Times: All aboard the Titanic Hotel Belfast

9 March 2020
Located in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, the legendary Harland & Wolff Headquarters was transformed in 2017 into Belfast’s most iconic hotel, Titanic Hotel Belfast. The hotel has been named “Northern Ireland’s leading Hotel, 2019” at the World Travel Awards for its second consecutive year.
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The Whiskey Wash: Irish Whiskey Distilleries See Record Tourism Growth

4 March 2020
Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes are now firmly established as a star performer within Ireland’s all-island tourism offering. Jameson Distillery, Bow Street remains the No. 1 Irish whiskey visitor attraction; and indeed the No. 1 whiskey visitor attraction in Europe; in addition to being voted the world’s leading distillery tour for the second year running at the World Travel Awards in 2019.
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Travel Daily Media: Voting opens ahead of World Travel Awards Europe

3 March 2020
Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2020. The red-carpet event will take place at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Antalya, Turkey on 20 June.
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Daily Express: Cruise: Sneak-a-peek inside the £77 million Norwegian Spirit renovation

28 February 2020
CRUISE lovers can benefit from yet another luxury cruise thanks to the recent £77 million refurbishment of Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Spirit ship. Norwegian Cruise Line has been recognised 12 times in a row by the World Travel Awards as ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line’.
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TTN Worldwide: Philippines sees all-time high visitor arrivals

28 February 2020
The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that the island country has witnessed all-time high in visitor arrivals, with 8 million guests visiting in 2019. On top of the growing tourist arrivals, the Philippines bagged back-to-back diving accolades at the World Travel Awards in Muscat, Oman.
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Ajot: Aeroflot launches new Singapore route, with service by A350

18 February 2020
Aeroflot today launches ticket sales for flights to Singapore. Scheduled service on the new route between Moscow and Singapore will begin on 25 October 2020. Aeroflot’s achievements are regularly recognised by the expert community. The Russian flag carrier won two categories at the prestigious annual World Travel Awards – World’s Leading Airline Brand and Best Business Class. Aeroflot also took three categories in the European round of the World Travel Awards 2019 – Europe’s Leading Airline Brand, Europe’s Leading Airline – Business Class and Europe’s Leading Airline to Asia.
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Yahoo! Finance: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures Triumphs At World Travel Awards

17 February 2020
Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, a lifestyle and destination management authority operating in 12 countries across the Caribbean, has been crowned the Caribbean's Leading Adventure Tour Operator at the 27th annual World Travel Awards in Nassau, Bahamas.
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Yahoo! Finance: Miami Beach Debuts "Why I Love Miami Beach" Social Video Series

17 February 2020
Miami Beach, a city that is like no other place in the world, has debuted its first-ever "Why I Love Miami Beach" social video series. The city was named 2019 and 2018 North America's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards.
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RTE: Record sales of Jameson whiskey in 2019

14 February 2020
In December 2019, Jameson Distillery Bow Street was named the World's Leading Distillery Tour at the World Travel Awards for the second year in a row.
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Publimetro: 30% de quienes vienen a Chile hacen alguna actividad relacionada: lanzan campaña para potenciar el turismo aventura

12 February 2020
En noviembre pasado, Chile fue reconocido por quinta vez consecutiva como “Mejor Destino de Turismo Aventura” de Sudamérica en los World Travel Awards (WTA), considerados como los “premios Oscar” del turismo mundial. Este reconocimiento, se suma a los cuatro anteriores otorgados por la misma organización, que escogió al país como “Mejor Destino de Turismo Aventura del Mundo”, por su geografía única.
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Prensa Latina: Cuba's Melia Cayo Coco hotel wins international award

11 February 2020
The Melia Cayo Coco hotel, belonging to the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey, won one of the World Travel Awards for excellence in providing services.
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Brit & Co: 16 Unique Valentine's Day Experiences and Gifts That Show You Really Care

11 February 2020
Double down on love in the World's Most Romantic Resort (as voted by the World Travel Awards, seven years in a row) in one of the most romantic places in the world.
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St Lucia News Online: St Lucia captures numerous accolades at 27th Annual World Travel Awards

10 February 2020
Fresh off the heels of the announcement naming Saint Lucia as the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2019, the inspirational Caribbean Island has done it yet again, this time capturing the title of Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020, at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that took place on January 20, 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas.
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South Florida Caribbean News: Saint Lucia does it again and capturing numerous accolades at 27th annual World Travel Awards

10 February 2020
The inspirational Caribbean Island has done it yet again, this time capturing the title of Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020, at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that took place on January 20, 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas.
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eTurboNews: Jamaica Wins Big at World Travel Awards’ Caribbean Gala

5 February 2020
Jamaica has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Award’s Caribbean Gala ceremony, for the fifteenth consecutive season.At the same event, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board for the thirteenth consecutive year.
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Xinhuanet: Chile launches international campaign to boost adventure tourism

4 February 2020
Chile launched an international ad campaign on Wednesday to promote the country as an adventure travel destination. In November, Chile was recognized for the fifth time as South America's Best Adventure Tourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.
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VNExpress: Discover world's leading beach villa resort on Phu Quoc

4 February 2020
Located southwest of Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam and boasting superlative services, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort was named the World's Leading Beach Villa Resort 2019 at the World Travel Awards 2019.
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Magnetic Media TV: Sandals Resorts Int’l kicks off decade with 11 prestigious wins at 2020 World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala

4 February 2020
Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards on Monday night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony held at the beautiful Sandals Royal Bahamian, reaffirming its position as the undisputed all-inclusive leader in the Caribbean. The World Travel Awards™ is known globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence across the travel and tourism industries, and Sandals Resorts International is humbled to have been widely recognised at this year’s ceremony.
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Gulf News: Setting the bar in gastronomy and hospitality

4 February 2020
The Barceló Hotel Group has continued its steady rise to the top of the hospitality industry, becoming a renowned name in the process. Barcelo Hotel Group was recently named by World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Hotel Management Company of 2019.
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Jamaica Gleaner: Dunn’s River Falls named Caribbean’s top attraction

4 February 2020
Dunn’s River Falls & Park won big on Monday after being named the Caribbean’s leading adventure tourist attraction. The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020, held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Among the nominees were Dolphin Cove, Jamaica; Cayman Turtle Centre; Stingray City, Antigua; and Aquaventure at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
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Yahoo! Finance: AC Hotel Kingston Awarded Caribbean's Leading New Hotel By World Travel Awards

4 February 2020
AC Hotel® by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica's first business lifestyle hotel, has been named the Caribbean's Leading New Hotel 2020, at the 27th annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala Ceremony held in Nassau, Bahamas.
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The Luxury Editor: Best Luxury Hotels In Muscat

4 February 2020
The World Travel Awards Middle East named it Oman’s Leading Beach Resort and when you visit it’s easy to see why.
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Travel Daily News: Athens is nominated for Europe's Best MICE destination award

4 February 2020
Just a few days after getting nominated for the Best European Destination award, Athens is now also in the running to be crowned Europe’s Best MICE Destination at the World MICE Awards. The event will be hosted for the first time this year and is a sister event of the World Travel Awards.
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China.org: Chile launches int'l campaign to boost adventure tourism

3 February 2020
Chile launched an international ad campaign on Wednesday to promote the country as an adventure travel destination. In November, Chile was recognized for the fifth time as South America's Best Adventure Tourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.
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Magnetic Media TV: Turks & Caicos Islands Triumphs at 2020 World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala

3 February 2020
The 27th Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala was held on January 20, 2020 at Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas. The Turks & Caicos Islands once again captured the prestigious awards for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 and Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination 2020.
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Loop Jamaica: Sandals Resorts International cops 11 tourism awards

3 February 2020
Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards last Monday at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony, held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian. reaffirming its position as the undisputed all-inclusive leader in the Caribbean.
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TTN Worldwide: Phillippines sees all-time high visitor arrivals

3 February 2020
The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that the island country has witnessed all-time high in visitor arrivals, with 8 million guests visiting in 2019. On top of the growing tourist arrivals, the Philippines bagged back-to-back diving accolades at the World Travel Awards in Muscat, Oman.
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Jamaicans: Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport Wins for 13th Time at World Travel Awards

3 February 2020
For the 13th time, Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay was named the Leading Airport in the Caribbean at the annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala ceremony for 2020. The win was announced on January 20, 2020, at the Sandals Royal Bahamas resort in the Bahamas.
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Jamaicans: Dunn’s River Falls Wins World Travel Award

31 January 2020
Jamaica’s Dunn’s River Falls and Park was named the top tourist destination in the Caribbean region at the 2020 World Travel Awards event in Nassau in the Bahamas.
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Jamaica Observer: Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

29 January 2020
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled its 'Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World' campaign, the new destination brand positioning for the country. Jamaica Tourist Board was this week recognised as the Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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Barbados Today: 27 years of winning . . . Sandals Resorts International cops 11 World Travel Awards

29 January 2020
Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards on Monday night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony, held at the beautiful Sandals Royal Bahamian, reaffirming its position as the undisputed all-inclusive leader in the Caribbean.
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Vietnam News: Redefining the concept of luxury resorts in Vietnam

28 January 2020
Not so many years ago, not many industry insiders would have believed that Vietnamese resorts could compete with the world’s leading luxury accommodations. Yet in recent years Vietnamese resorts have scooped some of the biggest prizes at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Biz Today: Caribbean travel industry celebrates at World Travel Awards in Bahamas

22 January 2020
The finest travel brands in the Caribbean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in the Bahamas. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean Gala Ceremony 2020 to find out who amongst them had been crowned best of the best.
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Moscow Times: Moscow wins ‘tourism Oscar,’ overtaking Paris, London, NYC & others as world’s top city destination

21 January 2020
The World Travel Awards is an organization that rewards leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors. Last year Moscow beat the usual suspects like London, Paris, New York and 15 other cities.
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About Her: This Romantic Getaway in the Seychelles Won ‘The World’s Leading Private Island Resort’ Award

14 January 2020
The JA Enchanted Island Resort is owned by legacy UAE brand, JA Resorts & Hotels.
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Khaleej Times: Escape to a new world of cruising

14 January 2020
Looking for your next 2020 holiday that is different from the rest? Then Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the one to choose. Offering cruises that rival no other, making them a fantastic choice for comfortable Eurotrips. Having won the award of Europe's Leading Cruise Line for 12 consecutive years at the World Travel Awards points to their impeccable and high-quality services. Curious about where to go in Europe? Here are NCL's top three cruises for travellers and guests of all ages.
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The Australian: The Insider: Wendy Wu

14 January 2020
Tune Hotel KLIA2, which recently scored Asia’s best airport hotel at the 2019 World Travel Awards, is all about convenience, from 24/7 laundry facilities and its all-day MAKAN restaurant to an on-site REHAT facility for foot and shoulder massages that closes at 1am.
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Saudi Gazette: Oman Air wins 4 prestigious industry awards

7 January 2020
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, earned 4 World Travel Awards at the organization’s 2019 Grand Final Gala ceremony held recently at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
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Trindad & Tobago News Day: Local resorts up for World Travel Awards 2020

6 January 2020
The Coco Reef Resort and Spa and the Mt Irvine Beach Resort are nominees in two award categories for the upcoming World Travel Awards 2020.
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Travel Daily News: Baros Maldives wins title of Most Romantic Resort in the World for 7th consecutive year by WTA

3 January 2020
Baros Maldives has won the World Travel Awards’ ‘Most Romantic Resort in the World’ category for a seventh consecutive year. Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. A series of regional gala ceremonies are held to acknowledge distinction within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. Baros was chosen by voters consisting of industry professionals and travelers across the globe as the winning resort for 2019.
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Senatus: 48 Hours in Geneva - Europe's Leading City Break Destination

24 December 2019
Geneva has clinched the World Travel Awards for Europe's Leading City Break Destination three times and it's really not hard to see why. While travellers usually need to choose between a vibrant city break and a destination with beautiful natural landscapes, a trip to Geneva means you can combine the two. It has a whole host of places to explore, the shopping is second to none, and it's also the perfect base for those who love to combine their city break with adventure sports.
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Sports Industry Series: Abu Dhabi claims sports tourism prize at World Travel Awards

19 December 2019
The World Travel Awards 2019 has honoured Abu Dhabi as the ‘World’s Leading Tourism Destination’ at a gala ceremony in Muscat.
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Antigua and Barbuda nominated for eight World Travel Awards: Antigua Observer

17 December 2019
Antigua and Barbuda has been nominated for eight World Travel Awards for 2020.
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Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal: Thompson-Okanagan to host World Travel Awards for three years

15 November 2019
The Thompson-Okanagan has won a three-year bid to host the World Travel Awards, marking the first time that the awards will be held in Canada.
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