In the News 2017



Excitement builds ahead of World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

23 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Excitement is building for this year's World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry's leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives.
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Ghana’s Villa Monticello nominated for World Travel Awards 2017

22 June 2017 - News Ghana
Villa Monticello is the only West African Hotel in the 2017 World Travel Awards – Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Category.
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JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay named Asia’s Leading New Resort

22 June 2017 - Viet Nam News
JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay – the first 5-star resort on southern Phú Quốc Island in Kiên Giang Province – has been named Asia’s Leading New Resort by the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia.
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Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort promotes Vietnamese culture

22 June 2017 - World Travel News
Vietnamese culture is being introduced to guests at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort – a five-star hillside resort set in Vietnam’s tourism hotspot.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Arthur Gindap, RGM, Philippines & Thailand, The Ascott Limited

21 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The Ascott Limited has been recognised as the Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartment Brand by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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Excitement builds ahead of World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

21 June 2017 - Google Plus
Excitement is building for this year’s World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry’s leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives.
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Blue flags for Cancun’s beaches

19 June 2017 - World Travel News
Seven of Cancun’s stunning white beaches – step forward Las Perlas, Chac Mool, Delfines, Marlin, Ballenas, El Nino and Coral – recently received Blue Flag certification.
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Auckland Airport wins two international awards

15 June 2017 - The Financial
Auckland Airport has won two international awards, with the company being named Australasia’s Leading Airport 2017 in the World Travel Awards and placing ninth in the world in the 2017 AirHelp rankings for airport excellence.
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It’s all about teamwork and family – Seabreeze

15 June 2017 - Samoa Observer
The unprecedented success of Seabreeze Resort as “Samoa’s Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards is the result of teamwork.
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Hard Rock Hotel to open in Daytona Beach

15 June 2017 - Google Plus
Hard Rock Hotel has announced plans to open its fourth property in Florida, bringing the brand’s iconic vibe to Daytona Beach in late 2017.
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Aqua show set to make a splash in Dubai

14 June 2017 - Discover Dubai
Dubai has long been known as the Las Vegas of the Middle East and for good reason. Both are desert cities that have exploded from dusty outposts into tourism empires boasting tall observation towers (say hello to the Stratosphere and Burj Khalifa), dancing fountains (take a bow the Bellagio and the Dubai Fountain) and super-sized shopping malls.
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Ronaldo to make Madeira win again?

13 June 2017 - CronaldoDaily.com
Cristiano Ronaldo’s home island of Madeira is in line to be honored at the 2017 World Travel Awards.
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Abercrombie & Kent Titled Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator for 2017

13 June 2017 - Travel Weekly
The World Travel Awards, which was held on Sunday in Shanghai, is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry
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Rwanda Day returns to Belgium

13 June 2017 - World Travel News
Thousands of Rwandans from around Europe descended on the Belgian city of Ghent last Saturday (10 June) for Rwanda Day.
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Europcar named Australasia's Leading Car Rental Company

13 June 2017 - Scoop Business
Europcar named Australasia's Leading Car Rental Company for the eighth year straight.
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China rakes in prizes at World Travel Awards

13 June 2017 - IOL
The 24th installment of the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia took place in Shanghai, China this year. The official gala ceremony was held in China’s economic capital, at the Grand Kempinski Hotel last weekend.
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Cristiano Ronaldo posts about World Travel Awards on his Instagram account

13 June 2017 - Instagram
It isn’t the first time, and hopefully won’t be the last. My homeland, Madeira, is once again nominated for Europe’s Leading Island Destination.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort wins 4 World Travel Awards

12 June 2017 - VN Express
The resort has once again been recognized at the prestigious event, dubbed 'the travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars.'
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Vietnam’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay named Asia’s leading resort

9 June 2017 - ITCM
Vietnam’s fantastical new JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has picked up the prized title of Asia’s Leading New Resort at the 2017 World Travel Awards™ Asia & Australasia.
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Deccan Odyssey Crowned Asia's Leading Luxury Train at the World Travel Awards for the 7th Time

9 June 2017 - PR Newswire
In keeping with its legacy, the Deccan Odyssey has once again bagged the title of Asia's Leading Luxury Train. Known for its luxurious rail tours filled with tales of royalty, exotic bejewelled palaces and exotic wildlife, the Deccan Odyssey has charmed travellers around the world. The prestigious accolade was presented at a glitzy ceremony held at the Grand Kempinski Hotel in Shanghai, China.
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Seabreeze wins again at World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - Samoa Observer
Seabreeze Resort has done it again. The boutique resort located at Aufaga on the south coast of Samoa has won "Samoa's Leading Hotel" for the fifth consecutive year at the 24th annual World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China, yesterday.
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Cox & Kings Wins Big at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - CNW
Cox & Kings Ltd. has yet again emerged victorious at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards. It was conferred with three coveted titles - Asia's Leading Luxury Tour Operator,India's Leading Tour Operator and India's Leading Travel Agency amidst much cheer at the travel industry's most celebrated event of the year.
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InterContinental Fiji awarded Australasia's and Fiji’s Leading Resort at the 2017 World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - ITCM
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is honoured to be recognised as Australasia’s Leading Resort and Fiji’s Leading Resort at the prestigious 2017 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted on 4th June 2017 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in China.
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Serena honoured as country’s leading hotel

9 June 2017 - The News
ziz Boolani, the chief executive officer of the Serena Hotels (South and Central Asia), was honoured at the World Travel Awards as the Islamabad Serena Hotel was declared Pakistan's leading hotel for 2017 and its presidential suite the country's leading hotel suite for the year.
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MICE accolade for Auckland

9 June 2017 - Mice BTN
Auckland has been named the top meetings and conference destination in Australasia at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia, announced in Shanghai.
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Serena Hotels celebrate 4 years of triumph at World Travel Awards

8 June 2017 - Pakistan Observer
Aziz Boolani CEO South & Central Asia received appreciation at the World Travel Awards.
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TUTC wins World Travel Award for the second year

8 June 2017 - EturboNews
The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC) was named Asia’s Leading Luxury Camping Company at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards presented at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai, China. TUTC, which has a host of accolades against its name, retained this title for the second consecutive year, believed to be the ultimate accolade in the travel industry.
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World Travel Award names Asia’s Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel

8 June 2017 - EturboNews
The 5-star award-winning One World Hotel continues to wear the crown; holding ‘Asia’s Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel’ title at the 24th World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 held on Sunday, 4th June 2017 and ‘Best Convention Hotel Malaysia’ award at the Asia Pacific International Hotel Awards 2017-2018 on the 26th May 2017.
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Frasers Hospitality Group honoured as Leading Serviced Apartment Brand

8 June 2017 - Travel Daily News Asia
Frasers Hospitality Group, a division of Frasers Centrepoint Limited ("FCL"), was recently awarded seven coveted titles at the 2017 World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasiaceremony in Shanghai, China. In the highly-contested Australasia regional category, Frasers Hospitality was recognised as the Leading Serviced Apartment brand for the second consecutive year.
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Vinpearl Da Nang named as Vietnam’s leading beach resort

8 June 2017 - Vietnam Plus
inpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas of real estate developer Vingroup was honoured as Vietnam’s Leading Beach Resort 2017 by the World Travel Awards at a gala ceremony recently held in Shanghai (China).
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Star Cruises voted TAR Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017

7 June 2017 - Travel Daily News Asia
Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. As Asia’s pioneering cruise line brand, Star Cruises was once again recognized by travel and tourism professionals worldwide as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” for six consecutive years since 2012.
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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

7 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Shanghai, China - Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia's Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 in China.
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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination 2017

6 June 2017 - Malay Mail Online
Adventure-seekers and intrepid globetrotters looking to blaze new trails in South-east Asia will want to consider adding Sri Lanka to their travel bucket list, after the country claimed the title of leading destination and leading adventure tourism destination for Asia over the weekend.
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World Travel Awards recap

6 June 2017 - ShanghaiRyan
Had the pleasure of attending The World Travel Awards at The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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The Venetian Macao takes double honours at the 2017 World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
The Venetian Macao has been voted both Macao's Leading Casino Resort 2017 and Macao's Leading Resort 2017 for the Asia region at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) held recently in Shanghai. Both accolades reflect the integrated resort’s dedication to service excellence and highlight its success in the industry.
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Hyatt wins award

6 June 2017 - The Himalayan Times
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has been recognised by World Travel Awards as Nepal’s leading hotel once again for 2017 after having won it in 2016 as well as for the years 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
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InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam, Koh Samui wins four World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - ITCM
Named Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort for the Fifth Time InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam has won four awards at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australia, including Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort for the fifth year in a row. The Gala Ceremony took place at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai last night, Sunday 4 June 2017. A celebration of the best of the best in the global travel and tourism industry, the event was attended by hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry.
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Africa’s leading national park 2017

6 June 2017 - Your African Safari
The World Travel Awards are coming up again and now is the time to cast your vote for what you believe is Africa’s leading national park. Masai Mara, Kenya, has won this prestigious title consecutively since 2013.
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Best Tour Operator

6 June 2017 - The Fiji Times Online
RATED as the number one outdoor activity in Fiji on TripAdvisor, the Sigatoka River Safari, stamped its mark as the best tour operator in Australasia after it was announced "Australasia's leading adventure tour operator at the 24th annual World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China recently.
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Air New Zealand Australasia’s #1 airline again

6 June 2017 - Business Scoop
Air New Zealand was named Australasias Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Shanghai, China, early yesterday morning.
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International accolade for in-flight magazine

6 June 2017 - The Fiji Times Online
FIJI'S national carrier's vision is to be the most desired, most flown and most profitable airline in the South Pacific and for inflight magazine FijiTime to be recognised as Australasia's Leading Inflight Magazine for 2017 by the prestigious World Travel Awards was validation it was on the right path, says Shaenaz Voss
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FJ’s FijiTime Australasia’s Leading Inflight

6 June 2017 - Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Airways inflight magazine, FijiTime has been recognised as Australasia’s Leading Inflight Magazine for 2017 by the prestigious World Travel Awards at its regional awards gala ceremony which was held in Shanghai on Sunday night. It was nominated alongside Jetstar magazine, KiaOra Magazine (Air New Zealand), Paradise — the inflight magazine of Air Niugini, Qantas’ Spirit of Australia, Reva Tahiti Magazine (Air Tahiti), and Voyeur (Virgin Australia).
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Sigatoka River Safari Wins At World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Fiji Sun Online
Leading Fijian Tour operator, Sigatoka River Safari, is proud to announce it has won “Australasia’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator” at the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ held recently in Shanghai China.
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HG New Zealand strikes gold at World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Scoop Business
Two InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) New Zealand properties have struck gold at the prestigious World Travel Awards.
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Double win for AirAsia at World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - TheStar.com
PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has been voted Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia.
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Flight Centre scoops up at World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - Travel Weekly
The 24th annual World Travel Awards were held in China over the weekend and Aussie agency Flight Centre took two particularly special crowns.
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A befitting honour

5 June 2017 - The Hans India
In a proud moment, Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad won ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2017’ at the ‘World Travel Awards’ recently.
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The Venetian Macao takes double honours at the 2017 World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - ITCM
Integrated resort wins ‘Macao's Leading Casino Resort’ and ‘Macao's Leading Resort’at prestigious industry event The Venetian® Macao has been votedboth Macao's Leading Casino Resort 2017and Macao's Leading Resort 2017 forthe Asia region at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards(WTA) held recently in Shanghai. Both accolades reflect the integrated resort’s dedication to service excellence and highlight its success in the industry.
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Safari wins Australasian travel award

5 June 2017 - The Fiji Times
AUSTRALASIA'S leading adventure tour operator in 2017 is Sigatoka River Safari, an honour made official at last night's World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China.
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MCEC wins at World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - CIM News Magazine
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been named Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre for the sixth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards in China.
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AirAsia bags a 'double' at 2017 World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd bagged a "double" at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia ceremony in Shanghai, China on last Sunday.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Marriott Executive Apartments, Thailand

5 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Marriott Executive Apartments has taken the title of Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

5 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula celebrates its 5th anniversary

5 June 2017 - InterContinental
InterContine​ntal Danang Sun Peninsula Resort once again brought home the prestigious awards by World Travel Awards, fourth year running, at the gala ceremony in Shanghai on June 4th 2017.
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Belfast Shortlisted At World Travel Awards

4 June 2017 - 4NI.co.uk
Belfast has been nominated for a major tourism accolade at the World Travel Awards.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

2 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Prior to the Gala Ceremony, WTA has arranged for registered delegates and media to explore famous Shanghai attractions such as the Yu Garden, the Old City Town, Jade Buddha Temple and Tian Zi Fang area and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a cruise along the Huang Pu River Cruise, on a complimentary sightseeing tour.
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World Travel Awards arrives in Shanghai

1 June 2017 - IOL Travel
The 24th instalment of the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia will be taking place in Shanghai, China this year.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

31 May 2017 - World Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Shanghai ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

31 May 2017 - Hotel Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Shanghai ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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World Travel Awards touches down in Shanghai, China

31 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has touched down in Shanghai, China, ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Could your child be Radisson Blu's mini CEO? (Child Entertainment Officer!)

25 May 2017 - World Travel News
Then Radisson Blu might just have a job for them!
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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 gets 41 World Travel Awards nominations

4 May 2017 - Andina
Peru has been nominated for 41 categories in the 2017 edition of prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) South America, taking place on September 9 in Riviera Maya (Mexico), the Inca nation's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) announced.
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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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