Gulf Times

7 May 2012 - Gulf Times

Regency Travel & Tours of Qatar has won the Middle East’s and Qatar’s leading travel agency award for the sixth time in a row for the year 2012 at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Dubai recently.

Earlier, Regency had won the World Travel award for the Middle East’s leading Travel Agency for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Regency Travel and Tours scooped the honour for 2012 competing against big names in the travel industry. Regency bagged the award for “ Qatar’s leading travel agency” for three years in a row.

Hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry,” World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

A packed audience comprising VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media from more than 30 countries witnessed the WTA’s Middle East Ceremony 2012.

More than 462 organisations across the Middle East, spanning more than 125 categories entered the competition.

Tareq Abdullatif Taha, chief executive officer of Regency Travel and Tours received the award. Accompanying him to Dubai to receive the award were General Manager N M Shafiq, Travel Manager Naushad M E, Tours Manager Farooq Siddiqui, Assistant Tours Manager Jagannath Pothiraj, Sam Varghese, Regency Group HR director, Fadi Barakeh, AREDC general manager, Kallai Aboosabil, Regency Fleets general manager, Abegale Bantugan, Ali Youness, Aileen Mariano and Allan Eviota from product development, operations and sales and marketing team and a few other guests from Qatar. Tareq said he was proud to represent Qatar and having yet again won this year’s Middle East ‘leading travel agency award’. He attributed the success to loyal customers for their trust in the organisation and he also dedicated the award to his team and their hard work and the quality of service that they provide to the customers.

He promised that the Regency team would work harder to keep up the confidence and quality of service that the company is known for. Tareq also dedicated the award to the people of Qatar.

Lebanese pop star Carole Samaha headlined the glittering show, with Wonho Chung providing the comedy, and the South African string quartet Sterling EQ also performing.

Graham E Cooke, president & founder, WTA, underlined the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across the Middle East.

Source: Gulf Times


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