Orlando Sentinel

17 December 2007 - Orlando Sentinel

2007 World Travel Awards winners

Walt Disney World, the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean International were among scores of winners of World Travel Awards announced this morning.

After receiving thousands of votes on-line, Walt Disney World was named the world's leading theme park resort, the Orlando convention and visitors bureau (which just unveiled its new advertising campaign, featuring the above ad) the leading tourist and convention bureau, Carnival the leading cruise brand and Royal Caribbean the leading cruise line. The awards were presented Wednesday night at a gala at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa in the Caribbean.

Among other winners in the 14th annual awards, British Airways was named world's leading airline, Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, leading beach; Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, leading golf resort; Singapore Changi Airport, leading airport, and London, the leading destination, an award won in 2006 by Orlando.

Regional awards also were presented.

Among them, Orlando was named North America's leading tourism destination. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin was named both the leading convention hotel and the leading resort hotel.

Interestingly, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau beat out the Orlando bureau to be named North America's leading tourist and convention bureau.

New York JFK Airport was named the continent's leading airport. JetBlue Airways was named the leading budget airline, Delta Airlines the leading business class airline and American Airlines the leading airline. The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., won best golf resort.

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Orlando Sentinel 17-12-2007

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