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11 April 2011 - Trade Arabia

World Travel Awards, the biggest and the most prestigious awards programme in the travel industry worldwide will be returning to India in 2012 to host its Asia & Australasia Ceremony at the Oberoi Gurgaon in Delhi.

The organisers of the “Oscars of the travel industry” selected the Indian capital as host due to its continuing evolution as a world-class business and leisure destination, spearheaded by its thriving luxury hospitality sector, a statement said.

Graham E Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards, said: “We are delighted to be returning to this beguiling country for what will be our third event there in five years. In this period alone we have noticed the huge strides its travel and tourism sector has made."

“The Oberoi Gurgaon typifies India’s emergence as a new economic superpower. This brand new property has pushed the luxury bar even higher, and exemplifies World Travel Awards quest for excellence, as well as the unrivalled service standards set by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts,” he added.

“The Asia & Australasia Ceremony is the first confirmed event of our 2012 Grand Tour, and we look forward to working with The Oberoi Gurgaon team for what will be a decisive evening for the industry,” Cooke concluded.

Kapil Chopra, senior vice president, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in 2012. With The Oberoi, Gurgaon’s unique ambience and excellent facilities, we hope to make this a memorable event for all guests and to showcase the best of Indian hospitality.”

“These awards are about honouring the best in Travel and Tourism and to host them is a further endorsement of the growing popularity of India as a world class travel destination,” he added.

Source: Trade Arabia

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