In the News 2015



Hussein Hatata receives commendation at World Travel Awards in Morocco

30 December 2015 - Arab News
The crème de la creme of the travel industry gathered at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco on Dec.12 to honor individuals and companies for their distinctive contribution to international hospitality at the World Travel Awards 2015.
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World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 winners revealed

22 December 2015 - CityNews
MANAMA: Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has been awarded the title of World’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2015.
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Die besten Airlines, Hotels und Reiseziele der Welt

16 December 2015 - Die Welt
Zum 22. Mal wurden die internationalen Spitzen der Reise- und Tourismusbranche mit den renommierten World Travel Awards ausgezeichnet. Wir stellen einige der Gewinner verschiedener Kategorien vor.
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London's Dorchester named best city hotel in the world

16 December 2015 - AOL Travel
The Dorchester Hotel in London has been named as the best city hotel in the world.
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Peru wins fourth consecutive gastronomy tourism award

16 December 2015 - Peru Reports
The World Travel Awards have selected Peru as the Best Culinary Destination in 2015 for the fourth consecutive year.
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Etihad Airways wederom grote winnaar World Travel Awards

16 December 2015 - Luchtvaart Nieuws
CASABLANCA - Etihad Airways is opnieuw de grote winnaar van de World Travel Awards. De carrier uit Abu Dhabi werd voor de zevende keer op rij benoemd tot 'World's Leading Airline'. De awards werden uitgereikt in het Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Marokko. Etihad werd ook uitgeroepen tot luchtvaartmaatschappij met de beste first class, het beste cabinepersoneel en het beste inflight entertainment.
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Norwegian Cruise Line crowned world leader for the fourth year running

16 December 2015 - Express
Norwegian Cruise Line has been named the World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line for the fourth year running by the World Travel Awards.
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London's £350-a-night Dorchester named world's best city hotel at top travel awards (but the overall winner is in Morocco)

16 December 2015 - Daily Mail
With classic luxury, a restaurant with three Michelin stars and famous guests, London’s Dorchester has been named the best city hotel in the world.
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Die Gewinner der „World Travel Awards“

16 December 2015 - bild.de
Sie gelten als die Oscars der Tourismusbranche: die „World Travel Awards“. Seit 22 Jahren wird die begehrte Auszeichnung an die besten der Besten vergeben.
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Etihad Airways wins 'World's Leading Airline' award at World Travel Awards

16 December 2015 - Arabian AeroSpace
Etihad Airways has won 'World's Leading Airline' award for the seventh consecutive year at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Moroccan Minister of Tourism Receives World Travel Award

15 December 2015 - Morocco World News
The 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony was celebrated on the evening of December 12 at the Magazan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco.
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Strong SA presence in World Travel Awards

15 December 2015 - iafrica
The winners of the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 have been named, with South Africa winning quite a few awards.
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World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 winners revealed

15 December 2015 - Travel Daily News
The award presentations were the highlight of the red carpet event which welcomed over 300 industry leaders from around the globe to the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.
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World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 winners revealed in Morocco

15 December 2015 - FTN News
World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 winners revealed at the award ceremony held on Saturday night at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco. Suat Tore representing ftnNEWS and New Focus Travel Magazine, media partners of the World Travel Awards, presented an award at the award ceremony. The red carpet event welcomed over 300 industry leaders from around the globe to Morocco.
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Air Asia wins three awards at World Travel Awards

15 December 2015 - India Blooms
Morocco, Dec 14 (IBNS) The AirAsia group, who recently celebrated its 14th anniversary received three prestigious recognitions at the World Travel Awards, winning the ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ title for the third consecutive year and clinched the 'World's Leading Low Cost Airline Website' and 'World's Leading Low Cost Airline App' titles for the first time.
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Frasers Hospitality takes World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand title at World Travel Awards

15 December 2015 - Breaking Travel News
Frasers Hospitality has capped off the year by winning the World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand title by World Travel Awards, the highest honour within the travel and tourism industry.
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Vietnam Television (VTV) coverage of World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015

13 December 2015 - VTV
Vietnamese coverage from national broadcaster VTV of the 2015 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony.
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Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015

1 December 2015 - Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco, has been selected to host the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2015.
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Sandals Resorts International Honored at This Year’s World Travel Awards

22 October 2015 - St. Lucia Times
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & The North America Ceremony, held on October 17, 2015 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort.
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Delta named leading airline to Caribbean

22 October 2015 - FINCHANNEL.com
Delta has been honored with two World Travel Awards in the categories of North America’s Leading Airline and United States’ Leading Airline to the Caribbean.
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Sandals Resorts International honoured at World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & North America ceremony

22 October 2015 - Bahamas Island Info
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & The North America Ceremony, held on October 17, 2015 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected 17 awards, demonstrating the continued success and evolution of the brand and its resorts.
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Sandals Resorts Wins Numerous Travel Awards

22 October 2015 - Travel Pulse
The annual World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & the North America Ceremony took place on Oct. 17 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Tennis & Spa Resort and, in addition to hosting the event, Sandals Resorts International also took home a number of awards.
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Island Routes Named Caribbean's Best Tour Company At The World Travel Awards

22 October 2015 - IT Business Net
Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has done it again! The region's fastest growing tour provider has been named the Caribbean's Leading Adventure Tour Operator for the sixth straight year at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards.
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Hong Kong Tourist Board signs on for World Travel Award Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

19 October 2015 - Travel Daily News
World Travel Awards has welcomed Hong Kong Tourist Board as its latest partner for the upcoming Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Belize wins big in prestigious international tourism awards

19 October 2015 - The Reporter Newspaper
For the first time in the 22-year-history of the World Travel Awards, Belize wins the biggest travel honors for the continent – the Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination and the Leading Beach Destination 2015. Belize emerged victorious with Placencia being named Leading Beach Destination 2015 and Ambergris Caye Leading Destination of 2015.
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Bahamas set to welcome World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015

19 October 2015 - thebahamasweekly.com
Great Exuma, Bahamas - World Travel Awards has landed in the Bahamas ahead of the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Quito Leads Winners At World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

14 October 2015 - HospitalityNet
Ecuadorian capital Quito has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015, being recognised as Latin America's Leading Destination for the second successive year.
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Peru chosen as Best Culinary Destination in S.A.

14 October 2015 - Peru this week
With names such as Central and Gaston & Astrid on its menu, it’s no surprise that Peru was chosen for the fourth consecutive year as the Best Culinary Destination of South America by the World Travel Awards, considered the Oscars of tourism.
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Ecuador Named Leading Travel Hot Spot in 'Tourism Oscars'

14 October 2015 - teleSUR
Ecuador was again awarded the title of South America’s leading tourist destination Saturday, after winning 14 prizes at the World Travel Awards, also known as the Oscars of Tourism.
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Delta named leading airline to Latin America

14 October 2015 - The FINANCIAL
Delta has been honored with three prestigious World Travel Awards: United States’ Leading Airline to Central America; United States’ Leading Airline to South America; and United States’ Leading Airline to Mexico.
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World Travel Awards arrives in Bogota ahead of Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

9 October 2015 - Travel Daily News
BOGOTA - World Travel Awards has arrived in Colombian capital Bogota as final preparations begin for the Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Bogotá ultima los preparativos de la gala de premios WTA

25 September 2015 - Expreso
Con menos de un mes de antelación para que Bogotá, Colombia, acoja con satisfacción la Ceremonia Mundial, Gala Travel Awards Latinoamérica, para la que Bogotá Turismo ha dado a conocer los últimos detalles del evento.
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InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong to host World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015

25 September 2015 - ITCM
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse is tops in Europe

24 September 2015 - Travel Weekly
You know what they say about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. A case in point is the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, which was just named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2015, a World Travel Awards designation.
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Art Rotana Amwaj receives top honour at WTA

24 September 2015 - Trade Arabia
Art Rotana Amwaj Islands, a luxury hotel located in the heart of Amwaj in Bahrain, scooped two prestigious international hospitality awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) in Dubai, UAE. earlier this year.
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Bogotá to welcome the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

23 September 2015 - FTN News
Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, welcomes the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015 next month. Bogotá Turismo has unveiled the latest details of the event which will take place on October 10th, centred on two iconic locations in the city.Hosting the award presentations will be the Teatro de Colón, before guests move to the Plazoleta Camilo Torres del Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé in the historical city centre of the Colombian capital for the gala dinner.
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St. Petersburg was just named the best destination in Europe

11 September 2015 - Business Insider
St. Petersburg, Russia, was just named the best destination in Europe by the World Travel Awards.
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DUKES ST JAMES LONDON named ‘England’s Leading Hotel 2015’ at World Travel Awards

11 September 2015 - ITCM
DUKES ST JAMES LONDON has announced its huge success at the World Travel Awards this past weekend, with the luxury boutique hotel being awarded ‘England’s Leading Hotel 2015.’
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InterContinental Malta wins Leading Hotel, Leading Business Hotel categories in World Travel Awards

11 September 2015 - Malta Today
Frequently hailed as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’ – the World Travel Awards are the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating companies and organisations that have pushed the boundaries of industry excellence
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Norwegian is voted Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 by the World Travel Awards

11 September 2015 - FINANCIAL
This is the seventh prestigious title awarded to Norwegian over the last 12 months, and follows the recent Skytrax Awards for ‘Europe’s Best Low Cost Airline’, and ‘World’s Best Low Cost, Long Haul Airline’.
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Jumeirah Group celebrates success at World Travel Awards 2015

11 September 2015 - ITCM
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has won four accolades at the World Travel Awards 2015 held in Sardinia, Italy.
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Top prize for G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh

11 September 2015 - Daily Record
The five-star G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh was crowned Scotland's best boutique hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards.
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The Belfry Hotel & Resort named England’s Leading Resort at World Travel Awards

8 September 2015 - ConferenceNews
The Belfry Hotel & Resort, in Warwickshire, excelled over some of the country’s finest hotels to be named England’s Leading Resort at this year’s World Travel Awards. The WTA were held this year in Forte Village, Sardinia, on 5 September in front of an audience of 250 industry leaders.
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Saint Petersburg leads World Travel Awards European winners

7 September 2015 - Breaking Travel News
Saint Petersburg, Russia, has claimed the title of Europe’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in Sardinia, Italy,
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Guinness Storehouse named as Europe's top tourist attraction

7 September 2015 - Belfast Telegraph
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse has beaten Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower to be named Europe's leading tourist attraction.
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World Travel Awards lands at Forte Village Resort for Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

4 September 2015 - Hospitality Net
World Travel Awards has arrived in Sardinia, Italy, as final preparations are put in place for the Europe Gala Ceremony 2015. The red carpet ceremony will take place on September 5th, 2015, and will this year be hosted by Forte Village Resort.
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World Travel Awards lands at Forte Village Resort for Europe Gala Ceremony 2015

4 September 2015 - Travel Daily News
SARDINIA, ITALY - World Travel Awards has arrived in Sardinia, Italy, as final preparations are put in place for the Europe Gala Ceremony 2015. The red carpet ceremony will take place on September 5th, 2015, and will this year be hosted by Forte Village Resort.
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Final call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015

19 August 2015 - Breaking Travel News
Members of the hospitality industry, consumers and tourism stakeholders from across the Caribbean and North America are being encouraged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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Avianca partners with World Travel Awards

7 August 2015 - ETB Travel News America
World Travel Awards announces Avianca as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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World Travel Awards signs Avianca as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

5 August 2015 - Travel Daily News
World Travel Awards announces Avianca as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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World Travel Awards signs Avianca as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

4 August 2015 - ITCM
World Travel Awards has announced Avianca as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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World Travel Awards for Africa out; here's who you should be travelling and 'sleeping' with in 2015

4 August 2015 - Mail & Guardian Africa
THE World Travel Awards for Africa 2015 have wrapped up. Winners came from all corners of the continent. In front of an audience of more than 150 industry leaders from 20 countries. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
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Marrakech’s Palmeraie Named Best Resort in Africa

4 August 2015 - Morocco World News
Morocco’s Palmeraie Resort in Marrakech received the 2015 World Travel Awards (WTA) for the best resort in Africa for the second consecutive year.
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Mazagan Beach Resort wins three WTA awards

4 August 2015 - TradeArabia
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a leading tourism resort in Morocco, was recognised in three categories at the 22nd World Travel Awards (WTA) held at Kempinsky Seychelles resort last month.
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World Travel Awards for Africa out; here's who you should be travelling and 'sleeping' with in 2015

26 June 2015 - Mail & Guardian Africa
THE World Travel Awards for Africa 2015 have wrapped up. Winners came from all corners of the continent. In front of an audience of more than 150 industry leaders from 20 countries. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
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Kenya scoops nine tourism awards

26 June 2015 - Standard Digital News
Tourism stakeholders at the Coast have hailed the United Kingdom (UK) for lifting its travel advisory and called on the government to launch an aggressive campaign to market the country as a secure destination.
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Transcorp Hilton Abuja Honoured At World Travel Awards 2015

26 June 2015 - Naij
On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Transcorp Hilton Abuja was honoured with an unprecedented five awards by the voters of the 22nd World Travel Awards.
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World Travel Awards 2015: Seychelles Tourism and Air Seychelles clinch Indian Ocean’s top trophies

23 June 2015 - Seychelles News Agency
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, which offers visitors powder-white beaches surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise oceans and lush tropical vegetation, has been voted the Leading Indian Ocean Destination at this year’s World Travel Awards.
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SA wins big at World Travel Awards

23 June 2015 - iafrica.com
The African winners of the 2015 World Travel Awards were announced this weekend, with South African companies and establishments winning big.
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi named top MidEast tourist attraction

18 May 2015 - Arabian Business
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been named the Middle East's leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards Gala event.
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Oman Air wins two world travel awards in a row

14 May 2015 - Times of Oman
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has won two awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2015.
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Etihad Airways named Middle East’s leading carrier at World Travel Awards

14 May 2015 - 7 Days in Dubai
Etihad Airways has been named the Middle East’s leading airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East, for the ninth consecutive year.
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Royal Jet wins ‘leading private jet charter’ award

14 May 2015 - TradeArabia
Royal Jet, a leading private charter company, has won the ‘Middle East’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ honour at the World Travel Awards 2015 recently.
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Katara Hospitality receives two World Travel Awards

14 May 2015 - Gulf Times
The global hotel developer, owner and operator based in Qatar bagged the “Middle East’s Leading Hospitality Development Company” for the second consecutive year, and the “Middle East Leading Tourism Development Project” for the iconic Katara Towers development in the Marina District of Doha’s Lusail City.
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World Travel Awards Middle East 2015 advert

28 April 2015 - International New York Times
The advert for World Travel Awards Middle East 2015 event was run in International New York Times newspaper.
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Beaches Turks & Caicos named as host for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015

13 March 2015 - The Bahamas Weekly
The ‘Oscars of the travel industry’,World Travel Awards has announced Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spahas been selected to host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2015.
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World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony launched at ANATO 2015

13 March 2015 - Travel Daily News
BOGOTA - World Travel Awards has officially begun the countdown to the Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015 during a launch event at the Vitrina Turistica de ANATO 2015 in Bogota. Bogota will host the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony in October this year.
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ITB Berlin 2015: Four Seasons Resort Dubai to welcome World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

13 March 2015 - Breaking Travel News
After an exhaustive search of some of the finest properties in the region, World Travel Awards has revealed Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will host the Middle East Gala Ceremony 2015.
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