In the News 2016



SUITE DREAMS The incredible opulence of the world’s best hotel suite which has bulletproof windows, a private spa…and a £17k-a-night price tag

13 December 2016 - The Sun
Stunning Katara Suite in Milan has been named the best in the world.
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Peru: Best Culinary Destination for fifth year in a row

6 December 2016 - Peruthisweek.com
Back in July the Word Travel Awards for top culinary destination in South America was given to Peru.
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FCM wins top award at World Travel Awards sixth year running

6 December 2016 - ITCM
FCM Travel Solutions offices around the world are celebrating after being named the World's Leading Travel Management Company as part of the 2016 World Travel Awards.
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Etihad airways named World’s Leading Airline for the eighth time

6 December 2016 - The Filipino Times
For the eighth consecutive time, Etihad Airways has been hailed as ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016.
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World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

6 December 2016 - Travel Daily News Asia
Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.
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Da Nang luxury resort on top of the world

5 December 2016 - Vietnam News
The InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort has created history by being selected the World’s Leading Luxury Resort for three years (2014-16) in a row.
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Etihad Airways wins 'World's Leading Airline' award for eighth consecutive year

5 December 2016 - Emirates 24/7 News
Etihad Airways has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Jamaica, Bartlett shine at World Travel Awards

5 December 2016 - Jamaica Observer
Jamaica’s tourism industry continued to shine at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA), taking 10 titles, including the prestigious World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel presented to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.
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The Jamaica Tourism Minister is shing at World Travel Awards

4 December 2016 - ETN Global Travel Industry News
Jamaica made it big at World Travel Awards this year. The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has been bestowed the distinctive award of World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel, at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final held in the Maldives, Southern Asia on December 2, 2016. Destination Jamaica and local tourism partners also copped several prestigious awards at the event.
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Full steam ahead as Titanic wins world’s top tourism attraction title

3 December 2016 - Belfast Telegraph
Titanic Belfast has been crowned best tourist attraction in the world.
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AirAsia named world’s top low-cost airline for fourth year in a row

3 December 2016 - Malay Mail Online
AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth year in a row and its maiden title as the World’s Leading Inflight Service at the 23rd World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final held in Male, Maldives.
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AirAsia bags two honours at World Travel Awards Grand Final

3 December 2016 - The Star
AirAsia has been named the World's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth year in a row and its maiden title as the World's Leading Inflight Service at the 23rd World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final held in Male, Maldives.
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Russia Tops 2016 World Travel Awards

3 December 2016 - Travelers Today
The World Travel Awards, The Oscars of the tourism sector, has conferred the highest recognition to St. Petersburg, Russia, citing its potential growth and bright future in the tourism industry.The city bagged the title of the World's Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016 on Friday evening.
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St Petersburg wins top title during World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016

2 December 2016 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has recognised St Petersburg’s potential for tourism growth, arguing the Russian destination has a bright future on the international hospitality stage.
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Titanic Belfast named as world’s best tourist attraction

2 December 2016 - ITV News
Titanic Belfast has been named the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the World Travel Awards.
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Titanic Belfast named world's leading tourist attraction

2 December 2016 - BBC News
Titanic Belfast has been named the world's leading tourist attraction.
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Titanic Belfast named world's best tourist attraction at Tourism Oscars

2 December 2016 - Daily Mail Online
Titanic Belfast has been crowned best tourist attraction in the world. The interactive museum beat Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip and Peru’s Machu Picchu at a ceremony for the World Travel Awards in the Maldives.
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The Best in African Travel: Word Travel Awards winners

24 October 2016 - traveller24
Every year, the respected World Travel Awards puts together a series of regional Gala Ceremonies from north to south to celebrate and recognise the successes of tourism and hospitality establishments.
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World Travel Awards Set For Middle East Gala Ceremony At The St. Regis Dubai

28 September 2016 - luxurialifestyle.ae
World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th.
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Al Forte Village va in scena il meglio del Mondo

4 September 2016 - vanityfair.it
Tornano i World Travel Awards, i premi più ambiti nel mondo del turismo che saranno assegnati questo fine settimana. L'Italia è già protagonista: la serata di gala sarà al Forte Village, uno dei resort più esclusivi della Sardegna
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Peru is chosen as the best food destination in the region

4 July 2016 - peruthisweek.com
The country was recognized by the World Travel Awards for the 5th year in a row.
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The leading Latin American destination for 2016? Quito, Ecuador

4 July 2016 - yahoo.com
If Latin America is on your travel radar this year, you might want to check out the results of the World Travel Awards Latin America 2016 which named Quito, Ecuador the region's leading destination for the fourth year in a row and Medellin, Colombia the region's leading city break destination.
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Quito leads winners at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

4 July 2016 - traveldailynews.com
The event saw American carrier Delta Air Lines presented with trophies for United States’ Leading Airline to South America, United States’ Leading Airline to Central America and United States’ Leading Airline to Mexico.
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Se entregaron los World Travel Awards en Lima

4 July 2016 - travel2latam.com
El viernes por la noche se realizó en el lujoso Swissotel la gala de premiación. Cabe destacar que Quito se consagró como destino de América Latina por cuarto año consecutivo
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Peru named South America's leading culinary destination in 2016

4 July 2016 - andina.com.pe
For the fifth consecutive year, Peru has been named South America's Leading Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA), heralded by many media as the 'Oscars of the travel industry,' Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva announced on Saturday.
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Ecuador Wins 7 World Travel Awards, Named Greenest Destination

4 July 2016 - telesurtv.net
World travelers and nature lovers are encouraged to visit the Andean nation.
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Perú y Ecuador dominan los premios World Travel Awards de Sudamérica

3 July 2016 - hosteltur.lat
Perú y Ecuador se llevaron muchos de los premios más importantes en la 23ª edición de los World Travel Awards, que eligen cada año lo mejor de la industria del turismo. En la ceremonia de premiación a nivel sudamericano –celebrada en Lima- la ciudad de Quito fue elegida por cuarto año consecutivo como el mejor destino en la región, y también fueron distinguidas la aerolínea LATAM, la cadena de hoteles Marriott y la rentadora de autos Hertz.
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Ecuador gana cinco 'Oscar' del turismo en los World Travel Awards 2016

2 July 2016 - cinequo.com
Quito, la capital del Ecuador, logro por cuarta vez consecutiva el premio al destino turistico lider en Sudamerica, en los World Travel Awards.
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Los premios World Travel Awards Latinoamérica se entregan en Lima

1 July 2016 - expreso.info
La capital peruana, Lima, ultima los preparativos finales para el desarrollo de la ceremonia de la Gala de los World Travel Awards Latinoamérica 2016, un evento que se lleva a cabo en el Swissôtel Lima el viernes, 1 de julio.
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World Travel Awards lands in Lima ahead of Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

30 June 2016 - TravelDailyNews
It will be the second time World Travel Awards has visited Peru, following a rapturously received debut in 2013, and first the time industry leading event has been welcomed to Swissotel Lima.
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Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa to welcome World Travel Awards

22 June 2016 - TravelDailyNews
The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on August 27th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.
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PromPerú da la bienvenida a la Ceremonia World Travel Awards Latinoamérica en Lima

16 June 2016 - hosteltur.lat
​NOTA DE PRENSA REMITIDA POR WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

25 May 2016 - traveldailynews.asia
World Travel Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been selected to host the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Kenya scoops awards, Zanzibar gains publicity at the World Travel Awards

15 April 2016 - CCTV Africa
The East African island of Zanzibar has been hosting the coveted World Travel Awards in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro won Africa's tourism attraction of the year, while the Masai Mara won National Park of the year. But as Dan Ashby reports, it may be Zanzibar itself that gains the most.
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The African leg of the World Travel Awards in Tanzania

15 April 2016 - SABC
Dozens of South African businesses met in Tanzania over the weekend to compete in the the African leg of the World Travel Awards, against other hotels, airlines, and tourist attractions from across the continent.
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Local travel agency wins accolades

14 April 2016 - dailynews.co.tz
TRAVELSTART Tanzania has won the prestigious Best Travel Agency in Tanzania at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA). The announcement was aired at Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 that was held over the weekend in Zanzibar.
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Cape Town's Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa’s Leading City Hotel

14 April 2016 - capetalk.co.za
The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, is situated on the corner of Loop and Pepper Streets in Cape Town. It was named Africa’s Leading City Hotel at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, held in Zanzibar.
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Jumeirah Vittaveli voted ‘Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort’

14 April 2016 - incentivetravel.co.uk
Jumeirah Vittaveli has won the World Travel Award 2016 for ‘Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort’ at the Africa and Indian Ocean gala evening in Zanzibar.
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World Travel Awards honour the Durban ICC for the 15th time

14 April 2016 - incentivetravel.co.uk
The Durban International Convention Centre has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” at the World Travel Awards once again! The award was conveyed at a dazzling red carpet event at the Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania on Saturday evening.
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Kenyan firms shine at World Travel Awards

12 April 2016 - standardmedia.co.ke
NAIROBI: Kenya stole the show at the 23rd edition of the World Trade Awards Africa and Indian Ocean gala ceremony. The country swept 23 of the 57 awards at the event held in Zanzibar.
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World Travel Awards pronounce the best in African and Indian Ocean travel

12 April 2016 - themalaymailonline.com
NEW YORK, April 12 — Eyeing a trip to Africa or the Indian Ocean? The travel industry has named the top airlines, hotels and destinations in the regions at an awards ceremony in Zanzibar over the weekend that could serve as a guide for prospective travellers.
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World Travel Awards honour the Durban ICC for the 15th time !

12 April 2016 - 5stardurban.co.za
The Durban International Convention Centre has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” at the World Travel Awards once again!
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Nine Prestigious Awards for Constance Hotels & Resorts at World Travel Awards 2016

12 April 2016 - mvhotelsonline.com
Constance Hotels & Resorts with its collection of luxurious hotels and resorts nurtures your desires by creating the perfect holiday in the ideal destinations across the Indian Ocean. From luxurious glitz to Robinson Crusoe escape, you will be whisked off to timeless adventures in the Unique Resorts and Ultimate Hotels surrounded by turquoise lagoon and dedicated personnel.
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ICC, Hilton clinch top travel awards – again

12 April 2016 - iol.co.za
Durban - Durban's International Convention Centre (ICC) has taken yet another honour at the World Travel Awards – and so has its neighbour, the Hilton Hotel.
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Eden Bleu Hotel wins coveted title of ‘Seychelles’ Leading Conference Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards

12 April 2016 - incentivetravel.co.uk
Champagne corks are popping at Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles as it celebrates being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Seychelles’ Leading Conference Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards which took place in Zanzibar on the 9th April. A group of expert representatives from the global travel industry confirmed that Eden Bleu Hotel has outstanding meetings and conference facilities and is recognised as the best in this category.
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Cape hotel named Africa’s top city hotel

12 April 2016 - http://www.iol.co.za/
Cape Town - The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been named Africa’s Leading City Hotel at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, held in Zanzibar at the weekend.
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World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony hosted by Zanzibar

12 April 2016 - http://www.travelwires.com/
Hospitality industry most prestigious leaders across the world will attend the red carpet ceremony, held at Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, this weekend Each year, the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony is the most important event in the industry, connecting members of the travel and tourism sectors and offering excellent networking opportunities and…
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Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

12 April 2016 - breakingtravelnews.com
Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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World Travel Awards in Zanzibar Ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

12 April 2016 - northeasttoday.in
World Travel Awards has landed on the paradise island of Zanzibar ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

12 April 2016 - hospitalitynet.org
Zanzibar-- Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean's Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Air Seychelles wins multiple accolades at World Travel Awards 2016

12 April 2016 - seychellesnewsagency.com
Air Seychelles won four major awards at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 on Saturday. The travel awards crowned Air Seychelles as the Indian Ocean's leading airline, and also named it the region's best in business class, economy class and cabin crew service.
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Prestigious awards for Maldives at World Travel Awards 2016

12 April 2016 - mvhotelsonline.com
Maldives wins the prestigious position of the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination at the 23rd edition of the Annual World Travel Awards; Africa and Indian Ocean held on 9th April evening in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Maldives once again secured the prestigious position as the Indian Ocean’s leading Destination after having won the title also in 2015 after fierce competition with Indian Ocean’s top tourist destinations including Seychelles and Mauritius.
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Magical Kenya nominated for 2016 World Travel Awards

9 April 2016 - hivisasa
Magical Kenya has received a record five nominations for the 2016 World Travel Awards (WTA), Africa to be held in Zanzibar on April 9, 2016.
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Votes now open for World Travel Awards 2016

23 March 2016 - ThePortugalNews.com
Portugal has received close to 100 nominations for the upcoming World Travel Awards, which are described by those in the know as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’ and for which voting is now open.
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Weekend itinerary revealed ahead of World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

23 March 2016 - traveldailynews.com
The ceremony will take place on April 9th at Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of top hospitality leaders from across the two regions in attendance.
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World Travel Awards 2016 nominees unveiled

16 March 2016 - thebahamasweekly.com
London - World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed the nominees for its Grand Tour 2016, with thousands of hospitality leaders from across the globe in the running for the prestigious titles.
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THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS RECEIVE NINE NOMINATIONS FROM 23RD ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

16 March 2016 - EIN NEWS
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS, March 10, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Islands Of The Bahamas are delighted to have been nominated in nine Caribbean categories by the 23rd annual World Travel Awards, including Leading Beach Destination, Cruise Destination, Cruise Port, Destination, Dive Destination, Honeymoon Destination, Luxury Island Destination and Romantic Destination. Additionally, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has been selected as a candidate for the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board.
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World Travel Awards 2016 nominees unveiled

9 March 2016 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has revealed the nominees for its Grand Tour 2016, with thousands of hospitality leaders from across the globe in the running for the prestigious titles.
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World Travel Awards 2016 nominees unveiled

9 March 2016 - ftn news
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed the nominees for its Grand Tour 2016, with thousands of hospitality leaders from across the globe in the running for the prestigious titles.
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3 SA Airports nominated for Leading African Airport in World Travel Awards

18 February 2016 - traveller24.news24.com
Cape Town - Three out of the seven airports which have been nominated for Africa’s Leading Airport award for 2016 in the World Travel Awards are situated on South African soil.
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World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

18 February 2016 - Hospitality Net
World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the nominees for its upcoming Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Coco Reef – Tobago wins World Travel Award for twelfth year in a row

11 February 2016 - incentivetravel.co.uk
For the twelfth consecutive year, Coco Reef – Tobago has been awarded the World Travel Award for the “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel”. The resort is owned by Bermudian hotelier and developer John Jefferis, who was recently inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame. The resort won the award after beating out 14 other respected nominees from across the Caribbean. Coco Reef – Tobago was also named Tobago’s Leading Resort for 2015 for the twelfth straight year, and was nominated for the 2015 World’s Leading Hotel.
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World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016

4 February 2016 - traveldailynews.com
The first event on the annual Grand Tour, the ceremony will this year be hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on April 9th.
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Self-nominations open for World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2016

7 January 2016 - TravelDailyNews
Last year over 5,000 organisations spanning more than 160 countries were nominated for the prestigious trophies, with entrants from around the world now invited to submit an application.
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