In the News 2017



St. Petersburg prepares for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

20 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
With just ten days to go until St. Petersburg welcomes the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, the travel industry’s leading awards programme is delighted to unveil the latest details of the event.
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Delta Sky Club named ‘North America's Leading Airport Lounge’

18 September 2017 - Delta News Hub
SEATTLE – Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma Airport was awarded "North America's Leading Airport Lounge 2017" by the World Travel Awards this weekend.
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World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2017

18 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards hosted its Latin America Gala Ceremony 2017 at the one-of-a-kind Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with all the winners as they step off stage with the prestigious trophies.
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World Travel Awards Caribbean and North America winners unveiled

18 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The Caribbean and North America winners of the World Travel Awards 2017 have been unveiled.
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Sixt Mexico Named Leading Car Rental Company

15 September 2017 - Auto Rental
Sixt Mexico received the award for Mexico’s Leading Car Rental Company at the 24th World Travel Awards.
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Titanic Belfast enjoys a 22% surge in visitor numbers

15 September 2017 - Belfast Telegraph
Titanic Belfast says it has had its busiest spell yet - with a 22% increase in visitors since April.
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Record visitor numbers flock to Titanic Belfast

14 September 2017 - Irish News
WORLD leading tourist attraction Titanic Belfast has reported its busiest ever summer, with over 5,000 visitors through the doors on one August day alone.
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Titanic Belfast’s record year as four million visit

13 September 2017 - News Letter
The post-Brexit vote drop in the value of sterling has been hailed as a factor in the businest month on record at Titanic Belfast.
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Nomad Africa selected as media partner for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

12 September 2017 - Nomad Africa
Nomad Africa has been announced as an official media partner for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. World Travel Awards founder, Graham Cooke, welcomed the news in the run up to the glittering event - which will take in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, at the five star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre on October 10th.
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World Travel Awards recognises Quito as South America’s Leading Destination

11 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The city of Quito has been recognised as South America’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards, one of the most prestigious and influential awards in the tourism industry.
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Quintana Roo receives 40 best destination nominations, 25 awards

11 September 2017 - Riviera Maya News
The results of the World Travel Awards held at the Hard Rock saw the state of Quintana Roo receive 40 nominations and 25 awards.
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A successful World Travel Awards

11 September 2017 - Travel Times
On September 9th, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya dressed for the ceremony to deliver the World Travel Awards in its Latin American chapter that included the areas of Mexico, Central America and South America. These awards, whose general office is in England, are awarded to the best of the tourist industry in several categories and is the first time it is done in Mexico.
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Riviera Maya takes top title at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

11 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Riviera Maya has been hailed Mexico & Central America’s Leading Beach Destination, while Cancun has been recognised as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2017 in Mexico.
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Take a look inside Belfast's new €32m Titanic Hotel

9 September 2017 - Irish Times
Shipbuilder’s former headquarters gets new lease of life as luxury hotel.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November

6 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
After years of delays, speculation and intrigue, the Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on November 11th.
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High on living: how to fall in love with Sydney again

6 September 2017 - Daily Telegraph
AS Scottish poet Robbie Burns wrote much more elegantly, it’s a gift to see ourselves as other people do.
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World Travel Awards touches down at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

6 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has touched down in the Mexican Riviera, ahead of the Latin America Ceremony 2017.
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Travel Times signs up as partner for World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

5 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards is delighted to announce leading digital travel publication, Travel Times, as an official media partner for its Latin America Ceremony 2017.
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World Travel Awards to join World Spa Awards in Vietnam this December

5 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has confirmed that its Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 will join World Spa Awards at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam.
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Aeromexico signs partnership with World Travel Awards

4 September 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Earlier this year Aeromexico and Delta became the official airlines sponsors of the Mexican National Football Team - and now Mexico’s flag carrier has made the decision to be a sponsor for World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony.
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Kanuhura, Maldives wins World Travel Award: Maldives' Leading Family Resort

1 September 2017 - ITCM
Kanuhura Maldives, the newly refurbished Sun Resorts hotel, was awarded the prestigious 2017 World Travel Awards: Maldives' Leading Family Resort.
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World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony is Almost Here

1 September 2017 - Travel Wires
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is the host of the event, and will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 16th; they gather to see who has been voted the best of the travel industry.
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Aeromexico flying high with World Travel Awards

1 September 2017 - Airline Travel News
Earlier this year Aeromexico and Delta became the official airlines sponsors of the Mexican National Football Team - and now Mexico’s flag carrier has made the decision to be a sponsor for World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony.
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Jannah Hotels & Resorts Tops Nominations This Award Season

31 August 2017 - Albawaba Business
Jannah Hotels & Resorts stands as the leading front-runner in internationally-renowned award nominations this season. The first Bedouin-inspired collection of five-star hotels and resorts in the UAE has been honored with nominations from the World Travel Awards 2017 and the Middle East Hospitality Awards 2017.
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Final touches put in place for World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

31 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony is almost here, with the final preparations being put in place.
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Countdown to World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

31 August 2017 - World Travel News
It's the final countdown! World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony is almost here.
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It's the final countdown!

31 August 2017 - Discover Caribbean
World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony is almost here.
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World Travel Awards reveals headline sponsors for Caribbean & North America event

30 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has welcomed a host of leading sponsors on board for its upcoming Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Welcome on board sponsors

30 August 2017 - Google Plus
World Travel Awards is proud to welcome on board Scotia Bank, Flow, Bordier and Caicos Express as official sponsors for its upcoming Caribbean and North America Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Nomad Africa selected as media partner for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

29 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Nomad Africa has been announced as an official media partner for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Nomad Africa announced as official media partner 


29 August 2017 - World Travel News
Nomad Africa has been announced as an official media partner for World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Japanese delegation in Seychelles to study Port Victoria's success

25 August 2017 - Seychelles News Agency
A Japanese delegation is in Seychelles to learn more about the facilities in place and the strategies used that are leading to an increase in the number of cruise ships calling on Port Victoria.
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‘World’s best pastry chef’ Pierre Herme to open boutique at luxury Moroccan hotel

24 August 2017 - Malay Mail Online
Frenchman Pierre Herme, who was named the world's best pastry chef in 2015, will be taking over the pastry kitchen of the luxury, five-star hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh, in a partnership that marks the chef's first outpost in Africa.
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Satguru Travel confirmed as sponsor for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony


23 August 2017 - World Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) is delighted to announce another sponsor supporting this year’s Africa Gala Ceremony. We welcome on board, Satguru Travel.
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Satguru Travel signs on as partner for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

23 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has announced Satguru Travel as a supporting sponsor for this year’s Africa Gala Ceremony.
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World Travel Awards: Full list of Kenya Nominees 2017

21 August 2017 - Lifestyle Magazine
Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on October 10, 2017.
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Drop Everything You’re Doing: There’s a Caribbean Island Where You Can Play With Puppies (and Adopt One, Too)

21 August 2017 - Cheat Sheet
Think a trip to the tropics couldn’t get much better than lounging on gorgeous, sun-soaked beaches? Think again. A Caribbean-based dog rescue allows visitors the chance to spend a few hours with pups that are up for adoption. And, if you really fall in love, you can even bring one home with you.
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Seychelles Constance Ephelia voted region’s leading green resort

18 August 2017 - eTurboNews
Set within 120 hectares of land, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, Constance Ephelia, located at Port Launay, opened its doors in February 2010.
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Russia’s St. Petersburg to host World Travel Awards in September

16 August 2017 - Tass.com
The World Travel Awards ceremony will be held in Russia for the first time.
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Marcel Desailly plays friendly Futsal match with colleagues at Jumeirah Vittaveli

14 August 2017 - ITCM
Football legend spends holiday in Maldives.
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World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony to be held during AHIF and AviaDev

10 August 2017 - Bench
AHIF and AviaDev will welcome the World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place during the event on 10th October.
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Mancini working magic in St Petersburg

8 August 2017 - World Football News
Roberto Mancini left Manchester City an isolated and frustrated figure in May 2013, having been sacked by the club’s Abu Dhabi hierarchy following a feeble defence of City’s first top flight league title in 44 years.
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Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

4 August 2017 - Huffington Post
The pristine Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc (pronounced foo-kwok) lies off the Cambodian coast in the Gulf of Thailand. Long one of the country’s best kept secrets, recently tourism has begun to boom here. Still quieter than most island paradises in Southeast Asia, the time to discover Phu Quoc is now. Here are five great reasons to book that flight.
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World Travel Awards celebrates successful Dhiraagu partnership

4 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Leading Maldivian digital provider, Dhiraagu, has proclaimed its recent partnership with World Travel Awards a triumph.
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Dhiraagu and WTA celebrate partnership success

4 August 2017 - World Travel News
Leading Maldivian digital provider, Dhiraagu, has proclaimed its recent partnership with World Travel Awards (WTA) a triumph.
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Added fizz for World Travel Awards following partnership with Coca Cola

3 August 2017 - World Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) is celebrating following a successful Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which saw the travel industry’s leading awards programme negotiate a partnership with Coca Cola.
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Added fizz for World Travel Awards following partnership with Coca Cola

3 August 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards is celebrating following a successful Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which saw the industry’s leading awards programme negotiate a partnership with Coca Cola.
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Theme parks and franchise brands distort image

2 August 2017 - Riviera Maya News
With two new themed construction projects under way, the president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association says that such franchises and brands are not necessary.
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FCO lifts warning against travel to Tunisia’s main tourism destinations

2 August 2017 - World Travel News
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has lifted its advice against travel to the majority of the country including Tunisia’s main tourism attractions.
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Neymar arrives in Dubai

1 August 2017 - World Travel News
Barcelona star, Neymar, has landed in Dubai amid speculation that he will complete a world-record €222 million (£199m) move to Paris Saint-Germain by the end of this week.
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Neymar touches down in Dubai

1 August 2017 - Google Plus
Barcelona star, Neymar, has landed in Dubai amid speculation that he will complete a world-record €222 million (£199m) move to Paris Saint-Germain by the end of this week.
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Former President, Barack Obama, papped in Turks and Caicos

28 July 2017 - Google Plus
The 44th POTUS hasn’t stood still since leaving the White House earlier this year.
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5 over-the-top hotels to cross off your bucket list

28 July 2017 - thestar.com
These luxury suites, villas and penthouses around the world come with spas, space, views and personalized services to help satisfy the urge to splurge.
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Rwanda to Host World Travel Awards

27 July 2017 - All Africa
For the first time, Rwanda will host the World Travel Awards with the Africa Gala Ceremony slated on October 10 2017.
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Tel Aviv Takes Its Place As ‘Israel’s Coolest City’

26 July 2017 - Travel Market Report
Tel Aviv – If Jerusalem is where you go to pray and Tel Aviv is where you go to stay, then the tourists seem to be gaining on the religious zealots here on the “Hill of Spring.”
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Rwanda to be the venue for the World Travel Awards

26 July 2017 - IOL
The World Travel Awards which celebrate the best of the best in the travel and hospitality industries will be bringing the African leg of the celebrations to Kigali, Rwanda in October this year.
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Good News for Sandymount Hotel

26 July 2017 - NewsFour
Lots of positive things happening over at the Sandymount Hotel at the Aviva stadium in recent times.
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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa celebrates sustainability status as Maldives marks 52nd Independence Day

26 July 2017 - World Travel Awards
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is celebrating today.
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World Travel Awards 2017 winners honored by the Seychelles Tourism Board and Ministry

25 July 2017 - eTurboNews
Winning accolades across various categories at the World Travel Awards 2017, demonstrates that Seychelles, in spite of being small in size, remains relevant as a tourist destination.
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World Travel Awards joins AHIF and AviaDev in Kigali

25 July 2017 - TravelScope Magazine
Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the thriving capital of the country, Kigali, on 10th October.
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Hard Rock Hotel to host World Travel Awards

25 July 2017 - Travel Times
On September 9, Mexico will host a world-class tourism event, the World Travel Awards in its Latin American chapter.
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World Travel Awards joins AHIF and AviaDev in Kigali

25 July 2017 - World Travel News
Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October.
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WTA honours two Hilton hotels in Seychelles

21 July 2017 - TTN
WTA honours two Hilton hotels in Seychelles.
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TBO Holidays nominated for a prestigious World Travel Award

21 July 2017 - World Travel News
TBO Holidays has been nominated for a World Travel Award. The online b2b travel portal, which allows agents to select from a wide range of hotels all over the globe, is among the names in contention for the title of ‘Middle East’s Leading B2B Travel Provider.”
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5 travel awards that show how much Seychelles sparkles

20 July 2017 - Seychelles News Agency
It is no secret that the Seychelles archipelago is seen as one of the top destinations in the Indian Ocean region. This was highlighted by the many awards the island nation of 93,000 inhabitants received at the World Travel Awards for the Indian Ocean which took place in the Maldives earlier in July. SNA brings you the five winners from Seychelles at the 24th edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards.
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Dubai to hold auditions for a new reality TV show set on Palm Jumeirah

20 July 2017 - World Travel News
Dubaiians! Fancy yourself as the next big reality TV star? Well, now is your chance.
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Wilderness Safaris opens first project in Rwanda

19 July 2017 - World Travel News
Wilderness Safaris - aka Africa’s largest safari company who own a wide collection of camps and lodges throughout Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Congo and Seychelles - has opened its first property in Rwanda.
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Rwanda revealed as host for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

18 July 2017 - World Travel News
#Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country's thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Saminda Perera, general manager, marketing, SriLankan Airlines

17 July 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Saminda Perera, who has spearheaded SriLankan Airlines’ marketing and corporate communications strategy since June 2015, says that the airline’s recent success at World Travel Awards makes him optimistic about the future. Kaye Holland reports for Breaking Travel News.
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Sri Lanka named Asia's Leading Destination at World Travel Awards

14 July 2017 - ECNS
Sri Lanka was named Asia's Leading Destination and Asia's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination at the recent World Travel Awards Ceremony held in the Maldives, the tourism ministry said in a statement Thursday.
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Hong Kong holds strong as major gateway

14 July 2017 - World Travel News
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has welcomed renewed competition and extra capacity out of Melbourne following the launch of Virgin Australia’s direct route into #HongKong.
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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination at World Travel Awards

13 July 2017 - Lanka Business Online (LBO)
Sri Lanka Tourism clinched two top awards at the World Travel Awards Ceremony held in the Maldives last week — competing among 47 countries in Asia, Sri Lanka bagged ‘Asia’s Leading Destination’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.’
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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination

13 July 2017 - Eastern Mirror
Sri Lanka was named Asia’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards Ceremony, the Tourism Ministry said here Thursday.
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Sri Lanka named Asia's Leading Destination at World Travel Awards

13 July 2017 - Xinhua
COLOMBO, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka was named Asia's Leading Destination and Asia's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination at the recent World Travel Awards Ceremony held in the Maldives, the tourism ministry said in a statement here Thursday.
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DNCE to headline Royal Caribbean’s solar eclipse viewing concert

13 July 2017 - Cruise Travel News
Multi-platinum selling band DNCE have been confirmed as the headliners for Royal Caribbean International’s solar eclipse viewing party, which will take place on-board Oasis of the Seas’ ‘Total Eclipse Cruise’ this August.
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World Travel Awards 2017 reward LUX* Resorts & Hotels as Best Indian Ocean Hotel in Maldives and Reunion Island

12 July 2017 - ITCM
Known as the Oscars of the hotel industry, the World Travel Awards, acclaim the hotels having demonstrated excellence in their respective categories. For the 2017 edition held earlier this week, two of LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ resorts distinguished themselves. LUX* South Ari Atoll – Maldives was awarded the Best Indian Ocean Hotel Award while LUX* Saint Gilles - Reunion Island won the Best Hotel on its destination.
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RwandAir, Radisson Blu nominated for World Travel Awards 2017

12 July 2017 - The New Times
Rwandair, the national carrier, and Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre have been nominated for this year’s World Travel Awards in four and five different categories, respectively, ahead of the Africa travel gala ceremony expected to take place in Kigali.
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Hilton Colombo wins “Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel” at The World Travel Awards

11 July 2017 - Mirror Business
Hilton Colombo won “Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel award the most prestigious award in the Travel & Tourism industry at the World Travel Awards. Described as the “Oscars” of the Travel & Tourism industry by the Wall Street Journal, it is one of the most sought after events in the Tourism calendar.
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Air Seychelles wins ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at World Travel Awards

11 July 2017 - Seychelles New Agency
Air Seychelles, the national carrier of the archipelago, has won four awards including the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for the Indian Ocean.
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Au Diable Vert parmi les finalistes des World Travel Awards

11 July 2017 - La Voix de l'Est
La station de montagne Au Diable Vert ne cesse de gravir les échelons. Après avoir mérité plusieurs prix aux plans provincial et national au cours des dernières années, voilà que l'entreprise est parmi les finalistes des World Travel Awards dans la catégorie «Leading Wilderness Resort».
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Seychelles’ national airline, Port Authority & hotels shine at World Travel Awards

11 July 2017 - eTurboNews
The Seychelles national airline was among the top winners at this year’s World Travel Awards bagging four major accolades.
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Shell-Shaped Pool Is the Main Attraction at a Vietnam Hotel

11 July 2017 - Teen Vogue
Calling all mermaid lovers: This shell-shaped pool is redefining wanderlust goals. One of the JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay's most beautiful attractions is a shell-shaped pool — and yes, it will indeed fulfill all of your under-the-sea fantasies.
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Maldives wins big at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean 2017

11 July 2017 - Yahoo News
One of the most paradisiacal and famously threatened tropical islands in the world was named the Indian Ocean's leading destination at an awards ceremony that bills itself as the Oscars of the travel world.
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World Travel Awards Indian Ocean event - Maldives excels

10 July 2017 - Travel Wires
The event was hosted by the 5-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and was attended by leaders of hospitality from all across the region. Maldives was recognized as one of the best destinations, and benefited from a lot of attention.
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Maldives triumphs at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean event

10 July 2017 - ITCM
Maldives has been recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. Hosted by the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, the prestigious event was attended by hospitality leaders from across the region.
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Maldives beats rival Indian Ocean destinations to defend prestigious World Travel Awards titles

9 July 2017 - Maldives Insider
Maldives and several of its properties on Saturday bagged the most prestigious awards at the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards, further cementing the island nation’s place as the most sought after holiday destination in the world.M
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Dhiraagu to partner with World Travel Awards for Indian Ocean event

9 July 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has announced leading digital provider, Dhiraagu, as a sponsor for its upcoming Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony.
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10 year journey to create a top notch magazine

8 July 2017 - Fiji Sun
For Naziah Ali and her business partner, Dovi Kanaimawi, establishing Cover Story Limited and acquiring maiLife magazine six years ago held a future they may not have expected at that time.
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TOURISM: Australian Ambassador visits Spike Island in Cork on Cobh’s Australia Day

7 July 2017 - Fiji Sun
Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, has today visited Spike Island on Cobh’s Australia Day, the day which celebrates the arrival of an Australian cruise liner into Cobh. The Sea Princess arrived in this morning with 2,342 visitors aboard.
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Hilton Pattaya Wins Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2017

7 July 2017 - Pattaya Daily News
Hilton Pattaya today announced that it has been named ‘Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2017’ from 24th Annual World Travel Awards 2017.
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MVHotels announced as media partner for World Travel Awards Indian Ocean ceremony

5 July 2017 - Breaking Travel News
MVHOTELS has been announced as an official media partner for World Travel Awards (WTA) Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony.
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World Travel Awards alights in the Maldives ahead of Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

3 July 2017 - Incentive Travel
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in the Maldives, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. The prestigious event will take place this Saturday (8th July) at the five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to attend to discover who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.
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World Travel Awards touches down in the Maldives

3 July 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has arrived in the Maldives as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017.
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ANA InterContinental Tokyo wins World Travel Award for 'Japan's Leading Business Hotel'

29 June 2017 - Japan Today
InterContinental Tokyo has won the World Travel Award in the category of "Japan’s Leading Business Hotel" for the second year in a row.
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Why Rwanda ought to be on your 2017 bucket list

29 June 2017 - World Travel News
Rwanda – an African country whose name will always be tinged with tragedy – may not have previously figured on your bucket list but it should.
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Dubai hailed 10th best place to visit on the planet

28 June 2017 - World Travel News
The dazzling desert kingdom has been declared one of the most fascinating places on earth, according to a new global study.
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Ascott surpasses 100th property milestone with 7 new properties in China

27 June 2017 - The Edge Markets
The Ascott Limited, CapitaLand’s wholly-owned residence business unit, has secured seven new contracts to manage over 1,300 apartments across six cities in China.
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St Petersburg pitch will be ready for Confederations Cup final

27 June 2017 - Discover Russia
#FIFA has said the pitch at the St Petersburg Stadium will be ready for the final of the #ConfederationsCup – an eight-team tournament which features the next World Cup hosts, the previous World Cup winners and the six continental champions – despite suffering damage throughout the tournament.
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Man United's Victor Lindelof announces engagement in the Maldives

26 June 2017 - World Travel Awards
It’s been a busy summer so far, for footballer Victor Lindelof. Less than a week after the Swedish ace signed for Man United in a deal worth £39.7 million, the 24 year old central defender got down one knee and proposed to girlfriend Maja Nilsson during their post season holiday in the Maldives.
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Excitement builds ahead of World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

23 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Excitement is building for this year's World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry's leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives.
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Ghana’s Villa Monticello nominated for World Travel Awards 2017

22 June 2017 - News Ghana
Villa Monticello is the only West African Hotel in the 2017 World Travel Awards – Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Category.
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JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay named Asia’s Leading New Resort

22 June 2017 - Viet Nam News
JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay – the first 5-star resort on southern Phú Quốc Island in Kiên Giang Province – has been named Asia’s Leading New Resort by the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Arthur Gindap, RGM, Philippines & Thailand, The Ascott Limited

21 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The Ascott Limited has been recognised as the Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartment Brand by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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Excitement builds ahead of World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

21 June 2017 - Google Plus
Excitement is building for this year’s World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry’s leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives.
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Blue flags for Cancun’s beaches

19 June 2017 - World Travel News
Seven of Cancun’s stunning white beaches – step forward Las Perlas, Chac Mool, Delfines, Marlin, Ballenas, El Nino and Coral – recently received Blue Flag certification.
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Auckland Airport wins two international awards

15 June 2017 - The Financial
Auckland Airport has won two international awards, with the company being named Australasia’s Leading Airport 2017 in the World Travel Awards and placing ninth in the world in the 2017 AirHelp rankings for airport excellence.
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It’s all about teamwork and family – Seabreeze

15 June 2017 - Samoa Observer
The unprecedented success of Seabreeze Resort as “Samoa’s Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards is the result of teamwork.
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Hard Rock Hotel to open in Daytona Beach

15 June 2017 - Google Plus
Hard Rock Hotel has announced plans to open its fourth property in Florida, bringing the brand’s iconic vibe to Daytona Beach in late 2017.
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Aqua show set to make a splash in Dubai

14 June 2017 - Discover Dubai
Dubai has long been known as the Las Vegas of the Middle East and for good reason. Both are desert cities that have exploded from dusty outposts into tourism empires boasting tall observation towers (say hello to the Stratosphere and Burj Khalifa), dancing fountains (take a bow the Bellagio and the Dubai Fountain) and super-sized shopping malls.
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Ronaldo to make Madeira win again?

13 June 2017 - CronaldoDaily.com
Cristiano Ronaldo’s home island of Madeira is in line to be honored at the 2017 World Travel Awards.
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Abercrombie & Kent Titled Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator for 2017

13 June 2017 - Travel Weekly
The World Travel Awards, which was held on Sunday in Shanghai, is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry
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Rwanda Day returns to Belgium

13 June 2017 - World Travel News
Thousands of Rwandans from around Europe descended on the Belgian city of Ghent last Saturday (10 June) for Rwanda Day.
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Europcar named Australasia's Leading Car Rental Company

13 June 2017 - Scoop Business
Europcar named Australasia's Leading Car Rental Company for the eighth year straight.
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China rakes in prizes at World Travel Awards

13 June 2017 - IOL
The 24th installment of the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia took place in Shanghai, China this year. The official gala ceremony was held in China’s economic capital, at the Grand Kempinski Hotel last weekend.
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Cristiano Ronaldo posts about World Travel Awards on his Instagram account

13 June 2017 - Instagram
It isn’t the first time, and hopefully won’t be the last. My homeland, Madeira, is once again nominated for Europe’s Leading Island Destination.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort wins 4 World Travel Awards

12 June 2017 - VN Express
The resort has once again been recognized at the prestigious event, dubbed 'the travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars.'
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Vietnam’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay named Asia’s leading resort

9 June 2017 - ITCM
Vietnam’s fantastical new JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has picked up the prized title of Asia’s Leading New Resort at the 2017 World Travel Awards™ Asia & Australasia.
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Deccan Odyssey Crowned Asia's Leading Luxury Train at the World Travel Awards for the 7th Time

9 June 2017 - PR Newswire
In keeping with its legacy, the Deccan Odyssey has once again bagged the title of Asia's Leading Luxury Train. Known for its luxurious rail tours filled with tales of royalty, exotic bejewelled palaces and exotic wildlife, the Deccan Odyssey has charmed travellers around the world. The prestigious accolade was presented at a glitzy ceremony held at the Grand Kempinski Hotel in Shanghai, China.
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Seabreeze wins again at World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - Samoa Observer
Seabreeze Resort has done it again. The boutique resort located at Aufaga on the south coast of Samoa has won "Samoa's Leading Hotel" for the fifth consecutive year at the 24th annual World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China, yesterday.
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Cox & Kings Wins Big at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - CNW
Cox & Kings Ltd. has yet again emerged victorious at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards. It was conferred with three coveted titles - Asia's Leading Luxury Tour Operator,India's Leading Tour Operator and India's Leading Travel Agency amidst much cheer at the travel industry's most celebrated event of the year.
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InterContinental Fiji awarded Australasia's and Fiji’s Leading Resort at the 2017 World Travel Awards

9 June 2017 - ITCM
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is honoured to be recognised as Australasia’s Leading Resort and Fiji’s Leading Resort at the prestigious 2017 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted on 4th June 2017 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in China.
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Serena honoured as country’s leading hotel

9 June 2017 - The News
ziz Boolani, the chief executive officer of the Serena Hotels (South and Central Asia), was honoured at the World Travel Awards as the Islamabad Serena Hotel was declared Pakistan's leading hotel for 2017 and its presidential suite the country's leading hotel suite for the year.
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MICE accolade for Auckland

9 June 2017 - Mice BTN
Auckland has been named the top meetings and conference destination in Australasia at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia, announced in Shanghai.
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Serena Hotels celebrate 4 years of triumph at World Travel Awards

8 June 2017 - Pakistan Observer
Aziz Boolani CEO South & Central Asia received appreciation at the World Travel Awards.
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TUTC wins World Travel Award for the second year

8 June 2017 - EturboNews
The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC) was named Asia’s Leading Luxury Camping Company at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards presented at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai, China. TUTC, which has a host of accolades against its name, retained this title for the second consecutive year, believed to be the ultimate accolade in the travel industry.
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World Travel Award names Asia’s Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel

8 June 2017 - EturboNews
The 5-star award-winning One World Hotel continues to wear the crown; holding ‘Asia’s Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel’ title at the 24th World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 held on Sunday, 4th June 2017 and ‘Best Convention Hotel Malaysia’ award at the Asia Pacific International Hotel Awards 2017-2018 on the 26th May 2017.
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Frasers Hospitality Group honoured as Leading Serviced Apartment Brand

8 June 2017 - Travel Daily News Asia
Frasers Hospitality Group, a division of Frasers Centrepoint Limited ("FCL"), was recently awarded seven coveted titles at the 2017 World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasiaceremony in Shanghai, China. In the highly-contested Australasia regional category, Frasers Hospitality was recognised as the Leading Serviced Apartment brand for the second consecutive year.
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Vinpearl Da Nang named as Vietnam’s leading beach resort

8 June 2017 - Vietnam Plus
inpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas of real estate developer Vingroup was honoured as Vietnam’s Leading Beach Resort 2017 by the World Travel Awards at a gala ceremony recently held in Shanghai (China).
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Star Cruises voted TAR Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017

7 June 2017 - Travel Daily News Asia
Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. As Asia’s pioneering cruise line brand, Star Cruises was once again recognized by travel and tourism professionals worldwide as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” for six consecutive years since 2012.
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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

7 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Shanghai, China - Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia's Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 in China.
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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination 2017

6 June 2017 - Malay Mail Online
Adventure-seekers and intrepid globetrotters looking to blaze new trails in South-east Asia will want to consider adding Sri Lanka to their travel bucket list, after the country claimed the title of leading destination and leading adventure tourism destination for Asia over the weekend.
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World Travel Awards recap

6 June 2017 - ShanghaiRyan
Had the pleasure of attending The World Travel Awards at The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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The Venetian Macao takes double honours at the 2017 World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
The Venetian Macao has been voted both Macao's Leading Casino Resort 2017 and Macao's Leading Resort 2017 for the Asia region at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) held recently in Shanghai. Both accolades reflect the integrated resort’s dedication to service excellence and highlight its success in the industry.
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Hyatt wins award

6 June 2017 - The Himalayan Times
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has been recognised by World Travel Awards as Nepal’s leading hotel once again for 2017 after having won it in 2016 as well as for the years 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
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InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam, Koh Samui wins four World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - ITCM
Named Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort for the Fifth Time InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam has won four awards at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australia, including Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort for the fifth year in a row. The Gala Ceremony took place at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai last night, Sunday 4 June 2017. A celebration of the best of the best in the global travel and tourism industry, the event was attended by hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry.
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Africa’s leading national park 2017

6 June 2017 - Your African Safari
The World Travel Awards are coming up again and now is the time to cast your vote for what you believe is Africa’s leading national park. Masai Mara, Kenya, has won this prestigious title consecutively since 2013.
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Best Tour Operator

6 June 2017 - The Fiji Times Online
RATED as the number one outdoor activity in Fiji on TripAdvisor, the Sigatoka River Safari, stamped its mark as the best tour operator in Australasia after it was announced "Australasia's leading adventure tour operator at the 24th annual World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China recently.
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Air New Zealand Australasia’s #1 airline again

6 June 2017 - Business Scoop
Air New Zealand was named Australasias Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Shanghai, China, early yesterday morning.
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International accolade for in-flight magazine

6 June 2017 - The Fiji Times Online
FIJI'S national carrier's vision is to be the most desired, most flown and most profitable airline in the South Pacific and for inflight magazine FijiTime to be recognised as Australasia's Leading Inflight Magazine for 2017 by the prestigious World Travel Awards was validation it was on the right path, says Shaenaz Voss
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FJ’s FijiTime Australasia’s Leading Inflight

6 June 2017 - Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Airways inflight magazine, FijiTime has been recognised as Australasia’s Leading Inflight Magazine for 2017 by the prestigious World Travel Awards at its regional awards gala ceremony which was held in Shanghai on Sunday night. It was nominated alongside Jetstar magazine, KiaOra Magazine (Air New Zealand), Paradise — the inflight magazine of Air Niugini, Qantas’ Spirit of Australia, Reva Tahiti Magazine (Air Tahiti), and Voyeur (Virgin Australia).
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Sigatoka River Safari Wins At World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Fiji Sun Online
Leading Fijian Tour operator, Sigatoka River Safari, is proud to announce it has won “Australasia’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator” at the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ held recently in Shanghai China.
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HG New Zealand strikes gold at World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - Scoop Business
Two InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) New Zealand properties have struck gold at the prestigious World Travel Awards.
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Double win for AirAsia at World Travel Awards

6 June 2017 - TheStar.com
PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has been voted Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia.
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Flight Centre scoops up at World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - Travel Weekly
The 24th annual World Travel Awards were held in China over the weekend and Aussie agency Flight Centre took two particularly special crowns.
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A befitting honour

5 June 2017 - The Hans India
In a proud moment, Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad won ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2017’ at the ‘World Travel Awards’ recently.
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The Venetian Macao takes double honours at the 2017 World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - ITCM
Integrated resort wins ‘Macao's Leading Casino Resort’ and ‘Macao's Leading Resort’at prestigious industry event The Venetian® Macao has been votedboth Macao's Leading Casino Resort 2017and Macao's Leading Resort 2017 forthe Asia region at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards(WTA) held recently in Shanghai. Both accolades reflect the integrated resort’s dedication to service excellence and highlight its success in the industry.
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Safari wins Australasian travel award

5 June 2017 - The Fiji Times
AUSTRALASIA'S leading adventure tour operator in 2017 is Sigatoka River Safari, an honour made official at last night's World Travel Awards held in Shanghai, China.
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MCEC wins at World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - CIM News Magazine
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been named Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre for the sixth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards in China.
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AirAsia bags a 'double' at 2017 World Travel Awards

5 June 2017 - The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd bagged a "double" at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia ceremony in Shanghai, China on last Sunday.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Marriott Executive Apartments, Thailand

5 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Marriott Executive Apartments has taken the title of Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

5 June 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula celebrates its 5th anniversary

5 June 2017 - InterContinental
InterContine​ntal Danang Sun Peninsula Resort once again brought home the prestigious awards by World Travel Awards, fourth year running, at the gala ceremony in Shanghai on June 4th 2017.
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Belfast Shortlisted At World Travel Awards

4 June 2017 - 4NI.co.uk
Belfast has been nominated for a major tourism accolade at the World Travel Awards.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

2 June 2017 - Travel Daily News
Prior to the Gala Ceremony, WTA has arranged for registered delegates and media to explore famous Shanghai attractions such as the Yu Garden, the Old City Town, Jade Buddha Temple and Tian Zi Fang area and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a cruise along the Huang Pu River Cruise, on a complimentary sightseeing tour.
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World Travel Awards arrives in Shanghai

1 June 2017 - IOL Travel
The 24th instalment of the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia will be taking place in Shanghai, China this year.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

31 May 2017 - World Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Shanghai ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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World Travel Awards lands in Shanghai

31 May 2017 - Hotel Travel News
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Shanghai ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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World Travel Awards touches down in Shanghai, China

31 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards has touched down in Shanghai, China, ahead of the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Could your child be Radisson Blu's mini CEO? (Child Entertainment Officer!)

25 May 2017 - World Travel News
Then Radisson Blu might just have a job for them!
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World Travel Awards puts final touches to Asia & Australasia preparations

24 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
World Travel Awards puts final touches to Asia & Australasia preparations.
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Make like the Matthews and catch a flight to French Polynesia

23 May 2017 - World Travel News
Wondering where to holiday this summer? Why not follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa, 33, and her new husband James Matthews - brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer - and head to The Brando, a #luxury resort on the private French Polynesian island of Tetiaroa.
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Spectacular entertainment confirmed for World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

23 May 2017 - World Travel News
Jeresa Gao and Lin Quan – both hugely experienced hosts and presenters – have been announced as comperes of the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, which will take place in China’s commercial capital at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on Sunday 4th June 2017.
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World Travel Awards partners with SriLankan Airlines ahead of Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

22 May 2017 - Breaking Travel News
SriLankan Airlines has been announced as the airline sponsor of World Travel Awards’ upcoming Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017.
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Meet the four most beautiful beaches in Galapagos

11 May 2017 - Makia
Ecuador has a unique treasure in The Galapagos Islands, which have well deserved the name of the Encantadas. This natural setting has unique conditions in the world for its biodiversity and its beautiful beaches.
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Geneva nominated as Europe’s leading break destination at the World Travel Awards

10 May 2017 - ITCM
Geneva has been nominated by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), for the 2017 European’s Leading Destination Award as well as the European’s Leading City Break Destination Award - regarded as the “Tourism Oscars” in the industry.
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Plett in line for award

9 May 2017 - Herald Live
Plettenberg Bay has once again received a nomination in the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, the eighth time Plett has been nominated for this prestigious honour.
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Peru gets 41 World Travel Awards nominations

4 May 2017 - Andina
Peru has been nominated for 41 categories in the 2017 edition of prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) South America, taking place on September 9 in Riviera Maya (Mexico), the Inca nation's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) announced.
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Peru this week

4 May 2017 - Living in Peru
Peru nominated 41 times for World Travel Awards.
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Las Colinas Golf & Country Club seeking top crown in Spain for the third year running

28 April 2017 - ITCM
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has been recognised at the World Travel Awards 2017 with nominations in no less than three separate categories.
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Cork's Spike Island nominated for World Travel Award

28 April 2017 - The Irish News
The Republic's Spike Island has been nominated for Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017.
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Ireland has landed a whole host of nominations for the prestigious World Travel Awards

28 April 2017 - Joe
And with a reputation for tourism like Ireland does, why wouldn’t we?
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Ireland Scoops Multiple Nominations In 2017 World Travel Awards

27 April 2017 - Hospitality Ireland
Several of Ireland's most renowned cities, sights and venues are in the running to take home trophies at this year's World Travel Awards.
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Spike Island nominated for ‘Oscars’ of travel industry

27 April 2017 - Irish Times
Former prison goes up against Buckingham Palace and The Eiffel Tower in World Travel Awards.
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Pegasus launches five new destinations in Russia and the UAE

27 April 2017 - World Travel News
Pegasus Airlines is launching new B737-800 services from London Stansted to four destinations in Russia plus Abu Dhabi, via its Sabiha Gokcen hub on the Asia side of Istanbul.
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Spike Island nominated for world tourism Oscar

27 April 2017 - Irish Examiner
Spike Island, Ireland’s equivalent of Alcatraz, has been nominated as one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions in the prestigious World Travel Awards.
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Mary Rose Museum nominated for multiple awards

25 April 2017 - Teamlocals.co.uk
The Mary Rose Museum, one of the UK’s foremost historical destinations dedicated to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history, has been nominated for multiple awards in recognition of its place as one of the leading museums in the UK.
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World Travel Awards is holding the Indian Ocean Ceremony by Sun Aqu Vilu Reef

25 April 2017 - Eat Vacation
The astonishing Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, in Maldives, will host the prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017, as revealed by World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Spotlight on Dubai

24 April 2017 - World Travel News
The kingdom of bling is back in the headlines once again.
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The magic of the Maldives

20 April 2017 - World Travel News
The Indian Ocean paradise has enticed everyone who is anyone.
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Shop like a sheikh

19 April 2017 - Discover Dubai
New malls to open in Dubai by 2020.
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It’s true: Spandeau Ballet star Martin Kemp makes movie magic with schoolgirl after seeing her homemade holiday video

11 April 2017 - World Travel News
Schoolgirl and budding movie-maker Beth Ward is making her cinema debut – after ex Eastenders actor Martin #Kemp transformed her family #holiday video into a professional short film.
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Breaking Travel News interview: Olga Rodellar, company director, Habitat Apartments

3 April 2017 - Breaking Travel News
Home to tourist apartments across some of Europe’s, Habitat Apartments last year took the title of Spain’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive time at the World Travel Awards.
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Ecuador has 36 nominations at the World Travel Awards 2017

29 March 2017 - Travel Mole
The Oscar of the tourism industry has announced its nominees for the World Travel Award 2017. This year, Ecuador is competing in several categories with a total of 36 nominations.
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Russia visa free

24 March 2017 - World Travel News
Visa-free visits of up to 72 hours for passengers arriving in St Petersburg by plane, could soon be possible.
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Best beaches in the world announced by TripAdvisor

21 March 2017 - World Travel News
Pack the sunnies and get going
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It’s all about the Mexican Riviera Maya

17 March 2017 - World Travel News
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2017.
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Chile postulates as Best Destination of Tourism Adventure of Latin America

16 March 2017 - Turismo Chile
For the third consecutive year, Chile is nominated for the World Travel Awards in the category of Best Destination for Adventure Tourism in Latin America, an annual event in which thousands of experts and people from around the world vote for the best travel destinations.
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Forte Village, Europe's leading Resort

16 March 2017 - Discover Sardinia
Today, we’re throwing it back to the 2016 World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony and the amazing Forte Village Resort, who picked up six awards:
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Prince Harry’s visit a plus for Jamaica

9 March 2017 - Jamaica Observer
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett on Tuesday noted that the private visit by Prince Harry and American Actress Megan Markel to Jamaica for the wedding of his close friend Tom Inskip reinforces the country’s premier status as a world-leading wedding destination.
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World Travel Awards win drives UK guests to visit Geneva

2 March 2017 - Breaking Travel News
The number of UK tourists visiting Geneva last year rose 2.9 per cent, in comparison to the same period in 2015, official figures showed.
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ART Rotana wins big with globally recognized luxury awards

26 February 2017 - Albawaba Business
Art inspired hotel hailed as ‘Bahrain’s Leading Hotel’ by the World Travel Awards.
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Habtoor Grand Resort wins top honors at 2016 World Travel Awards

21 February 2017 - Benzinga
Dubai resort named 'World's Leading MICE Resort' at prestigious global travel and tourism event.
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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai to host WTA Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

18 February 2017 - eGlobal
World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

16 February 2017 - ColomboPage
Sri Lanka's National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines, adds yet another accolade.
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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

15 February 2017 - Hospitalitynet
World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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Oman Air wins ‘Best Arab Air Carrier Supporting Arab Tourism’ award

9 February 2017 - Arab News
Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins.
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St Regis Dubai gets top recognition at WTA Grand Final

2 February 2017 - Trade Arabia Business News Information
The St. Regis Dubai has claimed the “World's Leading New Hotel 2016” award at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony which took place at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives.
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Dubai wins prestigious awards recognising its world class events offerings

31 January 2017 - Government of Dubai
Dubai named 2016 World Festival and Event City by IFEA and World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination - by World Travel Awards, while Dubai Calendar App wins Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award.
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