In the News 2018

Travel Daily News: Lisbon, Portugal to welcome global leaders of travel and tourism

14 November 2018
Lisbon, Portugal is reinforcing its standing as a world-class tourism destination as it steps up to host the most important night of the year for the global travel and tourism industry.
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The Edition: VIA crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport in World Travel Awards 2018

5 November 2018
Velana International Airport (VIA) has been awarded the title of ‘Indian ocean’s leading airport’ in the ‘World Travel Awards’ of 2018.
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Cook Islands News: Te Manava Spa takes out top prize at global awards

2 November 2018
Te Manava Spa at Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa has again been named Cook Islands’ Best Resort Spa 2018 at the fourth Annual World Spa Awards (WSA).
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Independent Online: TravelTuesday: Why Durban should be next on your bucket list

30 October 2018
Durban’s best assets were once again centre of attention at this year’s awards ceremony, with the city scooping four coveted awards at the World Travel Awards hosted recently.
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Citizen Digital: Kenya shines at World Travel Awards

30 October 2018
Magical Kenya best summed up the twenty fifth Africa edition off the World Travel Awards ceremony held in Durban, South Africa.
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PR Web: Grupo Sunset World victory at World Travel Awards

30 October 2018
Grupo Sunset World has earned high recognitions this year for its quality hospitality services, awards that generate credibility and confidence for guests and member of the resorts.
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Fiji Sun: InterContinental Fiji wins at World Travel Awards

22 October 2018
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa has been awarded Australasia’s leading family resort at the 25th prestigious 2018 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony on September 3 at the InterContinental Grand Standford Hong Kong.
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Herald Live: Cape Town battles major cities across the world for WTA title

21 October 2018
Cape Town‚ which has been voted the best events and festival destination in the African leg of the World Travel Awards‚ now goes head-to-head with other major events cities across the world for the global title.
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Raajje Maldives: Maldives wins numerous categories in World Travel Awards 2018

21 October 2018
Maldives has been heralded the winner of several categories under the 25th annual, World Travel Awards, the most prestigious of its kind in the travel industry.
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The Nation: WTA success in Durban for Nigerian hotel

20 October 2018
The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos has been voted 'Nigeria’s Leading Boutique Hotel' by World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean.
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eTurboNews: WTA Founder & President to talk about reshaping African Tourism at World Travel Market

20 October 2018
The African Tourism Board soft launch at the upcoming World Travel Market (WTM) in London wants to bring Africa together and take tourism leadership home with one goal in mind: “Where Africa becomes one tourist destination.”
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Sunday Times: Vote for Cape Town in World Travel Awards

19 October 2018
Cape Town‚ which has been voted the best events and festival destination in the African leg of the World Travel Awards‚ now goes head to head with other major events cities across the world for the global title.
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Independent Online: FCM celebrates four years as Africa’s Leading Travel Management Comp

16 October 2018
FCM Travel Solutions, a division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has been named Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company for the fourth consecutive year, at the 2018 World Travel Awards.
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Independent Online: The Blue Train Wins Africa's Leading Luxury Train 2018 at the World Travel Awards

15 October 2018
The iconic Blue Jewel of South Africa, The Blue Train, walked away with Africa’s Leading Luxury Train accolade at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018 held in Durban.
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Berea Mail: KZN comes out tops at World Travel Awards

14 October 2018
THE city of eThekweni has scooped four coveted awards, with the ICC receiving the honours for being Africa’s leading meetings and conference centre, while the Port of Durban received the trophy for being Africa’s leading cruise port at the prestigous World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Cape Town Inc: Africa’s Leading City Hotel is in Cape Town

12 October 2018
The luxurious local Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been labelled Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2018 for the sixth consecutive year in a row at the annual prestigious World Travel Awards regional Africa & Indian Ocean Gala ceremony held in Durban. The World Travel Awards promotes and develops global travel and tourism by recognising and identifying excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry.
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Northglen News: KZN scoops top spot at World Travel Awards

11 October 2018
The World Travel Awards are widely regarded as the “Oscars of the travel industry”. THE Zulu kingdom, KwaZulu-Natal, cemented its position as the darling of mega events’ organisers when the City of Durban was announced as Africa’s premier meetings and conference destination. The City of Durban received the honours at the World Travel Awards held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC on Saturday evening.
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Hotel News Resource: World Travel Awards Recognizes TravelClick for Best-in-Class Booking Engine

11 October 2018
TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today announced that the Company has been awarded “Australasia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” by the World Travel Awards.
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All Africa: Tanzania: The Kili Remains Top As Tourism Magnet

10 October 2018
MOUNTAIN Kilimanjaro has retained its position as Africa's leading tourist attraction for the fourth year running at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018 gala held in Durban, South Africa, at the weekend.
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The St. Kitts & Nevis Observer: Two St. Kitts and Nevis hotels win World Travel Awards

5 October 2018
The Montpelier Plantation and Beach Hotel won three categories and the Park Hyatt St. Kitts won one category to represent St. Kitts and Nevis as the finest travel brands in the 2018 Caribbean in the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Competition.
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The Exchange: All eyes on Africa as World Travel Awards land in Durban

5 October 2018
Kenya’s hospitality industry is among those hoping to win big in this year’s WTA with key institutions including Kenya Tourism Board, Kenya Airways and leading Safari destination Maasai Mara in the run.
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Lonely Planet: Chile names Leading Adventure Tourism for the 4th year in a row at the World Travel Awards

4 October 2018
Chile is certainly have a moment in tourism right now. Earlier in September it was named South America’s Best Destination for Adventure Tourism for the 4th year in a row at the World Travel Awards.
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Berea Mail: Durban hosts travel industry elite

3 October 2018
Durban is set to welcome the leaders of Africa and Indian Ocean travel industry.
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Daily Mirror: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana recognised at World Travel Awards

27 September 2018
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana was recently recognized by the World Travel Awards as Sri Lanka’s Leading Family Resort at the Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong earlier this month. World Travel Awards recognizes, acknowledge and celebrate excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality, and Cinnamon Lodge Habararna was chosen by voters across the globe for this World Travel Award for the second consecutive year.
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Barbados Today: Barbados celebrates victory at World Travel Awards

27 September 2018
Sandals Barbados has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards.
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Mood Magazine: WTA to host Grand Final 2018 in Lisbon

25 September 2018
Grande final mundial de 2018 dos World Travel Awards vai decorrer em Lisboa a e final europeia de 2019 já está marcada para a ilha da Madeira. Portugal continua assim em alta na área do turismo, não só recebendo prémios como agora a ser anfitrião de alguns dos mais importantes eventos que premeiam este setor no mundo.
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Business Insider: Cendyn celebrates at World Travel Awards

25 September 2018
Cendyn is North America's Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider & Data Driven Marketing Agency for 2018 as voted by prestigious World Travel Awards, which recognizes companies, organizations and brands that push the boundaries of hospitality industry excellence.
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Loop Jamaica: Sandals success at World Travel Awards

25 September 2018
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) won a total of eleven awards at the Saturday night’s prestigious 25th World Travel Awards.
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Web Wire: Sandals Montego Bay to welcome leaders of Caribbean and North American travel industry

22 September 2018
The Luxury Included® resort of Sandals Montego Bay is preparing to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2018.
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Scoop Business: Avis recognised at World Travel Awards

22 September 2018
Avis Car Rental New Zealand has been awarded ‘New Zealand Leading Car Rental Company of 2018’ at the 25th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony. Avis achieved the recognition ahead of competition from the likes of Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar Rent A Car.
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Expreso Turismo: Quito, por sexta vez consecutiva, destino líder de Sudamérica

20 September 2018
Por primera vez, recibió también el galardón de Destino Ciudad Cultural Líder de Sudamérica. De esta manera, Quito se alza con los tres galardones más importantes en los World Travel Awards 2018. La decisión fue anunciada durante la ceremonia de gala, desarrollada en el Palacio de Cristal de Guayaquil, Ecuador, el pasado 15 de septiembre.
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Hospitality.net: Cendyn has been nominated for four prestigious World Travel Awards 2018

19 September 2018
Cendyn, the leading provider of hotel CRM and hotel sales platforms in the hospitality industry, has been nominated for four World Travel Awards; World's Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider, World's Leading Data Driven Marketing Agency, World's Leading Hotel Sales Proposal Platform 2018 and World's Leading Hotel Event Management Platform.
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The Hans India: AxisRooms bags the prestigious World Travel Awards 2018

19 September 2018
AxisRooms, India’s leading travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and travel accommodation has won “Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” in the prestigious 2018 World Travel Awards.
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El Comercio: Machu Picchu es reconocido como la mejor atracción turística de Sudamérica

19 September 2018
Además de este galardón en los World Travel Awards Sudamérica, el Perú fue premiado como Mejor destino culinario y Mejor destino cultural de Sudamérica
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Prensa Latina: Bolivia Wins Best Green Destination at World Travel Awards

19 September 2018
Bolivia was acknowledged with 'South America's Leading Green Destination' by World Travel Awards, in an event held in Ecuador. Considered as the Oscar of Tourism, the award was received by Bolivian ambassador to Ecuador, Juan Enrique Jurado, in a ceremony held on Monday at the Palacio de Cristal in Guayaquil.
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eTurboNews: World Travel Awards recognizes Cozumel for its beauty and tourist attractions

19 September 2018
Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, was recognized in the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards 2018 as the “Leading Island Destination in Mexico and Central America 2018”.
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Travel Market Report: Cozumel success at World Travel Awards

19 September 2018
Mexico got a boost last week when Cozumel was named the “Best Island Destination in Mexico and Central America 2018” by the World Travel Awards, held in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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Cambio: Bolivia gana como ‘El Mejor Destino Verde de América del sur 2018’ en World Travel Awards

18 September 2018
Por segundo año consecutivo, World Travel Awards premió a Bolivia con el ‘Oscar del Turismo’; en 2017 obtuvo el galardón de ‘Mejor Destino Cultural de América del Sur’. Este 2018 el país ganó el premio a ‘Mejor Destino Verde de América del Sur’, en la gala regional más importante de la industria del turismo.
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Scoop Business: Avis wins at World Travel Awards

17 September 2018
Avis Car Rental New Zealand has been awarded ‘New Zealand Leading Car Rental Company of 2018’ at the 25th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony. Avis achieved the recognition ahead of competition from the likes of Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar Rent A Car.
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Web Wire: Sandals Montego Bay to welcome leaders of Caribbean and North American travel industry

15 September 2018
The Luxury Included® resort of Sandals Montego Bay is preparing to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2018.
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VNE Express: Vietnam wins prestigious World Travel Award

14 September 2018
Vietnam won the award for “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the 2018 World Travel Awards in Hong Kong this month.
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Jakarta Post: Indonesian hotels recognized at World Travel Awards

7 September 2018
Several Indonesian brands were among the Asia Winners 2018 announced at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia gala ceremony held in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
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Business Chef: Air New Zealand titled Australasia’s leading airline at World Travel Awards

6 September 2018
The World Travel Awards has announced Air New Zealand as the Leading Airline in Australasia for the 10th consecutive year. The award was granted on 3 September in Hong Kong at the 25th annual awards.
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Incentive Travel: Melbourne wins two Awards at World Travel Awards

6 September 2018
Melbourne has secured two titles at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2018, cementing its credentials as Australasia's leader in the business events sector.
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GB Times: Hainan Airlines among China's many winners at regional World Travel Awards

6 September 2018
China’s Hainan Airlines won four categories at the regional World Travel Awards on a night that saw over thirty Chinese resorts and tourism operators awarded for their excellence and quality.
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Macau Times: The Venetian awarded at World Travel Awards

5 September 2018
The Venetian Macao has taken three top titles at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018, held in Hong Kong on Monday.
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eTurboNews: Cox & Kings Wins Big at the 25th Annual World Travel Awards

5 September 2018
Celebrating 260 years, Cox & Kings Ltd., has yet again emerged as Asia’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator, India’s Leading Tour Operator and India’sLeading Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards, globally known to be the ultimate hallmark of excellence. The gala awards ceremony was held at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and attended by the luminaries of the travel industry from across the world.
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Daily Star: goBDgo wins prestigious World Travel Awards

4 September 2018
On the 25th year celebration of World Travel Awards, goBDgo.com was recognized with the title at the Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony on September 3 at InterContinental Grand Stanford in Hong Kong
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Expreso Turismo: Guayaquil se prepara para la Ceremonia regional de los Premios WTA

23 August 2018
La ciudad ecuatoriana de Guayaquil se prepara para ser la anfitriona del que ha sido considerado como el más importante evento de viajes y turismo en Iberoamérica.
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Prensa Latina: Melia delighted with WTA nominations

23 August 2018
Executives of the Spanish company Melia and its Cuba department, show satisfaction today for the performance of their establishments on this island, recently nominated by World Travel Awards for prizes.
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Travel Daily News: Hong Kong prepares to host World Travel Awards

22 August 2018
The ceremony marks WTA’s second visit to the enchanting metropolis of Hong Kong.
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Huffington Post: Here's Why Portugal Is All Over Your Instagram Feed

14 August 2018
Last year Portugal won world’s leading destination at the World Travel Awards.
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Pew Trusts: WTA winner Chile maintains conservation efforts

8 August 2018
Chile was recognized as the top adventure travel destination in 2016 and 2017 in the World Travel Awards—the Oscars of tourism. And the country’s tourism secretariat expects visits to protected areas to increase by 60 percent in the next decade.
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Independent.ie: WTA winner Chia Laguna - the perfect family resort

7 August 2018
Chia Laguna voted 'Italy's Leading Family Resort' in the World Travel Awards 2018.
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Greek City Times: Tourism peaks on WTA-winning Tinos island

6 August 2018
Tinos was honoured for its culture, gastronomy, beaches, sites and hospitality at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018 and named “Greece’s Leading Guest Experience Destination”.
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Sabah: Wyndham Grand Istanbul flies high at World Travel Awards

6 August 2018
Wyndham Grand Istanbul flies high at World Travel Awards
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Milliyet Haber: Turkish success at World Travel Awards

5 August 2018
Turkish success at World Travel Awards
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Ekonomi Turkey: WTA rewards Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis

4 August 2018
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel collects top awards at World Travel Awards in Athens.
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Klass Magazin: Wyndham Grand Istanbul wins top accolades

3 August 2018
Success in Athens for Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis
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Tourism Today: Wyndham Grand Istanbul scoops top titles at World Travel Awards

2 August 2018
Wyndham Grand Istanbul scoops top titles at World Travel Awards
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Hürriyet: WTA acknowledges Wyndham Grand Istanbul

2 August 2018
WTA acknowledges Wyndham Grand Istanbul
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Star Gazette Turkey: WTA success in Athens

1 August 2018
WTA success in Athens
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The Standard Kenya: Sarova Group enters eight in list of nominees for World Travel Awards

1 August 2018
The Sarova Group of Hotels has the largest number of properties shortlisted for this year's 25th annual World Travel Awards.
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GTP: Marketing Greece Clinches World Travel Award for Innovative Campaigns

31 July 2018
Marketing Greece has been honored as Greece’s Leading Innovative Destination Marketing Organization at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018. The WTA are considered the “Oscars” of the tourism industry. Their annual ceremonies gather some of the sector’s leading figures on an international level. The WTA Europe Gala ceremony took place recently at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens.
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Budapest Business Journal: World Travel Awards Names Hilton Budapest Hungary’s Leading Hotel

31 July 2018
The five-star Hilton Budapest has been named “Hungary’s Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards Europe 2018 in Athens, Greece.
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Independent Online: Western Cape beats odds in World Travel Awards

30 July 2018
Things are looking up for Cape Town as it dominates in the World Travel Awards nominations for Africa, with dozens of tourism sites and facilities shortlisted for this year.
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Eyewitness news: Cape Town delighted about WTA nomination

30 July 2018
The Western Cape ministry of economic opportunities says it’s elated over the nomination on the World Travel Awards. The awards happen to be regarded as one of the highest in the world and take place in November in Lisbon.
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Food For Thought: Dublin's Conrad Hotel wins World Travel Award

28 July 2018
Dublin's Conrad Hotel has been named as Ireland's Leading Luxury hotel at the recent World Travel Awards Europe, which took place in Athens, Greece.
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Cape Town etc: WTA nominates Cape Town

27 July 2018
Cape Town International Airport has been nominated by World Travel Awards for the leading airport in Africa.
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Daily Hawker: The World’s Leading Luxury Train- Maharajas’ Express!

25 July 2018
Voted World’s Leading Luxury Train at World Travel Awards, Maharajas’ Express has always been a symbol of India.
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Incentive Travel: Terre Blanche success at World Travel Awards 2018

24 July 2018
The World Travel Awards, regarded as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global travel industry, has awarded five-star resort Terre Blanche ‘France’s Leading Resort’ in its Europe category.
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Food for Thought: Ireland Wins Big at 25th Annual World Travel Awards

12 July 2018
Ireland won a number of significant awards at the recent World Travel Awards, held at a gala ceremony in Athens, Greece at the start of July.
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Travel Daily News: Madeira to welcome World Travel Awards in 2019

11 July 2018
Madeira has been revealed as the host for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2019.
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ICTM: Corinthia Hotels score in World Travel Awards

9 July 2018
The 25th World Travel Awards Europe, announced at a gala ceremony in Athens on 30th June, have bestowed five prestigious awards on three Corinthia Hotels. Known best as the Oscars of the travel industry, they acknowledge, reward and celebrate outstanding achievement across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
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Mice Times Asia: Portugal celebrates at World Travel Awards

9 July 2018
Portugal beat off stiff competition to be named “Europe’s Leading Destination” for the second consecutive year at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremoy 2018.
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Casino Games Pro: Tigre de Cristal bags prestigious title at World Travel Awards

9 July 2018
Tigre de Cristal Hotel and Resort has been awarded the prestigious title of Russia’s Leading Resort for 2018 at the 25th annual World Travel Awards.
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Golf Punk: The Belfry scoops two major awards at the prestigious World Travel Awards

9 July 2018
The Belfry Hotel & Resort has had another outstanding result at the annual World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, which took place on Friday 30th June in Athens, Greece, cementing its reputation as a world-class leading resort.
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Jamaica Observer: Sandals Resorts International

9 July 2018
Sandals Resorts International holds the enviable record of being voted World's Leading All-Inclusive Company, in the World Travel Awards, 24 times between 1994 and 2017.
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ICTM: Hilton London Heathrow Airport victorioius at 25th Edition of World Travel Awards Europe

9 July 2018
Hilton London Heathrow Airport has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Airport Hotel for the fourth consecutive time, at the World Travel Awards Europe 2018 – the travel industry’s renowned awards programme.
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Lovin Malta: Malta's Best Hotels according to World Travel Awards

9 July 2018
Quality customer reviews is something all tourists rely on when travelling to new destinations. That's why organisations like the World Travel Awards try to find the best choices for destinations across the globe.
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CalvinAyre.com: Tigre de Cristal casino named Russia’s best resort

5 July 2018
The Tigre de Cristal casino in Russia’s far east Primorye gaming zone has been named the best resort in the country by an international awards panel. This week, the 25th annual World Travel Awards – considered the ‘Oscars’ of the hospitality industry, or so we’re told – were handed out at a gala ceremony in Athens. Tigre de Cristal picked up the trophy for Russia’s Leading Resort 2018, beating out three Radisson properties and two other resorts
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Port News: DFDS named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards

5 July 2018
DFDS has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards™, for the seventh consecutive year, the company said in its press release.
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TAPinto.net: Norwegian Air named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 at the World Travel Awards

5 July 2018
Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 for the fourth consecutive year at the 25th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards.
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Ekathimerini.com: Greek capital reaps three awards at tourism’s ‘Oscars’

2 July 2018
Athens walked away with three major distinctions from this year’s World Travel Awards, an annual international event hailed as the “Oscars of tourism.”
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Greek City Times: Acropolis wins at World Travel Awards

2 July 2018
Acropolis named "Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018" at World Travel Awards hosted in Athens.
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Financial Tribune: Greek Capital Steals the Limelight at World Travel Awards

2 July 2018
Athens walked away with three major distinctions from this year's World Travel Awards, an annual international event hailed as the "Oscars of tourism."
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Malta Independent: Radisson BluGolden Sands wins prestigious World Travel Award

2 July 2018
The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands has been voted Malta's Leading Business Hotel 2018 during the 25th Annual World Travel Awards.
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Infrastructure News: SA cruise ports up for World Travel Awards

22 June 2018
Three South African ports are in the running for the title of Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2018 at the 25th annual World Travel Awards.
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Irish Times: Booming Irish distrillery nominated by WTA

14 June 2018
Tours of Dublin distillery generate about €9m in revenue for Irish whiskey maker, Teelings, which has been nominated for Europe’s Leading Distillery Tour at the World Travel Awards
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Verkeersbureaus: Muscat International Airport wins World Travel Award

1 June 2018
Luchthaven Muscat wint World Travel Award
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South China Post: Portugal Europe’s leading tourism destination at the 2017 World Travel Awards.

25 May 2018
Portugal, voted "Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination" at the 2017 World Travel Awards, is an ideal destination to visit whilst the World Cup is on.
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Space.com: 'Starlight Tourism Destination' earns World Travel Award nomination

20 May 2018
Portugal's Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, the world's first "starlight tourism destination," nominated for "Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction" at World Travel Awards.
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The Independent: Oman Air builds on WTA success

19 May 2018
Oman Air, a rising star of Middle Eastern aviation, was crowned the region's leading airline for business and economy by the World Travel Awards — and it also just so happens to have unveiled a new first class offering.
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Breaking Travel News: Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to welcome Ranulph Fiennes

20 March 2018
Organisers at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference have announced the event will welcome the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Thursday April 19th.
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eTurboNews: Dark Sky® Alqueva: Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction?

20 March 2018
Dark Sky® Alqueva has been nominated for The World Travel Awards in the category Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction. It will be competing against such resounding names as the Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis in Athens, the Sacrada Família Cathedral, Rome’s Colosseum and Buckingham Palace.
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The Guardian: Ireland’s Alcatraz: Spike Island in Cork

19 March 2018
The former fort and notorious prison in Cork harbour, once known as ‘Hell on Earth’, has become an award-winning attraction
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Reuters: Portugal's flourishing tourism becomes economic mainstay

19 March 2018
Portugal’s tourism boom has made the industry one of the biggest contributors to the national economy and the largest employer, with almost 1 million direct and indirect jobs, the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said.
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Breaking Travel News: World Travel Awards to visit Durban for Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

19 March 2018
World Travel Awards has revealed that its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony will this year be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa.
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ITCM: Durban International Convention Centre to host WTA Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018

16 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony will be hosted at Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), South Africa.
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Hospitality Net: Guayaquil to host World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America Ceremony 2018

16 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that Guayaquil, Ecuador will host its Latin America Ceremony on 15th September 2018.
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Breaking Travel News: World Travel Awards headed to Guayaquil for Latin America Ceremony

16 March 2018
World Travel Awards has revealed that Guayaquil, on the west coast of Ecuador, will host its Latin America Ceremony on September 15th.
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Mice Industry News: Ecuador – Guayaquil to host Latin America Ceremony 2018

15 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that Guayaquil, Ecuador will host its Latin America Ceremony on 15th September 2018.
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Breaking Travel News: Voting opens ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

15 March 2018
Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018.
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The Manual: Heading to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day? This Hotel is the Place to Stay.

13 March 2018
With over 40 million Americans claiming some form of Irish ancestry (myself included), a visit to the Celtic homeland is a must on many bucket lists, and many more bucket lists have Ireland added to them each year when St. Patrick’s Day arrives.
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The Santiago Times: Chile Tourism: A Strong Start to 2018

6 March 2018
For a remarkably small country, Chile is a world on its own.
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Travel Daily News: Ras Al Khaimah to host Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018

1 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed its Middle East Gala Ceremony will be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 19th April 2018.
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eTurboNews: Ras Al Khaimah to host WTA Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018

1 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed its Middle East Gala Ceremony will be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 19th April 2018.
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World Travel News: Ras Al Khaimah to host World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

1 March 2018
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed its Middle East Gala Ceremony will be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 19th April 2018.
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Breaking Travel News: World Travel Awards headed to Ras Al Khaimah for Middle East Gala Ceremony

1 March 2018
World Travel Awards has revealed its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018 will be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates on April 19th.
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HiVisasa: Top 3 beaches to visit in Mombasa

25 February 2018
Lying approximately 30km south of Mombasa city along the Indian Ocean, Diani Beach emerged as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination in World Travel Awards - 2014.
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Jamaica Observer: High-profile visitors helping to sustain tourist arrivals, says Bartlett

23 February 2018
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that an increasing number of high-profile visitors in recent times is stabilising tourists' response to the current enhanced security measures.
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The Yucatan Times: The Mexican Caribbean received more than 16 million visitors in 2017

19 February 2018
In 2017, the State of Quintana Roo reported increases in tourism indicators such as affluence, economic income, and hotel occupancy, which confirms its leadership and preference in the national and international market.
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Breaking Travel News: Breaking Travel News investigates: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

14 February 2018
Long before there was anything here local Omanis would come to the peak of Al Jabal Al Akhdar - Arabic for the Green Mountain – to picnic, relax, and take in the views over the sprawling Saiq Plateau.
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MediaMax: Tourism earnings zoom past Sh100 billion mark

9 February 2018
The tourism sector bounced back last year to record a 20.3 per cent growth in earnings despite the volatile political climate witnessed during the entire year and incidencies of violence in some parts of the country.
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Shape: 4 Reasons the Cayman Islands Are the Perfect Trip for Swimmers and Water Lovers

9 February 2018
Shipwrecks for divers to explore? Check. Friendly stingrays? Check. Beautiful water year-round? Definite check. These Carribean islands have a water sport for every swimmer, at every skill level.
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NewsFour: Sandymount Hotel’s green award

8 February 2018
It’s not easy being green, but the green army of women John Loughran has working with him at the Sandymount Hotel seem to be making light work of it.
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Airline Travel News: China in your hands

2 February 2018
China Airlines has made its glorious return to the UK with a new non stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei, Taiwan.
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Breaking Travel News: Guinness World Records honours Ras Al Khaimah with World’s Longest Zipline title

2 February 2018
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah achieved a Guinness World Records title earlier with its latest adventure tourism product – Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline.
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World Travel News: The worldwide voting window for the Middle East is now open!

2 February 2018
Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from around the world are in-vited to cast their votes for the organisations in the Middle East that they con-sider the very best in the business, ahead of World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony (https://www.worldtravelawards.com/event/middle-east-2018).
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Web Wire: The worldwide voting window for the Middle East is now open!

1 February 2018
Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from around the world are invited to cast their votes for the organisations in the Middle East that they consider the very best in the business, ahead of World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony.
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Breaking Travel News: Voting opens for World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018

1 February 2018
The worldwide voting window for the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018 is now open.
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Vietnam Plus: Vietnam Airlines in Hong Kong seeks international partnership

1 February 2018
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines’ branch in China’s Hong Kong held a meeting with its partners on January 30.
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Travel Agent Central: Donovan White Hired as Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board

31 January 2018
Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, has announced the appointment of Donovan White as the new Director of Tourism of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)
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Mice Times: Named the best island for vacation

31 January 2018
Located 1,000 km from mainland Portugal Madeira island in the Atlantic ocean was “the world’s Leading island direction 2017” by the international World Travel Awards.
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Saudi Gazette: Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski offers European luxury with Arabian hospitality

30 January 2018
LOCATED in one of the most vibrant areas of Riyadh, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is the prime choice for business travelers.
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Times Of Oman: Oman Air appoints new GSA in South Africa

29 January 2018
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa.
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World Travel News: The Maldives scoops major travel awards

26 January 2018
The Maldives scooped a host of prestigious travel industry awards in 2017, confirming its status as an Indian Ocean paradise.
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Discover Ras Al Khaimah: Airbnb to launch in Ras Al Khaimah

25 January 2018
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Airbnb have signed an agreement to promote responsible home sharing, boost tourism and diversify the tourism offer in the emirate.
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Breaking Travel News: Qtech Software takes top World Travel Awards title

24 January 2018
Qtech Software has been recognised as the World’s Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider by voters at the World Travel Awards.
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Ozy.com: Ireland's Alcatraz gives tourists a chilling thrill

24 January 2018
Not long after we’re comfortably seated in a tugboat taking us on the short voyage across Cork Harbour to Spike Island, the idle tourist chatter on board starts trailing off.
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Discover Jamaica: Jamaica insists it remains open for business

24 January 2018
Jamaica remains safe for visitors, according to the island’s tourism minister the Hon. Edmund Bartlett.
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Discover South America: Quito Calling

23 January 2018
Cloud-high in the Andes and hemmed in by the snow-capped peaks of two active volcanoes, Ecuador's capital Quito is magical enough as it is.
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Airline Travel News: Hainan Airlines permits pets to fly with their owners

22 January 2018
Every year before Chinese New Year - the most important family gathering festival in China - dog owners have to decide whether to leave their poodles with a pet store or face a long drive with their dogs to their hometown provinces.
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Hornet: The Hornet Guide to Gay Lyon

21 January 2018
Only two hours from Paris by TGV (France’s intercity high-speed train), Lyon may be the French city with the most flourishing gay life (after the country’s capital, of course).
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Argophilia: World Travel Awards To Celebrate Silver Anniversary

20 January 2018
In news from World Travel Awards the company has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary of recognizing leaders in the international hospitality sector.
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Spice: Is this the world’s best executive lounge?

18 January 2018
InterContinental Sydney has taken out the coveted title of World’s Leading executive Club Lounge at the 24th World Travel Awards (WTA).
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World Travel News: World Travel Awards gears up for silver anniversary

17 January 2018
World Travel Awards has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary – honouring a quarter of a century recognising leaders in the international hospitality sector.
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Travel Trends: World Best Business Lounge? The WTA Judges Think So

16 January 2018
Here’s the spectacular view from the InterContinental Sydney’s business lounge, declared the World’s Leading Executive Club Lounge 2017 at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA).
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World Travel News: Revealed: the world’s safest airlines

16 January 2018
Emirates is one of the world’s safest airlines, according to a study carried out by AirlineRatings.com.
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Breaking Travel News: World Travel Awards gears up for silver anniversary

16 January 2018
World Travel Awards has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary – honouring a quarter of a century recognising leaders in the international hospitality sector.
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Discover Jamaica: Sandals launches Layaway Programme

15 January 2018
The mornings are dark, damp and freezing cold, while the commute to work is painfully crowded, but reader! It doesn’t have to be this way…
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The Maravi Post: Kenya’s major tourism highlights in 2017

12 January 2018
The year 2017 in Kenya’s tourism was marked by major milestones that had both positive and negative implications on the industry. Jumia Travel looks at some of them and gives a glimpse of what 2018 will look like.
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World Travel News: Ex appeal: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom reunite in the Maldives

10 January 2018
Pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom have continued to keep fans guessing as to whether they are once again an item, having been spotted enjoying one another's company in the Maldives.
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World Airline News: Easyjet will look after your pets when you’re on holiday

9 January 2018
Worried about Fido while you’re flying? Fret not: easyJet passengers can now organise a complimentary house sitter for their pet when booking a flight
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World Travel News: Five reasons to visit Danang

8 January 2018
Wondering where to go in 2018? Whether you’re after a dose of history and ancient ruins, breath taking natural scenery, pristine beaches and unpolluted air or the perfect meal, Danang - a hidden gem situated halfway between Hanoi in the North and the Southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh - is one of the best destinations to discover in 2018.
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World Travel News: A New Year travel resolution for 2018

6 January 2018
We may already be a few days into 2018, but it’s not too late to set some New Year resolutions!
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India Today: Here's why more and more Indians are travelling to Peru

4 January 2018
The latest figures show an influx of approximately 7,000 Indians to Peru in 2016.
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The Portugal News Online: Mercedes launches new international campaign starring Lisbon

4 January 2018
German luxury car-makers Mercedes have just launched a new international campaign for their massively popular SUV, the GLC, shot entirely in the Portuguese capital which, in related news, has been voted the world’s best city break destination.
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Hivisasa: Over 500 tourists arrive in Mombasa

4 January 2018
Kenya has welcomed 576 tourists who have arrived at the Port of Mombasa aboard the cruise ship, MS Nautica, marking the first cruise ship arrival to the country this year.
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Discover Dubai: List released for Dubai World Cup Carnival

4 January 2018
Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway at Meydan Racecourse next Thursday (11 January 2018).
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Belfast Telegraph: Free tickets for Titanic Belfast up for grabs

4 January 2018
Titanic Belfast is again saying thanks to its 'neighbours' by giving away free tickets later this month.
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Vietnam.Net: VN tourism makes development record in 2017

4 January 2018
2017 is considered a successful year for the tourism sector, with 13 million international tourists arriving in Vietnam, up by three million against the previous year.
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Discover Dubai: Sporting heavyweights soak up the sun in Dubai

3 January 2018
Sporting greats Anthony Joshua and Novak Djokovic have been snapped taking a break from their punishing schedules, in the sun kissed emirate of Dubai - which took home the title ‘World's Leading Festival & Event Destination’ at World Travel Awards’ recent Grand Final 2017.
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Google Plus: RAK fireworks clinch Guinness world record

2 January 2018
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) - one of the seven emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates - now holds the record for the world's largest #fireworks aerial shell, according to Guinness.
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Stuff Travel: Top travel destinations for 2018

2 January 2018
With new routes, increased capacity and travel deals unlike any we've seen before, Kiwis are spoiled for choice when it comes to destinations to explore next year.
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Nevada Business: Las Vegas Named World’s Leading Meeting and Conference Destination

1 January 2018
For the fifth year in a row, Las Vegas has been recognized by the World Travel Awards as the leading meetings and conference destination.
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