In the News 2022

Vietnam Plus: HCM City to host World Travel Wards 2022’s Gala Ceremony

6 August 2022
Ho Chi Minh City has been chosen as the venue for a gala ceremony of the World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania region scheduled to take place on September 7, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
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Expreso: La gala europea de los World Travel Awards, en el Hilton Mallorca Galatzo

1 August 2022
Los World Travel Awards, WTA organizarán su Ceremonia de Gala de Europa 2022 en el hotel Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, España. Los principales líderes de la industria de viajes y tomadores de decisiones de todo el continente asistirán a la recepción de gala con alfombra roja el 1 de octubre de 2022.
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Travel Daily Media: Hilton Mallorca Galatzo gears up to host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2022

29 July 2022
World Travel Awards (WTA) will host its Europe Gala Ceremony 2022 at Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, Spain. The leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers from across the continent will attend the red-carpet gala reception on 1 October 2022.
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Safter Tourism: World Travel Awards Middle East set to open

25 July 2022
World Travel Awards Middle East set to open
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TTN Worldwide: World Travel Awards to host first ceremony in Jordan

22 July 2022
World Travel Awards will host its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, hosting leading travel industry figureheads from across the region in the capital of Jordan on September 18, 2022.
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eTurboNews: World Travel Awards Middle East set to open

22 July 2022
WTA's red-carpet event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, in the capital city, and will welcome leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers from across the region on 18 September 2022.
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Vietnam Investment Review: Vietnam nominated in 10 categories at World Travel Awards 2022

8 July 2022
Vietnam has made the shortlist in 10 categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said on June 6.
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Benzinga: Vote for your favourite travel brands in Latin America

8 July 2022
World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has opened voting for the Latin America categories of its 2022 programme.
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Vietnam Plus: Vietnam nominated in 10 categories at World Travel Awards 2022

5 July 2022
Vietnam has made an impressive comeback with ten nominated categories at the World Travel Awards 2022, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
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Rising Sun: Durban ICC- a frontrunner at World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Convention Centre Award

27 June 2022
Voting has opened in the various categories for the Africa region. Winners in the regions (Europe, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, South America, Central America, North America, Africa, Indian Ocean and Caribbean) will go head-to-head for the world awards.
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The Edition: Lily Beach Resort & Spa nominated for Best All-Inclusive Resort in World Travel Awards

20 June 2022
Lily Beach Resort & Spa has been nominated in the category of Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Maldives at the 2022 edition of World Travel awards (WTA).
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Expreso Info: Colombia vuelve a postularse en los Óscar del Turismo

14 June 2022
Colombia vuelve a postularse en los Óscar del Turismo
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Jordan Times: Ritz-Carlton Amman to host World Travel Awards in September

9 June 2022
The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Amman will host World Travel Awards in September, hosting the top 500 representatives of global airlines and the hospitality sector.
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The Acorn: Nice and spicy fare at Peruvian eatery

6 June 2022
Well-informed foodies will know that Peru has been recognized for eight years as the Best Culinary Destination by the World Travel Awards.
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Vietnam Plus: Vietnam nominated in 10 categories at World Travel Awards 2022

6 June 2022
Vietnam has made the shortlist in 10 categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has confirmed.
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Expreso Info: Cuatro candidaturas de Madeira a los WTA 2022

25 May 2022
La región de Madeira es candidata en cuatro categorías en la edición europea de los WTA, World Travel Awards, los Óscar del Turismo.
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Euronews: Philippines: Why you should visit the tropical archipelago with 7,641 islands

13 May 2022
In the last three years, 2019 to 2021, Philippines has been voted 'World’s Leading Dive Destination' by voters of World Travel Awards.
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The Portugal News: Predict the future – follow the investments

9 May 2022
The World Travel Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism”, distinguish the best examples of good practices in tourism, on a global scale, since 1993. Voting is carried out by the public and more than 200 thousand professionals in the sector, from 160 countries. Last year more than two million votes were counted, thus breaking the last record of 1,945,965 votes.
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Nairobi Wire: KICC CEO Nana Gecaga

26 April 2022
For the last three years, KICC has won the best venue in Africa at the World Travel Awards.
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TTR Weekly: Travelport’s new green list for Earth Day

22 April 2022
The World Travel Awards named Ecuador the world’s leading green destination, and when compared to its popularity in 2019, the country has climbed 12 spots. As one of the most biodiverse destinations on the planet, Ecuador offers visitors access to some of the best eco-lodges in South America.
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Business Wire: Asian-Influenced Peruvian Cuisine Looking to Win Its 10th Title as World's Leading Culinary Destination This Year

20 April 2022
After the arrival of Europeans to the American continent, Peruvian gastronomy was forged with important influences from all over the world. In recent years, Peru has become the new global culinary epicenter winning the World Travel Awards' World's Leading Culinary Destination for nine years.
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Hotel News Me: The Ascott Limited competes for 7th consecutive accolade at the World Travel Awards 2022

11 April 2022
Leading international lodging owner-operator, The Ascott Limited has been nominated for the ‘Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ at the World Travel Awards 2022 for the tenth consecutive year.
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Caribbean National Weekly: Jamaica’s top hotels nominated for prestigious World Travel Awards

8 April 2022
Prominent hotel, Jamaica Pegasus has been nominated for three World Travel Awards: Leading Hotel, Leading Business Hotel, and Leading Conference Hotel. Half Moon is also vying for the trophies of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel and Jamaica’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort. Several boutiques, business and resort hotels have also been nominated from different parts of the island.
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South Florida Caribbean News: Jamaica Pegasus earns nominations for three ‘World Travel Awards

7 April 2022
The Jamaica Pegasus announces that it has been nominated for three World Travel Awards™. Recognized globally as the pinnacle of success in the travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2022. Categories in which The Jamaica Pegasus has been nominated are as follows:
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Portugal Resident: Award-winning hotel to reopen as Domes Lake Algarve

6 April 2022
Vilamoura’s The Lake Spa Resort – which in 2021 was named Europe’s Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort at the World Travel Awards – has been rebranded and will reopen as Domes Lake Algarve after a €7 million upgrade.
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Travel Pulse: A Romantic All-Inclusive Vacation Spot in Barbados

4 April 2022
Voted the “Caribbean’s Leading Resort” for five years in a row by the World Travel Awards, Sandals Barbados in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados offers a serene beach getaway with plenty of included amenities.
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News Letter: Titanic Hotel Belfast win ‘Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel’

1 April 2022
Titanic Hotels are jointly celebrating winning two prestigious awards in the past six months.
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Writeups24: St Lucia nominated for six World Travel Awards

31 March 2022
The nation has been once again nominated in the 29th annual World Travel Awards. This year’s nomination is an opportunity to be recognized for the industry’s gold standard in global travel.This year, St Lucia has nominated for “six” prestigious awards, such as – Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination, and Caribbean’s Leading Nature Destination.
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The Portugal News: 5 Hidden Gems in Portugal Worth Exploring

31 March 2022
In recent years Portugal has been thrust onto the global stage as far as travel destinations go, thanks in large part to the numerous World Travel Awards the country has been raking in.
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Golfshake: Las Colinas - The Perfect Stop For A Golfing Getaway

31 March 2022
For golfers planning their next overseas golf break, then Las Colinas, located in the south-east region of Spain, could provide the perfect destination. Having recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, this relatively new resort continues to win accolades both on and off the course, most recently being awarded the World’s Leading Golf & Villas Resort in the 2021 World Travel Awards and Spain’s Best Golf Course.
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Travel & Tour World: Interview with Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

31 March 2022
Mauritius has been conferred the title of 2021 Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination among a number of accolades at the World Travel Awards.
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The Sun Turks & Caicos: Turks and Caicos nominated for eight World Travel Awards

22 March 2022
Turks and Caicos Islands has been nominated for eight distinguished World Travel Awards™.
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Turks & Caicos Weekly News: TCI nominated for eight distinguished tourism awards

21 March 2022
The Turks and Caicos Islands has been nominated for eight distinguished World Travel Awards.
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Travel Wires: World Travel Awards gala to be hosted by Jamaica

21 March 2022
The Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2022 is set to take place at Sandals Montego Bay, on June 14th.
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Associate Times: St Lucia nominates for Six Industry Gold Standard Titles in 29th World Travel Awards

16 March 2022
The country has been nominated for the six prestigious 2022 titles in the 29th annual World Travel Awards. The Travel awards also provide an opportunity to the Tourism Industry of St Lucia to showcase their gold standard across the globe. The World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony will take place in Jamaica on June 14th, 2022.
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Ziz Online: St. Kitts Nominated for Two Categories in 29th Annual World Travel Awards: Voting Begins Today

16 March 2022
St. Kitts continues to be recognized by the top world travel experts as both St. Kitts and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority have been selected as shortlisted nominees in the 29th annual World Travel Awards. Nominations are in two categories: St. Kitts is a 2022 finalist for the Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination, and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority is a 2022 finalist in the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board category.
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Jamaicans.com: Jamaica to Host World Free Zones Conference this June

1 March 2022
Jamaica will step into the spotlight on the global economic stage as it serves as host this June to the World Free Zones Organization’s 8th Annual International Conference & Exhibition (AICE) 2022, the first to be held in the Caribbean. In 2021, the JTB was declared ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘World’s Leading Family Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination’ for the second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board’ for the 14th consecutive year; and the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination’ for the 16th consecutive year; as well as the ‘Caribbean’s Best Nature Destination’ and the ‘Caribbean’s Best Adventure Tourism Destination.’
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Jamaicans.com: Jamaica Judged Best Wedding and Cruise Destination and more at World Travel Awards

24 February 2022
Jamaica emerged as the winner in several categories at the 2021 World Travel Awards, the top authority charged with recognizing and rewarding excellence in the travel and tourism sector. Jamaica received three destination awards: the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, the World’s Leading Family Destination, and the World’s Leading Wedding Destination.
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Gulf News: Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah bags awards

23 February 2022
Nakheel’s master development Palm Jumeirah has been named the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project at the World Travel Awards.
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Fyne Times: LGBT+ Festival Portugal

21 February 2022
Winner of the World Travel Awards ‘Best European Destination’ award for 4 consecutive years, this Summer, Portugal will play host to an all-inclusive celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. The aptly named LGBT+ Festival will take place from July 1st-3rd 2022. The festival’s main site will be found at the Douro riverbank in Porto; featured in Unesco’s World Heritage list since 1996 and titled the World’s Leading City Break Destination in 2020. This event will be a new chapter in the book of music festivals, as the first openly LGBTQIA+ inclusive festival.
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Breaking Travel News: Nana Gecaga, chief executive, Kenyatta International Convention Centre

18 February 2022
With the World Travel Awards headed to Kenya for the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony later this year, Breaking Travel News speaks to Nana Gecaga, chief executive of hosts Kenyatta International Convention Centre, to find out more about her ambitions for the event.
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Mena FM: Jamaica's PPPs earn international recognition

14 February 2022
Prime minister, Andrew Holness, says Jamaica has attained an enviable track record of executing large-scale public-private partnership (PPP) and privatisation transactions. The prime minister informed that in 2021, Sangster International Airport copped the prestigious World Travel Award for the Caribbean's Leading Airport for the 14th time and 13th consecutive year.
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Trade Arabia: Maldives opens its second airport in Lhaviyani

14 February 2022
Accessibility to resorts in the Maldives will be significantly improved with the opening of Madivaru Airport this month, as the archipelago celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Maldives has been named the World’s Leading Destination for the second consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021 where the Maldives competed against 18 other destinations including Dubai, Indonesia, Spain, Vietnam, USA and Greece.
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The Star Kenya: KICC upbeat on meetings as World Travel Awards come to Kenya

14 February 2022
The World Travel Awards (Africa and Indian Ocean Gala) will be coming to Nairobi in mid this year.
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Breaking Travel News: Palm Jumeirah leads winners at World Travel Awards

14 February 2022
Palm Jumeirah, the architectural wonder and flagship master development from Nakheel, has been named World’s Leading Tourism Development Project by the World Travel Awards.
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The Times: Relaxation overload: the best spa breaks in Ireland

9 February 2022
Are you stressed out and looking to decompress? Do it in style after booking one of the 16 best spa breaks in the country. Inchydoney Lodge & Spa, Co Cork has been named Ireland’s leading spa resort seven times at the World Travel Awards.
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Euronews: Philippines: Visit the tropical archipelago with 7,641 islands

2 February 2022
You won’t find many more naturally diverse countries than the Philippines. Made up of a whopping 7,641 islands, the southeast asian archipelago sits near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The nation has been voted the "World’s Leading Dive Destination” by World Travel Awards for the last three years.
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Dubai Week: Expo 2020 celebrates “Inca” civilization in the style of folk cuisine in Dubai

1 February 2022
Visitors to Expo 2020 discover the history of Peruvian cuisine. The South American nation was voted World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2021, World’s Leading Cultural Destination 2021 and World’s Leading Tourist Destination for 2021: Machu Picchu.
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GDN Online: Barceló Hotel Group posts 70% occupancy in UAE in 2021

27 January 2022
Barceló Hotel Group celebrated its 90th year in 2021 and registered significant levels of growth, recording over 70% in occupancy rates across all operating properties in the UAE. Additionally, the company attained a prestigious accolade by World Travel Awards as the 'World's Leading Hotel Management Company in 2021', further solidifying its leading status globally.
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Gulf Today: Chile showcases destination diversity

14 January 2022
The South American country, Chile, hosted Tourism Week at its country pavilion at Expo 2020, showcasing a host of highlights of the country as an eclectic destination for global travellers. Chile was also named `World's Leading Adventure Travel Destination 2021' by World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year.
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Andina: Peru: Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary celebrates 41 years as Historic Sanctuary

10 January 2022
In December 2021, the citadel of Machu Picchu was once again recognized at the World Travel Awards (WTA) —a prestigious event hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry on a global scale— coming in first place in the World's Leading Tourist Attraction 2021 category.
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Travel Daily News: Kenya is world's leading Safari destination in 2021

9 January 2022
Kenya has continued to cement herself as a global champion in wildlife tourism after being named World’s Leading Safari Destination 2021 by World Travel Awards (WTA).
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Total Croatia News: World Travel Awards: Dubrovnik Leading European Cruise Destination in 2021

9 January 2022
In the 28th edition of the renowned World Travel Awards, the distinction of the best European cruise destination went to Dubrovnik, surpassing other cities such as Amsterdam, Oslo, Lisbon, and Athens.
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Vietnam Net: Vietnamese tourism flexibly adaptive to revive in new situation

8 January 2022
In 2021, Vietnam’s tourism continued to pocket prestigious prizes. It won the title of Asia’s Leading Destination in the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021. The WTA also honoured Vietnam as Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021. Hoi An in Quang Nam province was named Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination, Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, and Ninh Binh’s Cuc Phuong National Park as Asia’s Leading National Park.
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Jamaica Observer: Jamaica wins top honours at World Travel Awards

7 January 2022
Jamaica has taken home the top honors for a Caribbean destination at the World Travel Awards.
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Zawya: Ascott crowned world's leading serviced apartment brand at grand final of World Travel Awards 2021

4 January 2022
The Ascott Limited is the biggest winner at the World Travel Awards 2021 with a total of 28 accolades; the greatest number of awards won amongst serviced residence companies.
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Australian Leisure Management: UAE secures wins in 63 categories at World Travel Awards

3 January 2022
The United Arab Emirates has secured multiple awards at the 2021 World Travel Awards, with Dubai named the world's Leading Business Destination, Abu Dhabi topping the rankings for sports tourism and Yas Island securing the title of the World's Leading Theme Park Destination.
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South Florida Caribbean News: Jamaica’s receives 'World’s Leading Tourism Initiative' Award

2 January 2022
The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) has been specially recognized at the World’s Leading Tourism Initiative at the just concluded World Travel Awards in Dubai. The award is one of the highest and recognized globally.“The recognition by the leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism is heartfelt and highlights the outstanding work that this one-of-a-kind Centre for tourism resilience has been doing,” said Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair and founder of the GTRCMC, Hon Edmund Bartlett.
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Jamaica Observer: GTRCMC receives WTA recognition

1 January 2022
The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) was this month recognised at the World Travel Awards (WTA) held in Dubai as the world's leading tourism initiative for 2021.
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Panay News: Seda Hotels Wins as “Philippines Leading Hotel Group” in the World Travel Awards and “Employer of Choice” in HRD Awards Asia 2021

30 November 2021
Seda Hotels won as “Philippines’ Leading Hotel Group” for the eighth consecutive year in the World Travel Awards Asia, in addition to Seda Residences Makati bagging an independent trophy for“Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartments.” Seda Hotels was also honored with two awards from HRD Awards Asia — “Employer of Choice” and “Best Health and Wellness Program.”
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The Citizen: Serengeti named best national park at World Travel Awards

24 November 2021
Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is yet again on Cloud 9 after it was named best national park in Africa, beating six other national parks from the continent in the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021.
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