World Travel Awards™ Nominations - Enter Now

Call for Entries

Celebrating our 24th anniversary, World Travel Awards™ is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

In our quest to identify and reward excellence we invite those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in our annual programme.

Closed for entries.

Opening Dates & Deadlines*

Region Open Date Close Date Late Entry Deadline
Asia 14 Dec 2016 31 Jan 2017 28 Feb 2017
Australasia 14 Dec 2016 31 Jan 2017 28 Feb 2017
Europe 14 Dec 2016 28 Feb 2017 31 May 2017
Africa 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
Caribbean 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
Central America 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
Indian Ocean 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 30 Apr 2017
Middle East 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
North America 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
South America 14 Dec 2016 14 Mar 2017 31 May 2017
Travel Technology 14 Dec 2016 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017

* dates subject to change.

Automatic Qualification

The Winner and two runners-up from the previous year will requalify for the same award and do not need to submit an entry. To check which nominees automatically qualify, visit the Nominees pages where the Winner and two runners-up will be published during the entry period. For further info on the Nominations Methodology, visit our How It Works page.

Winners and runners-ups wishing to obtain the Nominee Package should contact their World Travel Awards contact or email us at [email protected].

Nomination Process

  1. Submit your entry form online.
  2. Your entry will be checked and vetted to ensure your nomination qualifies for the selected award/s.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified and sent an invoice for the entry fee. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified that they have not qualified and no fee will be taken.
  4. Upon payment, your nomination will be entered into the nominations for the new year and you will be sent the Nominee Package which includes the nominee shield, vote for us button and web banners and a dedicated voting web page to market your nomination. At this point, nominations are under embargo.
  5. Nominees will be published when voting opens and Nominees may announce their nomination/s and begin any marketing campaigns.

Entry Fees

The following entry fees apply for successful applications:

Country/Subregion awards:£399
Regional awards:£499
Travel Technology awards:£499

What You Get

Successful applicants will receive the Nominee Package (value £299) which includes the following digital products:

  • • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Shield©
  • • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Shield© Usage Agreement
  • • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Certificate
  • • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Button
  • • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Web Banners
  • • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Web Page

For more information on the Nominee Package, please download the information sheet.

Rules for Entry

  1. All entrants must be a travel and tourism product that serves the public or the industry.
  2. Your business is eligible to enter if it has been established and trading in its recent form for at least 12 months at the time of applying.
  3. Any entrants for New Hotel or New Resort awards will be eligible to enter if, at the time of applying, they opened within the past 18 months and were not included in the previous year's nominations.
  4. Previous year's winners and two runners up are automatically qualified in the following year's nomination for the same award. Exceptions apply for new hotels or resorts, new products or services and marketing campaign awards.
  5. If your entry relates to a specific project, it must have been completed and fully implemented at the time of applying.
  6. Any internet or technology products must have been operational for at least 6 months at the time of applying.
  7. World Travel Awards retains the right to disqualify entries.
  8. All Entry Forms must be completed in ENGLISH.
  9. Entries must reach World Travel Awards by the published closing dates.
  10. Only complete entries will be considered.
  11. Entries must be submitted online.
  12. Once received, all entry forms and supporting documents become the property of World Travel Awards and no returns of such material will be made. World Travel Awards will not be held responsible if such documents are lost or damaged.
  13. No refunds of the application fees will be made.


If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Entry Form

Closed for entries.


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