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Voting opens ahead of World Travel Awards South & Central America Gala Ceremony

17 April 2014 - London

World Travel Awards has revealed the nominees for its South & Central America Gala Ceremony 2014. Hundreds of entrants have been whittled down to the few who will proceed to the voting stage of the annual event, with industry professionals and members of the travelling public now invited to vote for nominee companies of their choice.

The results of the vote will be revealed at the Centro Cultural Itchimbía, Quito, Ecuador, on August 9th, where industry stakeholders from across the region will gather for the prestigious event.

The red-carpet evening is being held in partnership with Quito Turismo and will include a gala dinner, top entertainment and the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry.

World Travel Awards Event Director Sion Rapson explained: "We have scoured the Americas to select the finest travel, tourism and hospitality organisations for inclusion in our list of 2014 nominees. Now it is over to you, our voters, to select the companies you deem most deserving of acclaim."

He added: "With the winners set to be announced in August, now is the time to make your mark on this prestigious event."

The full list of categories can be seen here.

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About World Travel Awards

Hailed as 'the Oscars of the travel industry', World Travel Awards celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The organisation aims to celebrate those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

WTA's global media partner network includes International New York Times, TV5Monde, CNBC Arabiya, Newsweek, Outlook Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Khaleej Times, Trade Arabia, TTN, Trav Talk India, Publituris, ASTA Network, Breaking Travel News, Travel Daily News International and Focus on Travel News.

This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.

For more info about WTA's South & Central Ceremony 2014 & bookings visit:

About Quito Turismo

Quito Turismo, is the tourism board of the Ecuador'`s capital. This public institution works with the Mayor of the city in order to develop the tourist industry in the Metropolitan District of Quito.

Quito Turismo works on different strategies that focus on:

- The supporting to the entrepreneurship in tourism projects for the community
- The development of new tourism products that highlight the cultural and historic legacy of Quito
- The technical assistance in tourism skills to the private tourist sector
- The promotion of the city as a tourist destination in local, regional and international markets

For further information:

Address:  N79-39 Amazonas Av. and La Prensa Av. Bicentenario Convention Center. Quito-Ecuador
Telephone:   593-2-299-3300
Fax:              593-2-299-3341
Email:            [email protected]
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