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The Travel Show’s Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd to host World Travel Awards

23th April 2014 - London

World Travel Awards is delighted to announce Lucy Taylor and Mark Lloyd, from Dubai’s industry leading The Travel Show, will host the Middle East Gala Ceremony 2014. Taylor and Lloyd join World Travel Awards from The Travel Show, a two-hour daily programme running on Dubai Eye 103.8FM, where they are co-hosts and producers.

The luxurious JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region for the event, which is scheduled for May 4th. The Middle East Gala Ceremony is the first regional heat on the annual World Travel Awards Grand Tour, with the winners moving forward to the Grand Final later this year. 

The Travel Show covers all elements of travel, tourism, hospitality, leisure and lifestyle – looking at everything from local UAE escapes and entertainment to international vacation options and attractions – with the goal of helping UAE residents make the most of both their holiday and leisure time.

Taylor and Lloyd will host an evening of spectacular entertainment for World Travel Awards, with the event welcoming leading acts from the United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East.

Lucy Taylor has previously worked across a variety of publications, specialising in current affairs, travel, and hospitality - before turning to broadcasting and joining the ARN News team in 2010.

Meanwhile, Mark Lloyd is one of the most recognisable voices on UAE radio, having worked in the industry for 23 years. His time hosting the much-loved Entertainment Today show saw him broadcast from events such as the Oscars and the New York Film Festival and today he continues his globe-trotting on The Travel Show, presenting from destinations around the world including Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

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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 and 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 the WTA Middle East Gala Ceremony 2014 & bookings

For the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony Media Kit

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About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travellers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretence.

JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 55 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 78 properties in 28 countries.

The “Marquis” designation is reserved for select downtown properties that offer the highest level of comfort, technology, personal service, meeting facilities, privacy and world-class amenities.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at, and for the latest company news, visit


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