World Travel Awards signs Avianca as Official Airline Partner for Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015

3 August 2015 - London

World Travel Awards announces Avianca as the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015.

Visiting Colombia for the first time, the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony will take place on October 10th in Bogotá. The event will receive tourism leaders from across the region, as well as influential business directors and entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the deal, World Travel Awards executive vice president Christopher Frost said: “It is an honour to welcome Avianca as our Official Airline Partner for the Latin America Gala Ceremony 2015. The airline is synonymous with Colombia and is the ideal partner for World Travel Awards as we visit the country for the first time this year.”

He added: "I look forward to welcoming the Avianca team to our Gala Ceremony in October for what is sure to be a fantastic night in Bogotá.”

Avianca is the commercial brand representing the Latin American carriers integrated into Avianca Holdings.

Its workforce of over 19,000 employees has been organised to provide a world-class service, offering 5,600 flights a week to 100 destinations in 27 countries. With a modern fleet of 168 short-, medium-, and long-haul aircraft Avianca is an icon of Latin American and an ambassador for Colombia around the world.

Through its membership with Star Alliance, Avianca offers connections to more than 1,200 destinations in 195 countries globally, while LifeMiles, its loyalty program, offers a wide range of benefits and travel options to its more than 5.4 million registered members.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

In 2015, World Travel Awards will celebrate its historic 22nd anniversary.

Each year the World Travel Awards Grand Tour covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

Notes to Editors

World Travel Awards celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The brand aims to celebrate those organisations who are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

The World Travel Awards global media partner network includes International New York Times, TV5Monde, CNBC Arabiya, Outlook Traveller, Khaleej Times, TTN, Best in Travel, Breaking Travel News, and Travel Daily News International. 

World Travel Awards has a television audience of 300 million spread across 200 countries, while also reaching hundreds of thousands of print and digital readers each month through an extensive network of global media partners.

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