Hong Kong prepares to host World Travel Awards

20 August 2018 - London, UK

InterContinental Grand Stanford

The luxurious InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018.

The sold-out gala ceremony promises to be the most important event of the calendar for Asia and Australasia hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from across the two regions scheduled to attend. The evening will also mark the third leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2018 – an annual search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world, which is celebrating its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary this year.

Globally renowned, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers both business and leisure travellers unrivalled levels of service in an inviting, yet elegant, environment. Luxury guest rooms and suites afford spectacular city and harbour views.

The ceremony marks WTA's second visit to the enchanting metropolis of Hong Kong.

Graham Cooke, Founder & President, WTA, says: “It is with great anticipation that we return to Hong Kong to host our Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018. Our inaugural event, staged in 2015 at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, was an overwhelming success and we are honoured to return to this magnificent hotel.

“The evening marks the third stage on our Grand Tour 2018, in this our 25th year of identifying and celebrating travel industry excellence. I look forward to joining all our nominees for what promises to be a fabulous night.”

Mr. Alexander O. Wassermann, General Manager, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, says: “We are extremely proud and honoured to once again host the prestigious World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony 2018, welcoming leaders and luminaries of the travel and tourism industry to InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong.

We look forward to celebrating the triumph of the Asian and Australasian winners at our hotel by delivering authentic hospitality and providing all guests with a glimpse of Hong Kong's traditions and diverse culture whilst presenting them with a gastronomic journey from East to West.”

Tickets for the ceremony have sold out but you can follow proceedings at worldtravelawards.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram.

Notes to Editors

About World Travel Awards

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

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

Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

WTA gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

For more information about WTA visit www.worldtravelawards.com.

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