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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS ASIAN NOMINEES UNVEILED

13 April 2010 - London

A record number of Indian travel and tourism companies are in the running for the World Travel Awards in Asia.

The World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Ceremony is taking place in October - but the fight is just beginning to make it on to the coveted winners’ platform.

Described as the ultimate achievement for any Asian company, more than 80 travel brands are competing to be the best. Voting has opened and nominees are now campaigning hard with agents and industry executives to win support.

Regional winners will go forward to compete in World Travel Awards 2010 final in London, when they will be up against some of the finest travel operators in the world, consistently demonstrating excellence in every aspect of their business.

World Travel Awards, now in its 17th year, is a major driver of supreme quality standards within the global travel and tourism industry, encouraging excellence in everything from product innovation, creativity and staff training to customer service and overall performance

The Asian nominees are among 5, 000 nominated companies, spread across more than 1, 000 categories, including airlines, cruise companies, destinations, resorts and hotels in 162 countries.

Graham E. Cooke, Founder and President, World Travel Awards, said: "We have been overwhelmed with the tremendous response to self nominations this year, which have grown a phenomenal 50 per cent on 2009."

“The quality and quantity of nominees within the Indian categories has surpassed all previous years. With the largest number of dedicated country categories within the Asia Awards, Indian is undoubtedly a very strong competitor for the 2010 awards.”

"The surge in nominations, in the face of a global recession, demonstrates the vital role that World Travel Awards now plays within the travel industry. More multinational companies than ever, ranging from Etihad Airways and TAP Portugal to InterContinental Hotels, Universal Studios and Disney, are spearheading their global marketing campaigns with their award victories," he added.

Winners of the Asia & Australasia Ceremony will be announced at the The Claridges Surajkund, Delhi, on Sunday 17 October. A first of its kind luxury business hotel, the property has committed to sustainable tourism and has been nominated for both ‘India’s Leading Luxury Hotel’ and India’s ‘Leading Green Hotel’ in this years World Travel Awards.

To vote online log on to:
http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote

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Click here for the complete list of World Travel Awards 2010 Asian nominees

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Notes to Editors:

About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.

Now celebrating its 17th Anniversary, the awards is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive.

Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators and destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities, regionally and globally.

The World Travel Award’s official list of worldwide media partners includes: BBC World News, Breaking Travel News, CNBC Arabiya, Khaleej Times, Trav Talk, Trade Arabia, TTN, Travel Daily News International, Focus on Travel News, New Focus Travel Magazine, Tourism Review, JAX FAX, Travel & Leisure, Travel & Leisure Golf, Xenios & Xenios World.


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