2008 World Travel Awards Press Releases

Top of the World!

December 2008 - London
Leading travel brands and companies scooped the world’s highest global honours at the World Travel Awards final in Turks & Caicos on 2 December.
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Turks & Caicos Hosts The World

November 2008 - London
For the third year running, Turks & Caicos has been selected to stage the world’s largest and most important international awards for the travel industry.
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World Travel Awards Announced Destinations for 2009 Grand Tour

10 November 2008 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) announced at World Travel Market its future destinations for the 2009 Grand Tour. Reigning Miss World, Zi Lin Zhang of China, visiting World Travel Market, assisted the official unveiling of the World Travel Awards Tour for 2009.
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Al Murooj Rotana Dubai Receives First International Award

28th October 2008 - London
The luxurious five-star Al Murooj Rotana DubaiAl Murooj Rotana Dubai has just conquered another height in the quality of products and services by being voted "Dubai Leading Meeting Hotel" at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2008 held at Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on 28th October 2008.
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Dubai Delight

28th October 2008 - London
Excellence rewarded at the World Travel Awards
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The 'Heat' Is On in Rio

21 October 2008 - London
South America’s only internationally recognised travel and tourism awards are coming to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday 21 October.
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Lufthansa and NCL Rule Air and Waves in Europe

15 October 2008 - London
Greece, Spain and Italy scooped a fistful of honours between them at the World Travel Awards European and Green Awards Ceremony.
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Amazing Atlantis Sets The Scene

28 October 2008 - London
The $1.5 billion resort development of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, opening at the end of September, is the extraordinary location of this year’s World Travel Awards Middle East Ceremony on Tuesday 28 October.
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Green World Travel Awards Attracts Global Travel Industry Chiefs

15 October 2008 - London
International travel industry senior management are travelling to Slovakia for the first World Travel Awards European and Green Awards Ceremony on Thursday 16 October.
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AA, Hyatt and New York's St Regis Scoop Top Travel Prizes

8 September 2008 - London
North and Central America’s leading travel and tourism brands have been awarded this country’s highest accolade – by thousands of agents and travel professionals across the world.
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Stars Come Out for World Travel Awards

6 September 2008 - Orlando
Melora Hardin, star of NBC’s smash-hit fly-on-the-wall docu-reality parody ‘The Office’ and Walt Willey of the hugely successful, long-running ABC day-time drama ‘All My Children’ are hosting World Travel Awards North American Ceremony in Orlando.
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Slovakia Hosts First Green World Travel Awards

16th October 2008 - London
A new European and Green Awards Ceremony for the international travel and tourism industry is to be hosted by Slovakia.
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Who Will Be Best of the Best? Travel Industry 'Oscars' Will Unveil North America’s Exceptional Companies

6th September 2008 - Orlando
Hotels, airlines, resorts and travel operators are keeping their fingers crossed that they are among the winners of The World Travel Awards North American and Central American Ceremony, dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as the industry’s ‘Oscars’.
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Asia and Indian Ocean's Finest Hit 'Gold' at First World Travel Awards

20 June 2008 - Shanghai
As the finishing touches are made to China's Olympic Games in August, nearly 120 Asian and Indian Ocean companies and organisations on Thursday evening (19 June) walked away with the most prestigious awards in the international travel industry.
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Shanghai's Most Important Night for Travel and Tourism - The Inaugural World Travel Awards for Asia and Indian Ocean

13 June 2008 - London
Miss World, the Chinese beauty Zi Lin Zhang is the Guest of Honour at the first ever World Travel Awards Asia and Indian Ocean Ceremony in Shanghai on Thursday 19 June.
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Sydney and Qantas soar to the top at first World Travel Awards

10 June 2008 - Sydney
Australia had a night of triumph at the inaugural World Travel Awards Australasia Ceremony at Sydney's Observatory Hotel on Tuesday 10 June.
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World Travel Awards Comes To Australasia

29 May 2008 - London
World Travel Awards, described by the acclaimed Wall Street Journal as "the Oscars of the Travel Industry", is coming to Australia for the first time … the most prestigious global travel and tourism honours ever.
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South Africa's Glorious Night of Travel Triumph

12 May 2008 - Durban
It was 'Win Win Win' all the way for South Africa on Monday evening's (12 May) first World Travel Awards Africa Ceremony, held in partnership with the International Convention Centre, Durban.
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World Travel Awards announces Grand Tour

25 March 2008 - London
Recognised as the hallmark of excellence, the world’s most prestigious awards program has been acknowledging the leading travel products around the globe for 15 years. To mark their 15th Anniversary in great style, World Travel Awards (WTA) is now expanding its portfolio of regional awards. These regional award ceremonies recognise winners in their own territory and celebrate both individual success and the achievements of the industry.
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World Travel Awards Partner With Global Names Marking the 15th Anniversary Grand Tour

4 February 2008 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) today announced that Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK and mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel, has signed a major sponsorship deal for WTA’s 15th Anniversary Grand Tour. The commitment includes sponsorship of the 2008 Asia Awards as well as the North America Awards, with the view to develop a long-term business relationship.
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