2016 World Travel Awards Press Releases

World Travel Awards Academy recognises Tourism Pioneers in the Maldives

4 December 2016 - Malé, Maldives
The World Travel Awards Academy has recognised two global hospitality icons with the title of ‘Tourism Pioneer’ during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. The title is a discretionary award, reserved for those few individuals and organisations which can truly be said to have had a transformative impact on global hospitality; those innovators who blaze a trail for others to follow.
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Saint Petersburg wins top title during World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016

3 December 2016 - London, UK
World Travel Awards has recognised St Petersburg’s potential for tourism growth, arguing the Russian destination has a bright future on the international hospitality stage. The city earlier claimed the title of the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.
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World Travel Awards reveals global hospitality champions in the Maldives

2 December 2016 - Maldives
Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. The Middle Eastern hospitality giant was crowned during a glittering event at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives in front of an audience of over 250 hospitality leaders from around the world.
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World Travel Awards touches down at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

30 November 2016 - Maldives
World Travel Awards is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016. The event will be staged at the glamourous The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on Friday, December 2nd, with nearly 300 hundred industry leaders expected to attend.
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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016

15 October 2016 - Danang, Vietnam
Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia's Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 in Vietnam. Hosted by the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the event was attended by 200 hospitality leaders from across the regions.
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World Travel Awards lands in Vietnam ahead of Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016

13 October 2016 - Danang, Vietnam
Vietnamese tourism capital Danang is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on Saturday, October 15th.
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Dubai leads winners at World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

29 September 2016 - Dubai, UAE
Voters at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony have recognised Dubai as the Middle East’s Leading Destination during a glittering red-carpet ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai.
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World Travel Awards set for Middle East Gala Ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai

27 September 2016 - London, UK
World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th.
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Jamaica leads winners at World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

17 September 2016 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Jamaica has been recognised as the Caribbean's Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during a glittering event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.
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World Travel Awards touches down in Jamaica ahead of Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony

14 September 2016 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
World Travel Awards has arrived at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016.
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St Petersburg revealed as host for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017

5 September 2016 - London, UK
Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development will welcome World Travel Awardsto Russia for the first time in 2017, with the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the capital of culture.
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Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

4 September 2016 - Sardinia, Italy
Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.
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World Travel Awards lands at Forte Village ahead of Gala Ceremony 2016

2 September 2016 - Sardinia, Italy
World Travel Awards has touched down at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy, ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Last call for votes ahead of World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

26 August 2016 - London, UK
World Travel Awards has issued a last call for ballots ahead of the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016, with voting set to close on Wednesday, August 31st.
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World Travel Awards joins World Spa Awards at Forte Village Resort

15 August 2016 - London, UK
World Travel Awards has confirmed the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 will join World Spa Awards at Forte Village Resort on the southern tip of Sardinia, Italy.
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Sandals Ochi Beach Resort to welcome World Travel Awards

29 July 2016 - London, UK
World Travel Awards has revealed Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016.
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World Travel Awards partners with Vietnam Airlines

12 July 2016 - London, UK
Vietnam Airlines has been appointed Airline Partner to the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Quito leads winners at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

1 July 2016 - Lima, Peru
Quito Tourism has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the title of Latin America’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Also among the winners at the red carpet event hosted by Swissôtel Lima was PromPerú, recognised by World Travel Awards voters as South America’s Leading Tourist Board for the first time.
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World Travel Awards lands in Lima ahead of Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

28 June 2016 - Lima, Peru
Peruvian capital Lima is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016.
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PromPerú to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony to Lima

27 May 2016 - London, UK
Peruvian capital Lima is set to host the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony for the second time.
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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort to welcome World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

17 May 2016 - London
World Travel Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been selected to host the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Swissôtel Lima to host World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016

10 May 2016 - London
Swissôtel Lima has been unveiled as the host for the upcoming World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

9 April 2016 - Zanzibar, Tanzania
The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of industry leaders in attendance.
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World Travel Awards lands in Zanzibar ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

6 April 2016 - Zanzibar, Tanzania
World Travel Awards (WTA) has landed on the paradise island of Zanzibar ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Saturday, April 9th.
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Kenya Airways appointed Co-Sponsor of World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

22 March 2016 - London
Industry leading carrier Kenya Airways has been appointed Co-Sponsor of the upcoming World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Weekend itinerary revealed ahead of World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

17 March 2016 - London
A variety of complimentary activities are being offered to those guests attending the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 to ensure a weekend of unrivalled networking opportunities.
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World Travel Awards 2016 nominees unveiled

7 March 2016 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed the nominees for its Grand Tour 2016, with thousands of hospitality leaders from across the globe in the running for the prestigious titles.
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World Travel Awards issues final call for Africa & Indian Ocean votes

24 February 2016 - London
Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from around the world are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016

16 February 2016 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the nominees for its upcoming Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016.
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World Travel Awards unveils nominees for Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016

2 February 2016 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the nominees for its upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016.
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Self-nominations open for World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2016

11th January 2016 - London
World Travel Awards (WTA) has begun the self-nomination process for entrants wishing to participate in the Grand Tour 2016.
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