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World Travel Awards for Africa are heading to Kigali / Rwanda

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Hard Rock Riviera Maya unveiled as Latin America host

World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony
2017The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya has been unveiled as the host of WTA’s Latin America Ceremony on 9th September 2017. Located by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, the glittering resort is home to stunning tropical views, a private beach, and world-class snorkelling.

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Voting for Caribbean and Americas opens

Who wins? You decide!Spring gets underway at WTA with voting for the Caribbean, North, Central and South America now open and running until 19th July. Cast your votes for the organisations that you consider the very best in their business.

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WTA returns to paradise

World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala
Ceremony 2017The paradise islands of Turks & Caicos will welcome WTA for a fifth time on 16th September 2017. The sumptuous Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host WTA’s Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017. Situated on the crystal white sand of Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos will welcome leaders from across the region as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

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World Golf Awards 2017 tees off

World Golf Awards 2017Stakeholders from across the golf hospitality industry are invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017. Now in its fourth year, World Golf Awards recognises and celebrates the crème de la crème in golf tourism. The categories include best golf courses, best golf designers and best golf hotels. Winners last year included Sir Nick Faldo, David Leadbetter and St. Andrews Old Course. Find out the nominees this year at



WTA heads to Remarkable Rwanda

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017WTA chalks up another first in 2017 with the hosting of its first-ever ceremony in Rwanda. The WTA Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 will take place in Kigali, the capital of this fascinating nation. The heart of Africa, Remarkable Rwanda is a pristine wilderness of unrivalled biodiversity and wildlife, including the world’s largest population of wild mountain gorillas.

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WTA prepares for Russian debut

World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017The majestic city of St. Petersburg is gearing up to welcome WTA to Russia for the first time with the Europe Gala Ceremony on 30th September 2017. Having itself been recognised as “Europe’s Leading Destination” and “World’s Leading Cultural City Destination” in 2016 by WTA voters, the capital of culture will take hosting responsibilities of the glittering red carpet gala ceremony.

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Kings and queens of the mountains

World Ski Awards 2017Entries have now opened for the 5th Annual World Ski Awards and we invite those destinations, companies and hospitality products that have performed at an outstanding level over the last 12 months to submit their applications. All 2017 World Ski Awards finalists will be published on 26th May ahead of the opening of voting on the 2nd June.
Relive the moment

World Ski Awards 2016 highlightsWatch the 4th Annual World Ski Awards movie, capturing the highlights of 2016’s sensational event. Relive the excitement of the most influential international gathering of ski tourism figureheads that has ever been assembled.

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Enter World Spa Awards

World Spa Awards 2017Is your organisation a leader of the spa industry? Then visit to find out about self-nominating your company in the 3rd Annual World Spa Awards programme.