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the Africa edition will this year be held in Kigali / Rwanda

World Travel Awards


July 2017
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World Travel Awards makes for Mexico
World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2017World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya located on Mexico’s breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean Coast on 9 September.

“We are beyond excited to be hosting the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony for the very first time at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya,” shared Frank Maduro, VP of Marketing AIC Hotel Group of which the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a part.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome WTA

World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala
Ceremony 2017The paradise islands of Turks & Caicos will welcome World Travel Awards for a fifth time, following star studded ceremonies at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa back in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Situated on 12 miles of crystal white sand of Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will again welcome leaders from across North America and the Caribbean on 16 September 2017, as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

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World Travel Awards prepares for Russian debut

World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017The majestic city of St. Petersburg is gearing up to welcome World Travel Awards to Russia for the very first time on 30 September 2017 when it will stage the Europe Gala Ceremony.

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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WTA joins AHIF and AviaDev in Kigali

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10 October.

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 will take place at the five star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa (10-12 October).

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5th annual World Ski Awards finalists unveiled

World Ski Awards 2017World Ski Awards has announced the finalists for its 2017 programme. Voting runs until 22 September with ski consumers and professionals asked to make their voice heard and vote for who they think should be crowned the best. Winners will be announced at the 5th annual World Ski Awards which will take place in Kitzbühel, Austria, over the weekend of 17 -19 November.

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La Manga Club to host 4th annual World Golf Awards

World Golf Awards 2017The five-star La Manga Club resort, an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise in south-east Spain, will host World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2017.

The most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry will take place at the famous venue in Murcia, from 23-26 November 2017.

Attendees will be welcomed to Spain’s flagship resort for three action-packed days of unrivalled networking events, dinners and exclusive golf experience activities.

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Voting opens for 2017 World Spa Awards

World Spa Awards 2017Voting has opened for the 3rd annual World Spa Awards. The nominees now face the all-important 16 week voting window.

Members of the spa and wellness community are invited to vote from the shortlist of 2017 World Spa Awards finalists. The winners will be revealed at the glittering 2017 World Spa Awards Ceremony being staged in Vietnam at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa on the 9 December.

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WTA Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony a huge success

World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony
2017Hospitality leaders from across the region turned out in force earlier this month as the 2017 Indian Ocean winners were revealed. The prestigious World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony took place before a capacity audience on 8 July at the stunning five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. Among the event partners were leading digital provider, Dhiraagu.

World Travel Awards President and Founder, Graham Cooke, commented: “As the first Maldivian telecommunications company, Dhiraagu offer a comprehensive range of mobile, internet, data and fixed line services and we’re proud to be associated with them.”

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Region Opens Closes
Asia & Australasia 13 Feb 19 Apr
Indian Ocean 10 Apr 22 May
Caribbean & The Americas 22 Mar 19 Jul
Europe 6 Mar 6 Aug
Africa 29 Mar 21 Aug
Middle East 18 Apr 21 Aug
Travel Technology 1 Sep 30 Oct
World 19 Sep 30 Oct

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