World Travel Awards begins countdown to India

The countdown begins: Only nine days to go until the World Travel Awards (WTA) bring their prestigious awards scheme to Bangalore, India. Set to take place on the 2nd November at the majestic Leela Palace Kempinski, the Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean Awards Ceremony will see 200 travel professionals, media and VIP convening to celebrate the excellence of the region’s travel industry.Distinguished guests such as Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman & CEO of Kingfisher Airlines, The Right Honourable Praful Patel, India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, and Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Director General of the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, have already confirmed their attendance and will be among the first to find out who will triumph in the region’s categories. Top names of travel companies from more than 12 countries across Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean have registered for the glamorous event so far - with a continuously growing number.

The media support of the event promises to be outstanding with over 20 publications and stations already having confirmed their participation, including Business Line, Business Standard, CNBC-TV18, Explo City, Express TravelWorld, TV Today Network, Kannada Prabha, Kerala Kaumudi, Malayala Manorama Daily, Manorama News, Mathrubhumi, Taste & Travel, The Hindu, The Week, The Statesman, The Telegraph, The Times of India and The Tribune. As WTA’s official media partner, BBC World will broadcast the event to over 280 million homes in over 200 countries and territories on FastTrack, one of the station’s best known travel programs. Official media partner for the event is TravTalk India.

After an unparalleled success in Abu Dhabi, Middle East, and star-studded events in New York, USA, and NewcastleGateshead, North East England, the World Travel Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean Awards Ceremony is the fourth leg of this year’s WTA grand tour, which will peak and end with the Annual World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in the Turks & Caicos Islands on the 12th December.

Tickets for the exclusive black-tie event in Bangalore are selling fast. To be part of a spectacular evening, book your place now by contacting our sales office on +44 (0) 20 7925 0000 or sending an email to [email protected] For media tickets please send an email to [email protected]