Miss World to unveil World Travel Awards 2009 destinations

World Travel Awards is announcing its destinations for the 2009 Grand Tour at WTM next week, with reigning Miss World, Zi Lin Zhang of China, assisting with the official unveiling.

The announcement will be made at 15.00 Monday 10 November in the WTA VIP Lounge, South Gallery, 33.Recognised as the hallmark of travel excellence, the World Travel Awards acknowledges the leading travel products across the globe. The regional award ceremonies recognise winners in their own territory and celebrate both individuals and companies setting new boundaries in travel and tourism.

In 2008, almost 3,600 companies have been nominated from 137 countries around the world. VIP and senior industry figureheads who attended WTA ceremonies also found them excellent forums to access, network and do business with the people who shape the industry and its future.

“World Travel Awards is proud of its impartial nature and the comprehensive process of its voting programme. Votes are cast by an audience of 167,000 travel agents and tourism professionals from 164 participating countries. This level of accountability makes winning an award the greatest form of recognition in the travel business,” said Graham Cooke, President & Founder of the World Travel Awards.

“With a host of exciting new partnership deals and a global media campaign reaching in excess of 270 million in place, our 2009 Tour is set to be our best yet. We are proud of our 15 years rewarding and acknowledging excellence, and are honoured to be recognized as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’,” adds Cooke.