Rocky Mountaineer, known across the globe for offering luxurious rail journeys through Western Canada, has once again won the title of “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” at the recent 2011 World Travel Awards. It is the sixth consecutive time the company has been acknowledged with this prestigious honour and the seventh World Travel Awards win.
Last year, Rocky Mountaineer picked up two awards and was recognized for the first time as “World’s Leading Luxury Travel Product of the Year.” The 18th annual World Travel Awards gala event took place on January 11, 2012 in Doha, Qatar and was attended by hundreds of travel executives from around the world.
“We are truly honoured to be recognized with this award once again, by more than 200,000 esteemed industry professionals and travellers from across the globe,” says Randy Powell, President & Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountaineer. “We are flattered to be included and chosen in a category alongside many iconic trains and are committed to delivering an outstanding product and exceptional guest experience.”
Fellow nominees this year included: The Blue Train, The Royal Scotsman, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, The Ghan, Rovos Rail and the Eastern & Oriental Express.
Established in 1993 and described by the Wall Street Journal as the travel industry’s equivalent to the “Oscars,” the World Travel Awards recognize excellence in travel. Votes are cast globally by fellow industry professionals to acknowledge the most important aspect of the tourism industry - exemplary customer service.
In addition to this award, Rocky Mountaineer was recently recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s “Best Life-Changing Trips” and also named in the Condé Nast 2011 Reader’s Choice Award for being among the “Top 5 Trains in the World.”