Walkers Tours has been a leader in the Sri Lanka tourism industry for over 45 years, organising trips for couples on honeymoon, individual adventurers and nature lovers, for special interests, inventive holiday groups and convention delegates. Here Breaking Travel News chats to Vasantha Leelananda, executive vice president of Walkers’ owner John Keells Holdings, as we find out more.
The secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Taleb Rifai, has congratulated St Petersburg on its recent success at the World Travel Awards. The Russian cultural hotspot was recognised with the title of World’s Leading Cultural City Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony in the Maldives earlier this month. The title is in addition to that of Europe’s Leading Destination, which St Petersburg won for the second year in succession in September.
As Hulhule Island Hotel is recognised as the World’s Leading Airport Resort at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with general manager, Utkarsh Faujdar, about what is on offer at the property and how important it is to the hospitality market in the Maldives.
Linda Celestino, vice president guest services, Etihad Airways, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the Abu Dhabi-flag carrier takes the title of World’s Leading Airline for the eighth consecutive year.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica is recognised by the World Travel Awards for his three decades of hospitality leadership in the Caribbean and reveals his plans for the coming year.
Choe Peng Sum, chief executive, Frasers Hospitality, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the brand defends its title of World’s Leading Serviced Apartments Brand by the World Travel Awards.
Moosa Zameer, tourism minister, Maldives speaks to Breaking Travel News as the destination hosts the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. Maldives was recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination and the World’s Leading Beach Destination during the event, highlighting its success on the global stage.
Dinnaga Padmaperuma, chief technical officer, SriLankan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the role the airline plays in the development of tourism in the Maldives and south-east Asia more generally.
José Lino Ramos, board director, Parques de Sintra, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the success of the brand and his ambitions for the future.
Callum Farnell, director of hospitality, Annandale, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the success of his team and how it feels to have taken a global title at the World Travel Awards.
Antigone Meda, hospitality and guest relations manager, Thanda Island, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the flair of the Tanzanian people for hospitality and how it feels to have been recognised as the best in the world.
Ammar Hilal, general manager, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the hotel is recognised as the best in the world for the second year in a row during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 in the Maldives