World Travel Awards News

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

20th Dec 2016 Focus

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.

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai congratulates St Petersburg on World Travel Awards success

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai congratulates St Petersburg on World Travel Awards success

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.

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

12th Dec 2016 Videos

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.

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

7th Dec 2016 Videos

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.

Moosa Zameer, tourism minister, Maldives

Moosa Zameer, tourism minister, Maldives

7th Dec 2016 Videos

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.