World Travel Awards has revealed the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will host its prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 on the July 8th. The event will take place on Meedhuffushi Island in the Maldives’ South Nilandhe Atoll, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to be in attendance.
Airports Council International has announced statistics for 2016, revealing traffic at the world’s 20 busiest air passenger hubs grew 4.7 per cent in 2016. The top spot for the world’s busiest airport is unchanged, with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson holding on and boasting over 104 million passengers.
Home to tourist apartments across some of Europe’s, Habitat Apartments last year took the title of Spain’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive time at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole sits down with company director Olga Rodellar to discuss the win, how the Spanish tourism market is developing, and the brand’s ambitions for 2017.
Waldorf Astoria’s Rome Cavalieri - the Grand Dame of Italian hotels - is currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment, taking in the public areas, executive lounge, suites and spa at the famous property. As work continues, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here chats with Alessandro Cabella, general manager of the hotel, to discuss his ambitions for the project.
World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in September. World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke said: “The Latin America Ceremony is always a highlight of the Grand Tour for World Travel Awards, and the team and I are excited to be bringing the event to the Mexican Riveria for the first time since 2009.
World Travel Awards has revealed Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2017. Situated on 12 miles of crystal white sand on Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos will welcome leaders from across the region on Saturday 16th September as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.
With preparations well underway for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017, Breaking Travel News here chats with Rüdiger Hollweg, general manager of event host Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
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.