World Travel Awards News

ACI: Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson holds on to top spot

ACI: Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson holds on to top spot

20 April 2017 Airline News

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.

Breaking Travel News interview: Olga Rodellar, company director, Habitat Apartments

Breaking Travel News interview: Olga Rodellar, company director, Habitat Apartments

3 April 2017 Focus

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.

Breaking Travel News interview: Alessandro Cabella, general manager, Rome Cavalieri

Breaking Travel News interview: Alessandro Cabella, general manager, Rome Cavalieri

30 March 2017 Focus

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 set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

World Travel Awards set for Latin America Ceremony at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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 set to visit Turks & Caicos in September

World Travel Awards set to visit Turks & Caicos in September

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.

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

20 December 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

16 December 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

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

12 December 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.