World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards arrives in Vietnam for the Grand Final 2017. Widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, the event was attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

Videos

Ana Mendes Godinho, secretary of state for tourism, Portugal

Ana Mendes Godinho, secretary of state for tourism, Portugal

20 December 2017

Picking up the trophies for World’s Leading Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board, Ana Mendes Godinho, Portuguese secretary of state for tourism, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious honours and how they will help grow the hospitality in the country.

Le Hong Ha, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines

Le Hong Ha, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines

20 December 2017

Vietnam Airlines executive vice president Le Hong Ha speaks to Breaking Travel News as the carrier is recognised as the World’s Leading Cultural Airline at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Phu Quoc.

Jose Lino Ramos, director, Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua

Jose Lino Ramos, director, Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua

20 December 2017

Taking the title of World’s Leading Conservation Company at the World Travel Awards, Parques de Sintra director Jose Lino Ramos speaks to Breaking Travel News about how the title will allow the company to further its work.

Claudio De Negri Quintana, ambassador of Chile to Vietnam

Claudio De Negri Quintana, ambassador of Chile to Vietnam

20 December 2017

With his country recognised as the World’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination by the World Travel Awards, Claudio De Negri Quintana, ambassador of Chile to Vietnam, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the title and what it means to the hospitality sector in the destination.

Choe Peng Sum, chief executive, Frasers Hospitality

Choe Peng Sum, chief executive, Frasers Hospitality

20 December 2017

Recognised as offering the World’s Leading Serviced Apartments by the World Travel Awards, Frasers Hospitality chief executive Choe Peng Sum here tells Breaking Travel News’ Kaye Holland about the title and what it means to the company.

Alberto Holgado, owner, Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa

Alberto Holgado, owner, Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa

20 December 2017

Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa owner Alberto Holgado speaks to Breaking Travel News about recognition by the World Travel Awards and what it means to have taken one of the top titles at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017.

Kirsty Orr, chief operating officer, Traveltek

Kirsty Orr, chief operating officer, Traveltek

20 December 2017

A headline sponsor for the event, Traveltek walked away with the title of World’s Leading Dynamic Packaging Solutions Provider at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017. Here Breaking Travel News talks to chief operating officer Kirsty Orr about the title and what it means to her and the team.

Mohamed Hilmy, general manager, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Mohamed Hilmy, general manager, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

20 December 2017

Mohamed Hilmy, general manager of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, talks to Breaking Travel News as the hotel he leads is recognised with the title of World’s Leading Water Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Vietnam.

Gregg Cave, director, Gaia Retreat & Spa

Gregg Cave, director, Gaia Retreat & Spa

20 December 2017

On a successful night for the property, Gregg Cave, director of Gaia Retreat & Spa, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have been honoured with the title of World’s Leading Retreat by the World Travel Awards.

Hannah Dowd, spa director, Emirates Palace

Hannah Dowd, spa director, Emirates Palace

20 December 2017

With Abu Dhabi-based hospitality institution Emirates Palace recognised with the titles of World’s Leading Conference Hotel and World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort, spa director Hannah Dowd here tells Breaking Travel News how the trophies will bolster the property on the global hospitality stage.

Paresh Parihar, managing director, Qtech Software

Paresh Parihar, managing director, Qtech Software

20 December 2017

Paresh Parihar, managing director of Qtech Software, tells Breaking Travel News about the company and how its victory at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony will allow it to grow further in 2018.

Gaurav Chiripal, chief executive, QuadLabs

Gaurav Chiripal, chief executive, QuadLabs

20 December 2017

QuadLabs chief executive Gaurav Chiripal speaks to Breaking Travel News as he is presented with the trophy for the World’s Leading Travel Management Solutions Provider at the World Travel Awards.

Lidong Xu, president, Deer Jet

Lidong Xu, president, Deer Jet

20 December 2017

Deer Jet president Lidong Xu tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have been honoured as the World’s Leading Private Jet Charter by the World Travel Awards during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 in Vietnam.

Carlos Larrea, vice minister of tourism, Ecuador

Carlos Larrea, vice minister of tourism, Ecuador

20 December 2017

Taking the titles of World’s Leading Beach Destination and World’s Leading Green Destination, Carlos Larrea, vice minister of tourism for Ecuador, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious honours.

Piangduan Lertsittikul, general manager, Tower Club at lebua

Piangduan Lertsittikul, general manager, Tower Club at lebua

20 December 2017

Taking the title of World’s Leading Luxury Suites Hotel at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017, Piangduan Lertsittikul, general manager at Tower Club at lebua, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have been honoured with the prestigious trophy.

Ammar Hilal, general manager, Fairmont Dubai

Ammar Hilal, general manager, Fairmont Dubai

20 December 2017

Fairmont Dubai general manager Ammar Hilal tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have been presented with the World’s Leading Hotel Service Award at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Vietnam.

Callum Farnell, director of hospitality, Annandale

Callum Farnell, director of hospitality, Annandale

20 December 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Callum Farnell, director of hospitality at Annandale, about the destination, what it offers to the hospitality market, and how it feels to have been honoured by the World Travel Awards.

Vasilis Iosifidis, owner, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas

Vasilis Iosifidis, owner, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas

20 December 2017

With his property recognised as the World’s Leading Eco-Lodge by the World Travel Awards, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas owner Vasilis Iosifidis here tells Breaking Travel News about the experience and how it will help him grow his brand in a competitive sector or the international hospitality market.

Alexander Wassermann, general manager, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Alexander Wassermann, general manager, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

20 December 2017

A former host of the World Travel Awards, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong was honoured with the title of World’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel by voters during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017. Voted for by his peers in the hospitality sector, Alexander Wassermann, general manager of the property, here tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won.

Nadine Delvaux and Antigone Meda, Thanda Island

Nadine Delvaux and Antigone Meda, Thanda Island

20 December 2017

Thanda Island’s Nadine Delvaux and Antigone Meda talk to Breaking Travel News having been presented with the trophy for World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 in Vietnam.

Samvel Sarukhanyan, general manager, Mriya Resort & Spa

Samvel Sarukhanyan, general manager, Mriya Resort & Spa

20 December 2017

Walking away with the title of World’s Leading Leisure Resort at the World Travel Awards, Mriya Resort & Spa general manager Samvel Sarukhanyan here explains to Breaking Travel News what the honour means to him.

Stephen Meehan, chief executive, The Convention Centre Dublin

Stephen Meehan, chief executive, The Convention Centre Dublin

20 December 2017

With a series of big events on the horizon, The Convention Centre Dublin has taken the title of World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2017 at the World Travel Awards. Here chief executive Stephen Meehan tells Breaking Travel News how the honour will allow him to develop the brand further.

Kjartan Traustason, head of integration, Dohop.com

Kjartan Traustason, head of integration, Dohop.com

20 December 2017

Taking the title of World’s Leading Flight Comparison Website at the World Travel Awards, Kjartan Traustason, head of integration at Dohop.com, tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole what the honour means to him and the company.

Steve Adkins, board member, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

Steve Adkins, board member, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

14 December 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority board member Steve Adkins as the organisation is recognised with the title of World’s Leading City Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards. With the destination having endured a tumultuous year, he also tells us tourism continues to be a source of strength for the city.

Tony Fernandes, founder, AirAsia

Tony Fernandes, founder, AirAsia

14 December 2017

Recognised as the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline by the World Travel Awards, AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes here tells Breaking Travel News just what it is that separates the carrier from its competitors in the region and around the world.

Ty Collins, general manager, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

Ty Collins, general manager, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

14 December 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay general manager Ty Collins about the fabulous new hotel and what it brings to the hospitality sector in Vietnam. With the hotel also hosting the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017, there is much to discuss.