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Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Hong Kong
World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke congratulates Ha Van Sieuv, vice chairman, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in Hong Kong

Winners revealed at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Hong Kong

The winners have been unveiled at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 in Hong Kong.

Victors at the red-carpet gala evening included Vietnam, which fended off stiff competition to be named Asia’s Leading Destination, while Sydney, with its iconic cityscapes and beautiful beaches, was named Australasia’s Leading Destination.

Hundreds of the leading figures from Asia and Australasia’s travel and tourism industries attended the ceremony, which was staged at the newly-refurbished InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong.

Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards founder, said: “What an incredible evening it has been here in the enchanting metropolis of Hong Kong.

“We have had the privilege of recognising many of the leading hotels, airlines and hospitality providers from destinations across Asia and Australasia and my congratulations to each of them.”


In the aviation sector, Hainan Airlines proved a multiple winner, collecting awards for Asia’s Leading Airline Brand, Asia’s Leading Airline – Business Class and Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew.

Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific was named Asia’s Leading Airline, Singapore Changi Airport collected Asia’s Leading Airport, and Air New Zealand was voted Australasia’s Leading Airline.

Hospitality winners included Korea’s Conrad Seoul, which picked up the title of Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel and Asia’s Leading Luxury City Hotel.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was also victorious, collecting the trophy for Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand.

The Ascott won Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand, while Frasers Hospitality was voted Australasia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand.

Vietravel was recognised by voters as Asia’s Leading Tour Operator for the third consecutive year, while Abercrombie & Kent China was named Asia’s Leading Travel Agency.

Find a full list of winners on the official World Travel Awards website.