World Travel Awards has ended months of speculation by confirming its 20th anniversary Grand Final will be hosted by La Cigale Hotel, Doha on November 30th 2013.
WTA was established in 1993, to recognise, acknowledge and reward the leading travel, tourism and hospitality organisations in the world, those companies which push the boundaries of excellence in product and service, and create groundbreaking ideas.
The brand has since developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards programme in tourism, and is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence.
The first ever event was held in Hollywood in 1994 and since then World Travel Awards has hosted Gala Ceremonies every year to celebrate the best in the international travel industry.
Finals have taken place in London, New York, Las Vegas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos and New Delhi, to name but a few of the exotic locations visited over the past twenty years.
World Travel Awards group senior vice president Kevin Taylor said: “We are delighted to take World Travel Awards to Doha, Qatar for the second time, and to have La Cigale Hotel as host is an extra delight for us.
“Over the years the World Travel Awards winners shield has become trusted by the travel industry and leisure and business travellers as signifying excellence in quality of product and service, and we look forward to the next twenty years.”
La Cigale Hotel
La Cigale Hotel is a five star deluxe property offering stylish yet relaxing haven for business and leisure travellers, in the Business District of the City, 15 min away from Doha International Airport and with proximate distance from major city’s landmarks.
Housni El Yaman, director of sales & marketing at La Cigale Hotel said: “La Cigale Hotel is privileged to host the World Travel Awards Final gala ceremony at its unique Venetian style, Al Wajba ballroom; the venue that hosted prestigious events attended by high-end guests, worldwide iconic stars and presidents.
“With our Qatari hospitality & impressive entertainment program headed by the famous artist Maya Diab, we are proud to bring this event for the second time to Doha and welcome more than 750 travel tourism and hospitality professionals from all over the world.”