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Something to smile about in a downturn

30 January 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Winning a World Travel Award is the highest accolade an organisation in the travel and tourism industry can receive. So not surprisingly some of the biggest smiles at last week’s Caribbean Marketplace 2009 belonged to the proud winners of the prestigious awards, referred to as “the Oscars of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal. The winners won the legendary trophies last month at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Turks & Caicos.Pictured above is Leandro Cruz from Casa de Campo, voted “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2008 in Turk & Caicos. The luxury resort also picked up “Dominican Republic’s Leading Hotel” and Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort”.

Caribbean sparkles at World Travel Awards

3 December 2008 Press Release Travel Events News

The guest list of the World Travel Awards 2008 Grand Final held last night on the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, read like the who’s who of the travel industry.With all the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood Oscars and described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars of the Travel industry”, the outdoor stage of Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort & Spa sparkled with a sea of travel industry representatives drawn from as far away as India, the Middle East, Africa, as well as a strong Caribbean contingent.

India to host World Travel Awards in Asia

3 September 2007 Press Release Hotel News

The World Travel Awards (WTA) have announced that their first ever Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean Awards Ceremony will be hosted at The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore in India on 2 November 2007.

Travel Oscars makes Middle East Debut

29 May 2007 Press Release Travel Technology News

The World travel Awards (WTA), the most prestigious awards ceremony in the travel industry calendar today, is making its debut in the Middle East with its first ever regional event on May 30th 2007 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Coco Reef’s John Jefferis

4 January 2005 Press Release Tourism News

By Ben KilbeyThe roof was raised in Barbados recently as the 11th World Travel Awards shook the stage at the Sherbourne Conference centre. Teems of hospitality giants dined on fine food and watched as an all-star cast of celebrity faces kept the crowd pleased with a patter of jokes and yarns. One familiar Caribbean hotelier was in exceptional good mood as his property - Coco Reef Resort in Tobago - picked up the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel accolade. John Jefferis, who has previously been named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel Association, was extremely pleased to have won the sought after trophy. “I am very pleased to pick up this prestigious award - we have won many awards but I am particularly fond of this award as it is a global recognition.”

Robert Stewart: objective to open Ladera to the UK market

18 November 2004 Press Release Tourism News

Ben Kilbey in LondonWith the World Travel Awards rapidly approaching - this year being hosted on the majestic Caribbean island of Barbados - the excitement is mounting. Ladera is nominated for St. Lucia’s Leading Hotel. Whilst at this years World Travel Market, Caribbean Travel News Editor Ben Kilbey, caught up with Ladera’s General Manager Robert Stewart to see how business is and see what it is that sets Ladera apart.

World Travel Awards - Winners Special: Sabre Holdings

1 November 2003 Press Release Travel Technology News

Following the success of the World Travel Awards 2003, Internet Travel News brings you a winners-week special edition, complete with live photography and post-show interviews.Today we speak to Barbara Helzlsouer, Regional Director NYC, Sabre Holdings - “World’s Leading GGDS/CRS”.