LISBON, PORTUGAL – The best possible travel brands in the global world have already been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. The elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 at the historic Patio da Gale to learn who amongst them have been crowned the best possible on the planet.
Winners at the red carpet reception included Jamaica, which celebrated a double victory by collecting both ‘World’s Leading Beach Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination’. The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru was named ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’, whilst Mauritius fended off stiff competition to emerge as ‘World’s Most Romantic Destination’.
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evening marked the climax of the WTA 25th anniversary Grand Tour 2018 &ndash
The; an annual seek out the best possible travel and tourism organisations in the global world, with the winners of WTA’s six regional ceremonies going head-to-head for the coveted World titles.
Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “Evening it’s been within the magnificent city of Lisbon what an unbelievable. The privilege has been had by us of recognising the world’s leading hotels, destinations, airlines and travel providers and my congratulations to all of them.”
Hospitality winners included Armani Hotel Dubai (‘World’s Leading Hotel’); Atlantis the Palm, Dubai (‘World’s Leading Landmark Resort’); Fraser Hospitality (‘World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’); and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (‘World’s Leading Resort Brand’).
In the aviation sector, Per year of strong passenger growth by winning both &lsquo aeroflot capped;World’s Leading Airline Brand’ and ‘World’s Leading Airline – Business Class’, whilst Singapore Changi Airport was named ‘World’s Leading Airport’ and Muscat International Airport was voted ‘World’s Leading New Airport’.
The depth and strength of Portugal’s tourism economy was reflected with victories in a variety of categories. Portugal was voted ‘World’s Leading Destination’, Madeira heralded ‘World’s Leading Island Destination’, whilst Turismo de Portugal was named ‘World’s Leading Tourist Board’.
Other highlights included awards for Hong Kong (‘World’s Leading Business Travel Destination’), Cape Town (‘World’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’), Guayaquil (‘World’s Leading City Tourist Board’), Europcar (‘World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company’ and ‘World’s Leading Car Rental Company Website’), Norwegian Cruise Line (‘World’s Leading Cruise Line’) and YAS Waterworld (‘World’s Leading Water Park’).
Hundreds of the best travel industries figureheads from around the world attended the ceremony at Patio da Gale, Lisbon’s landmark entertainment and events venue.