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Travel Awards 2007 Names Aldemar Olympian Village, Greece the World's Leading
& Caicos Islands, Caribbean, 13 December 2007 - At a glitzy gala ceremony
in the Caribbean the World Travel Awards (WTA) turned the spotlight on some of
the people and companies behind the years best travel products. 330 representatives
from the travel trade, VIPs as well as local and international media from 30 countries
from across the globe converged last night for the 14th Annual World Travel Awards
Gala Ceremony where this years world winners were finally crowned. The venue:
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa on the island of Providenciales, Turks
During the evening, 60 WTA trophies were handed
out: While Marriott Hotels Resorts & Suites were crowned as Worlds
Leading Hotel Brand and Burj Al Arab won Worlds Leading Hotel
category, Emirates Palace picked up Worlds Leading Conference Hotel.
Jumeirah was awarded Worlds Leading Luxury Hotel Brand and the
Maldives Tourism Promotion Board was honoured with an award for Worlds
Most Romantic Destination. Etihad Airways, Amadeus and Europcar also received
awards for being the best in their global category. Another important accolade,
instituted this year, was the Worlds Leading Green Travel Personality
which was conferred on AquaCity founder Jan Telensky.
also honoured several winners of the 2007 Caribbean Awards that had been announced
during World Travel Market in London early November. Air Jamaica was named Caribbeans
Leading Airline, Parrot Cay was crowned Caribbeans Leading
Spa Resort and Chukka Caribbean Adventures bagged Caribbeans
Leading Nature Adventure Excursion Operator, to name but a few.
was the second year running that the Turks & Caicos Islands played host to
the Annual World Travel Awards Ceremony. The Turks & Caicos Islands
are a shining beacon for the global tourism industry, said WTA Founder &
President Graham Cooke. They have grown into one of the most sought after
luxury travel destinations worldwide. So it seems apt that we are gathered here
tonight, to honour the laudable achievements of so many in an industry
that is one of the great success stories of the modern age.
Annual World Travel Awards Ceremony was packaged to entertain: Hosted by radio
and television host Todd Newton, famous for his work on E! Entertainment Television,
the prestigious event was graced by celebrities such as Canadian actress Jennifer
Finnigan (The Bold and the Beautiful), her husband and actor Jonathan
Silverman (In Case of Emergency) and TV host and model Adrienne Janic.
Other TV stars in attendance were Eva LaRue (CSI: Miami) and singer and
actress Melora Hardin (The Office). Comedian Rodney Laney had the
gathered crowd in laughter, while musical duo Ashford & Simpson wowed with
dynamic and catchy tunes. The heady mix of entertainment also included saxophonist
Jervon Laporte, the Turks & Caicos Cultural Group and the Royal Police Force
Band, displaying the Turks & Caicos culture.
guests were Gordon Butch Stewart, founder and chairman of Sandals
Resorts International, and his sons Adam and Bobby Stewart who head up the company
in the Caribbean. The Honourable Wayne Garland, Executive Chairman of the Turks
& Caicos Tourist Board, the Honourable Floyd Basil Hall, Deputy Premier of
the Turks & Caicos Islands, the Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Jamaicas
Minister of Tourism, as well as Abdulla Mausoom, Director General of the Maldives
Tourism Promotion Board, were also in attendance.
ceremony was preceded by a welcome party hosted at the Beaches Turks & Caicos
Resort & Spa as well as the World Travel Golf Championship at the Provo Golf
& Country Club. These events were arranged to provide industry movers and
shakers the opportunity to mingle among fellow travel professionals. The welcome
beach party was sponsored by TCI Invest and showcased what the stunning destination
has to offer.
The World Travel Awards are now preparing the
2008 Grand Tour that will mark the accolades 15th Anniversary. Manon Han,
WTAs Vice President, commented: After four successful regional events
and a formidable finale this year, we will expand our world-renowned honours scheme
even more next year to give more coverage to our award winners.
and the complete winners list from last nights event are now available
on the official WTA website www.worldtravelawards.com.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS OF AFRICA AND
THE MIDDLE EAST
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS
OF NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA
TO SEE THE WINNERS OF ASIA
CLICK HERE TO
SEE THE WINNERS OF EUROPE