MICE Middle East Websites

World’s finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2018 in Lisbon

The finest travel brands in the world have 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 Pátio da Galé to find out who amongst them had been crowned the finest in the world.

 

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’.

 

The evening marked the climax of the WTA 25th anniversary Grand Tour 2018– an annual search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world, with the winners of WTA’s six regional ceremonies going head-to-head for the coveted World titles.

 

Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “What an incredible evening it has been here in the magnificent city of Lisbon. We have had the privilege of recognising the world’s leading hotels, destinations, airlines and travel providers and my congratulations to each 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, Aeroflot capped a year of strong passenger growth by winning both ‘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 strength and depth of Portugal’s tourism economy was reflected with victories in a range 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 leading travel industries figureheads from across the globe attended the ceremony at Pátio da Galé, Lisbon’s landmark events and entertainment venue.

 

Find a full list of winners on the official WTA website.

Back to Home Page

Big names and leading international companies focus on forward-looking transportation systems and the shift in customer demands in the luxury travel market – Presentation of the latest results of an exclusive international report more
The Dubliner's gives a lucky winner a chance to fly to Dublinmore
Lausanne Tourism is the newest destination to sign two cooperation agreements with Kanoo Travel and Dnata. The agreement includes the representation and promotion of the destination’s touristic opportunities, and travel packages wmore
Year on year statistics from the leading UAE-based travel provider reveal that two thirds more UAE residents visited the island of Ireland last year compared to 2017more
The eTravel World is attracting more exhibitors than ever – For the first time more than 250 Travel Tech exhibitors in six halls – Lectures, panels and workshops on digital mobility, AI and payment systems – New: HotelCamp – Startmore
Brings larger scale global purchasing for business aviation With wider footprint in Europe more
The latest trends and strategies for the future at the international meeting place of the industry’s event managers at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show – Headline topic: what is the role of analogue touchpoints in the age of more
The prominent exploration, education and research institution National Geographic listed argos in Cappadocia in its book; "Destinations of a Lifetime". Introducing the "most amazing 225 destinations", the book depicts importanmore
ventex Awards – the most coveted and recognizable awards in the events world – has just announced the finalists in the 9th edition of the competition. This year the Global Eventex Awards has expanded its scope and reach to encompamore
Mideast was awarded as “World Business Leader 2018”, a very important international accolade given by THE BIZZ, one of the world’s most acknowledged business awards. This great recognition marks an extremely successful year and, amore
IT&CM China
Advertise with us
Honeymoon Middle East Media
TCEB promotes 25 MICE routes
ICONSIAM The Icon Ot Eternal Prosperity
Memorable Moments at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
BITM Beijing
CITE Chengdu
Gorgeous Montenegro: the best of the coast
AK International - Pakistan
IMFT 2018 - Thailand - Pictures
خدمات أوربان بيوتي تايلند
Boost Your Networking Potential In ISTANBUL!
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, MICE Leader Hotel in Thailand
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, BANGKOK
Maximus BD Tours & Travels DMC Bangladesh

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email