Published January 11, 2013
Entry to the World Travel Awards (WTA), “the Oscars of the travel industry”, is now open for all regional categories : Africa; Asia; Australasia; Caribbean; Europe; Indian Ocean; Middle East; and North, South & Central America.
Established in 1993, WTA is recognised globally as the highest accolade in travel and tourism, and serves to recognise, acknowledge, and reward excellence of customer service, product development, and business performance throughout the tourism industry.
In 2013, that marks the 20th anniversary of WTA, the competition is set to be the fiercest yet as growing numbers of companies and destinations realise the marketing opportunities that a World Travel Award nomination offers.
Details of the programme, including entry forms and closing deadlines for nominations, are available at worldtravelawards.com/nominate .
The nominees will be published at worldtravelawards.com/nominees when voting opens for each region. Votes can be cast at worldtravelawards.com/vote which includes a list of voting dates.
WTA’s 2013 Grand Tour will include regional legs in the Maldives, Dubai (UAE), Antalya (Turkey), Kenya, Peru, Antigua, and Singapore throughout the year. The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place in Las Vegas at the end of 2014.
The ceremonies are widely regarded as possibly the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.
The 2012 WTA Grand Tour ceremonies were attended by more than 3,000 guests from 92 countries, as well as media from 194 TV channels and publications.