World Travel Awards

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World Travel Awards
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Awarded forTourist accommodation, attractions and transport
Sponsored byWorld Media And Events
CountryUnited Kingdom
First awarded1993 (27 years ago) (1993)
WebsiteWorld Travel Awards
Ama la Vida - Flickr - Gala de Premiación World Travel Awards 2014 (14703340757).jpg
Trophies WTA South America, 2014

The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993. The awards are made annually by an international jury of hospitality experts and peers, mainly from the World Travel and Tourism Council.[1] Awards are given both on an overall world-level basis, and on eight international region-levels, in a wide range of categories including tourist hotels/accommodation, tourist attractions, and airlines/transport.[2] They have been described as the "Oscars of the travel industry".[3][4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Sloan, Philip; Legrand, Willy; Chen, Joseph C.; Chen, Joseph S. (2012). Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations. Routledge. p. 289.
  2. ^ Staff (February 10, 2015). "Cayman Islands Earns World Travel Award, Anticipates 2015 Win". Inquisitr. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Olivia Kelleher (October 1, 2017). "Spike Island named Europe's leading tourist attraction". Irish Times. Retrieved October 10, 2019. Former prison site wins at World Travel Awards described as “Oscars” of the travel industry
  4. ^ Pól Ó Conghaile (June 9, 2019). "Epic Success: Irish museum voted Europe's leading tourist attraction". Irish Independent. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has been named Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the travel industry 'Oscars' for 2019.
  5. ^ Cecilia Rodriguez (June 16, 2019). "Summer In Europe: Best Beaches, Islands And Hotels, Winners Of World Travel Awards 2019". Forbes. Retrieved October 11, 2019. Known as the Oscars of tourism, the World Travel Awards named Portugal for the third consecutive year as "Europe's Leading Tourist Destination"...
  6. ^ Stephanie Gruner Buckley (November 17, 2005). "World Travel Awards Winners". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2019. Travel professionals gathered on Sunday 13 at the Royal Opera House in London for their industry's equivalent of the Oscar's.

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