The World Travel Awards (WTA) – The most prestigious award ceremony dedicated to the global tourism industry and all the sub-sectors which comprise it, has unveiled its ultimate winners of 2020.
The annual event held by the WTA brand was first started in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and immortalize excellence within our beloved Travel & Tourism industry. They aim to recognize individual and collective success through nominations and year-round voting systems. The events are divided between geographical regions and continents that compete with each other in a series of gala ceremonies at key locations: The Caribbean (Bahamas), Europe (Antalya, Turkey), Africa & Indian Ocean (Nairobi, Kenya), Latin America (Santiago, Chile), North America (British Columbia, Canada), Asia & Oceania (Seoul, South Korea) and Middle East (Dubai).
By the time every region announces their respective winners, they will come face to face in Moscow (Russia) for the final stage: The World title @ the Grand Tour.
The release of the final winners is usually done at the end of November, and the event possesses the greatest potential for networking opportunities for everyone involved in the Travel sector; With attendees ranging from regional and national governments, supranational entities, industry professionals, international press and news broadcasts. All in all, it is an outright honour to be a nominee in any of the categories, let alone a winner in one of the categories
For the 27th anniversary of the WTA, over 200 destinations, companies, governmental and non-governmental entities were allocated to their respective categories, here is a brief list of 10, chosen at random:
World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020: Intramuros, Philippines
World’s Responsible Tourism Awards 2020: Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
World’s Leading Tour Operator: Nirvana Travel & Tourism
World’s Leading Themed Hotel 2020: Treehotel, Sweden
World’s Leading Tourism Board 2020: Greek Ministry of Tourism / GNTO
World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination: Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Word’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator: Aurora Expeditions
World’s Leading Nature Destination 2020: Oman
World’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020: Chile
World’s Leading Airline 2020: Etihad Airways
To find out the complete list of World and regional winners, you can visit the WTA website: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners/2020/world