World Travel Awards News

The World Travel Awards 2016 have been announced last Saturday night at the Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est on the Spice Island of Zanzibar, defeating the opinion of those who had predicted a dire future for the island’s tourism industry after the recent election re-run.
The tourism who is who from across the continent and as far as the African Indian Ocean islands had traveled to the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, Unguja, and spent quality time there meeting industry friends and acquaintances.
Notably, and not mentioned here before, did Kenya scoop additional awards such as having the famous Diani Beach once again named as Africa’s best beach resort area, while closer to home did Auric Air claim their trophy after being named ‘Leading Domestic Airline’, taking the honours ahead of other contenders like Coastal Aviation. Congratulations to all the winners once again, and now read on what next WTA has in store for you.

For the 2017 award season, make sure your favourite hotels, resorts, safari lodges and camps, travel companies, airlines, safari operators and other service providers are first nominated and then voted for.

Winners revealed at Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony


World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala
Ceremony 2016The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of industry leaders in attendance.

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 >   Africa Winners  >  Indian Ocean Winners
Best in Travel Magazine 36 – The World edition out now


Best in Travel Magazine 36 - The World editionIt’s not often that one can say ‘the world is their oyster’, but for this edition of Best In Travel that’s exactly what it was. On the heels of the recent 22nd annual World Travel Awards, where the best of the best in the hospitality industry were crowned, we zoom out all the way and assess the results and take a closer look at some of the winners.

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Who wins? You decide! Vote Now.


Vote NowCast your vote to decide our 2016 World Travel Awards winners. Voting is open for the regions as listed below.

 >  Vote  >  Nominees

Region Closing Date
Africa & Indian Ocean Closed
Central & South America 6 May
North America 26 June
Europe 17 July
Caribbean 31 July
Middle East 14 August
Asia & Australasia 31 August

Call For Travel Excellence – Late Entry Deadlines


Call For EntriesThis is the final call for entries from Central, South & North America which closes at the end of April. Deadlines for all regions can be found below.

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Deadlines Late Entry Deadline
Africa & Indian Ocean Closed
Central, South & North America 30 April
Europe 15 May
Caribbean & Middle East 31 May
Asia & Australasia 30 June

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