Dec 2017

Winners of World Travel Awards

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 Maldives : A ceremony that describes itself as the "Oscars" of the travel world handed out awards for the best in travel 2016, bestowing Etihad Airways with the title of world's leading airline and Dubai the world's leading destination.

They were among dozens of winners of the World Travel Awards Grand Finale which took place over the weekend in the Maldives.

After a year of dwindling down regional winners in the same categories, organizers of the World Travel Awards announced the global winners at an event attended by 250 industry leaders.

Here are some of the big winners of the 23rd edition of the the World Travel Awards 2016:

World's leading airline: Etihad Airways

Leading airport: Changi Airport, Singapore

Leading beach destination: Maldives

Leading culinary destination: Peru

Leading cultural city destination: St Petersburg, Russia

Leading hotel: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Leading island destination: Madeira islands

Leading luxury hotel: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Leading luxury resort: InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

Leading tourist attraction: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland

AFP / Dec. 2016

Last modified on Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:02

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