The Oscars of the Travel Industry: Winners of the Asia & Australasia 2014 World Travel Awards

A red-carpet ceremony hosted by one of India’s superstar Seema Rahmani, the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony was an extravagant showpiece which offered guests a series of fine local entertainment, a lavish gourment banquet and of course, the man event of the evening, the presentation of prestigious Travel awards, accolades and a show of gratitude.

Commemorated as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, the World Travel Awards celebrated its 21st Anniversary, and the milestone is an acknowledgement across the globe that it is a giant in the travel industry. The brand main aims is to celebrate those organisations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence, in the travel market

….And the Winner Is.

MEET THE HOSTS: The Oberoi, New Delhi (India).

The hosts for the night, The Oberoi, New Delhi also had reason to cheer, picking up the trophy for Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel, while parent Oberoi Hotels & Resorts was recognised as Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand to add to it cabinet of accolades. Recognised as a pioneer and a trailblazer in lxuury hotel circles in India, The Oberi, New Delhi’s elegant interior, flawless service and delightful cuisine, not only allowed it to take the number one spot, but also made it a perfect host to hold such a grandiose event.

Mr Jay Rathore, Vice President & General Manager, The Oberoi New Delhi
Mr Jay Rathore, Vice President & General Manager, The Oberoi New Delhi

“We are very proud and honoured to be voted Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel. The award is testimony of The Oberoi Group’s unwavering commitment toward offering guests world-class facilities and unsurpassed service standards.”

Jay Rathore, Vice President & General Manager, The Oberoi, New Delhi

Aviation Accolades. 

Tan Po, Deputy General Manager of HR & Administration Dept., Hainan Airlines

In aviation, Hainan Air , labelled as the “five star legend” was recognised as Asia’s Leading Airline – Business Class, Singapore Airlines was handed Asia’s Leading Airline and Air New Zealand took the title of Australasia’s Leading Airline. On ground zero, Changi Airport defended its title of Asia’s Leading Airport for an unprecedented ninth year.

“Among the biggest stories of the night has been the rise of China as a tourism destination here in Asia. Our voters have recognised some industry leading organisations and I look forward to seeing many of them again at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Morocco next month,” said World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke.

Luxury. Hospitality. Business.

Samir MC, Director of Operations - South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Samir MC, Director of Operations – South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, snatched both titles as it was recognised as Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand.

A Tourist’s Dream.

Indonesia

Indonesia Ministry of Tourism had something to smile about as they went home with the trophy for Asia’s Leading Tourist Board.World Travel Awards saw its annual Grand Tour launch successfully in Dubai in May, with Gala Ceremonies following in Greek capital Athens and Quito, high in the mountains of Ecuador.

Leading Asia’s Luxury Lifestyle. 

Lixin Han, Vice Chairman, HNA Tourism Group
Lixin Han, Vice Chairman, HNA Tourism Group

In a special presentation at the climax of the ceremony, the title of Asia’s Leading Travel Personality was bestowed upon Mr Zhang Ling, Chairman of HNA Tourism Group. The Group also took the title of Asia’s Leading Travel Management Company, while Deer Jet took the prestigious award for Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter. Continuing the winning streak, Tangla Hotels & Resorts walked away with the prize for Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel Brand.

WTA The Grand Final 2014.

A final regional Gala Ceremony will take place on the sunshine island of Anguilla later this month, before Morocco welcomes World Travel Awards to Marrakech for the Grand Final 2014.

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World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.


World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2014

-The Winners in the Luxury Category-

Asia’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel Resorts World  – Crockfords Tower,

Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort – InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam;

Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand –  InterContinental Hotels & Resorts;

Asia’s Leading Luxury City Hotel – Grand Park Orchard, Singapore;

Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand – Oberoi Hotels & Resorts;

Asia’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator – Abercrombie & Kent;

Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel – The Oberoi New Delhi, India;

Asia’s Leading Luxury Train – Deccan Odyssey.


Hamyar

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To say Hamyar has traveled would be something of an understatement. His passion for travelling has taken him from Tanzania to Dubai and an enviable number of places between, and the memories he captures always make for interesting reading. As well as travel, other subjects which fall into his expert remit include culture, design, fashion and cars - in other words, a born globetrotting who is destined for great things if his aspirations so far are anything to go by.

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