The year long search for brands of travel and tourism successfully culminated in the grand show of the evening. Qatar played a determining role in creating new opportunities in travel industry. World travel awards is committed to improving customers service and business performance in the industry. The winners were chosen by 210,000 consumers and professionals of the industry. Antigua is one of the few island nations that boast of innumerable travel destinations with vibrant, diversified culture and tradition. Now during the ceremony of world travel awards held in Qatar, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa was voted as the leading destination of resorts for romantic getaways.
Antigua had a tough competition from Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, New York and London to receive the award at the most prestigious event. Etihad Airways came out with flying colours as leading airline of the world among competitors including Virgin Atlantic, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, British Airways and KLM. Jumeirah was judged as the world’s best new hotel in Abu Dhabi which had the notable competitors such as the ultra-modern W Hotel, Ritz Carlton, and the Mandarin Oriental Paris.
Switzerland ‘s Gstaad Palace was approved with recognition as great ski resort in the world, while the Antigua’s Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, was chosen as resort of romance. Zabeel Saray of Jumeirah was identified as spa resort of the world and Theme resort title was given to Universal Orlando The other successful winners of the ceremony included Korean Air (World’s Most Innovative Airline), The Blue Train (World’s Leading Luxury Train),easyJet (World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline) and Royal Caribbean (World’s Leading Cruise Line).