NEW WTM Awards to recognize excellence in the Global Travel Industry

NEW WTM Awards to recognize excellence in the Global Travel Industry

NEW WTM Awards to recognize excellence in the Global Travel Industry

The all-new WTM Awards, organized by WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry – is set to make its debut on the evening of Tuesday 6 November 2018 at London’s Tobacco Dock, celebrating overall excellence in the global travel & tourism industry.

The first of its kind, the WTM Awards will recognise the successes of national, regional and city tourist boards as well as outstanding private sector companies and individuals.

At the glitzy evening event, after a day at WTM London, delegates will have the chance to network, dine and recognise the best destinations, private sector companies and individuals that the global travel and tourism industry has to offer.

Categories will include Best National Tourism Board Campaign, Most innovative use of technology within a destination, Best agency for tourism marketing, Best Regional or City Campaign, Best Digital Strategy in Tourism, Best Digital Influencer in the industry and Best PR campaign.

Along with sector led awards, which reflect the WTM London official events programme, including Best Destination for Wellness, Best Destination for Responsible Tourism, Best Destination for Adventure Tourism, Best Destination for Food Tourism and Best Destination for LGBT Tourism.

A final award for outstanding contribution to the Industry, nominated for by WTM London Media Partners will be the ultimate finale to these show-stopping awards.

Organised by WTM London, with the participation of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), along with an independent panel of expert judges, the 13 awards showcase the best in class of the global travel and tourism industry, in front of an audience of 500+ senior industry professionals

A carefully selected independent panel of judges will make the awards a reality. Every judge will be a prominent member of the travel community, with the right experience and know- how to select the very first WTM Award winners.

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WTM Portfolio Conference and Seminar Manager and co-founder of the WTM Awards, Charlotte Alderslade, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of these brand-new and unique awards for the global travel and tourism industry. The WTM Awards are the only opportunity to celebrate and reward those destinations and private sector companies that go above and beyond with their global campaigns and strategies and see outstanding results, which deserve to be recognized.

WTM Portfolio Press and PR Manager and WTM Awards co-founder, Paul Nelson, added: “WTM London is the perfect backdrop for the WTM Awards as there are more than 51,000 senior travel and tourism industry professionals from 182 countries are in London to conduct around £3 billion in business deals.

“The WTM Awards provide the travel industry the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate excellence in the industry on the back of securing those all-important business deals which could form the backbone of future winners at the WTM Awards.”

The Awards will be held in the heart of London’s thriving enterprise zone, at Tobacco Dock, just a few stops on the Dockland Light Railway from WTM London’s ExCeL venue or a short taxi ride away.

The famous London landmark soaked in history is a grade 1 listed warehouse built in 1811 serving primarily as a store for imported tobacco. It now offers stunning timber beams and beautiful architecture, making it the perfect event space for this cool, stylish and glamourous awards ceremony.

For further information related to nominating, attending, sponsorship or judging for the WTM Awards please click here.

Charlotte Alderslade, WTM Portfolio Conference and Seminar Manager and Paul Nelson, WTM Portfolio Press and PR Manager will also be available for interviews during WTM London, from 13.00 – 13.30 Tuesday 7 November on the WTM Interview Wall in the WTM London International Media Centre – ME580.

eTN is a media partner for WTM.

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