Stars come out for World Travel Awards

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LONDON – Melora Hardin, star of NBC’s smash-hit fly-on-the-wall docu-reality parody ‘The Office’ and Walt Willey of the hugely successful, long-running ABC
day-time drama ‘All My Children’ are hosting the World Travel Awards North American Ceremony in Orlando.

The top-rated stars will unveil the crème de la crème of the North American travel industry at the World Travel Awards North American and Central American Ceremony on Saturday, September 6.

It’s the awards, often described as the ‘Oscars’ of the global travel industry, that increasingly consumers are turning to check before making their final vacation choices.

The event at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando will be attended by 250 senior travel industry management.

The World Travel Awards North American and Central American Ceremony premier sponsor is Eurostar, the 186-mph, high-speed train service linking London with Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel under the sea.

Television and film comedian Rodney Laney will provide the evening’s entertainment.

More than 100 Central American, 160 North American and 100 Canadian organizations have been nominated in their respective regional categories, including airlines, airports, hotels, car hire, destinations, resorts, spas and travel agencies.

The event is part of World Travel Awards Grand Tour, culminating with the final in December, which this year is being held in Turks & Caicos.

Although the presentation is only open to travel industry professionals, consumers will be able to check the winners of the World Travel Awards North American and Central American Ceremony 2008 on its website www.worldtravelawards.com immediately after the presentation.