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World Travel Awards Asian nominees unveiled

World Travel Awards Asian nominees unveiled ( A record number of Indian travel and tourism companies are in the running for the World Travel Awards in Asia.

The World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Ceremony is taking place in October - but the fight is just beginning to make it on to the coveted winners’ platform.

Described as the ultimate achievement for any Asian company, more than 80 travel brands are competing to be the best. Voting has opened and nominees are now campaigning hard with agents and industry executives to win support.
Regional winners will go forward to compete in World Travel Awards 2010 final in London, when they will be up against some of the finest travel operators in the world, consistently demonstrating excellence in every aspect of their business.

World Travel Awards, now in its 17th year, is a major driver of supreme quality standards within the global travel and tourism industry, encouraging excellence in everything from product innovation, creativity, and staff training, to customer service and overall performance.

The Asian nominees are among 5,000 nominated companies spread across more than 1,000 categories, including airlines, cruise companies, destinations, resorts, and hotels in 162 countries.

Graham E. Cooke, founder and president, World Travel Awards, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the tremendous response to self nominations this year, which have grown a phenomenal 50 percent on 2009.

“The quality and quantity of nominees within the Indian categories has surpassed all previous years. With the largest number of dedicated country categories within the Asia Awards, Indian is undoubtedly a very strong competitor for the 2010 awards.

“The surge in nominations in the face of a global recession demonstrates the vital role that World Travel Awards now plays within the travel industry. More multinational companies than ever, ranging from Etihad Airways and TAP Portugal to InterContinental Hotels, Universal Studios, and Disney, are spearheading their global marketing campaigns with their award victories."

Winners of the Asia&Australasia Ceremony will be announced at the The Claridges Surajkund, Delhi, on Sunday, October 17. A first of its kind luxury business hotel, the property has committed to sustainable tourism and has been nominated for both “India’s Leading Luxury Hotel" and India’s “Leading Green Hotel" in this year's World Travel Awards.

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