The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 was held at The Oberoi, New Delhi on October 10.
Chinese companies were among the biggest winners, receiving a host of awards and proving the country’s status as an emerging tourism powerhouse.
Chinese tourism group HNA took the title of Asia’s Leading Travel Management Company, while jet service provider Deer Jet received the award for Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter. Tangla Hotels & Resorts walked away with the prize for Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel Brand.
The title of Asia’s Leading Travel Personality went to Zhang Ling, chairman of HNA Tourism Group.
World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke, said: “Among the biggest stories of the night has been the rise of China as a tourism destination. 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.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts took the titles for both Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand.
Hosts The Oberoi, New Delhi also had reason to cheer, picking up the trophy for Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel, while parent company Oberoi Hotels & Resorts was recognised as Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand.
A final regional Gala Ceremony will take place on the island of Anguilla later this month, before the World Travel Awards Grand Final moves to Marrakech, Morocco