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UAE Firms Win Top Awards At WTA

UAE hospitality firms bagged to awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony held in Dubai Tuesday night.  Abu Dhabi won ten awards, the highest number of awards won by a new travel and tourism destination. Rotana, Etihad Airways, DTCM, Jumeirah, and Al Futtaim Group Real Estate were among the many other firms recognized with awards at the ceremony.  WTA founder said he was excited to see the tourism offering in the Middle East quickly diversifying.

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