General Travel News

World Travel Awards Ceremony Will Be Held At ATM 2009

A record number of nominations have been received for this years World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony, which takes place in Dubai on Tuesday, alongside the Arabian Travel Market 2009.   Organizers attribute the increase to the economic downturn as well as the higher profile of the event.  WTA recognizes best performers in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.  Abu Dhabi based companies has the highest number of nominations. 

Executive Vice President for WTA said they have 167,000 travel professionals in their database and voting from the region has increased substantially this year.   He said self nominations from the Middle East have increased, especially in Abu Dhabi which has entered new categories.

More General Travel News
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Experience the peaks near Lausanne Switzerland
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches summer camp for children
Latest Travel News
Emirates voted ‘Best Business Airline’ a...
Tourism to contribute SR118 billion to S...
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi to celebrate M...
Featured Sights To See
Plaza Altamira

Plaza Altamira

Caracas, Venezuela

Also called the Plaza Francia, this is a large public square that is immensely popular with locals of all ages during summer evenings and winter afternoons. The plaza features a majestic obelisk and a refreshing water fountain, two prominent features that make it stand out as more of a photo op than any other public square in Caracas. It also contains a number of stalls offering foodstuff, ...

Sanayeh Public Garden- René Moawad Garden

Sanayeh Public Garden- René Moawad Garden

Beirut, Lebanon

This green lung of the bustling city of Beirut is a popular place among the residents. Children have a good time playing here. Bikes are available for hire and kids can also skate on the paved tracks. Numerous vendors roam around selling drinks and snacks. This garden is also popular with walkers, joggers and elderly citizens who enjoy the shade of the trees, some of which are hundreds of year...

Maria am Gestade

Maria am Gestade

Vienna, Austria

Also known as St Mary on the Strand, this church is among Vienna's oldest surviving buildings and is an example of Gothic-styled architecture. It is situated near the Danube Canal; a branch of the river Danube. It is associated with the Czech community.   Location: Salvatorgasse 12, near the Donaukanal....

The Kumeu area

The Kumeu area

Auckland, New Zealand

The Kumeu area is ideal for a day picnic. There are numerous vineyards to see around here such as Coopers Creek, Soljans and Kumeu River.           ...