By Neeraj Gangal
Abu Dhabi iconic hotel honoured at this year's prestigious travel and tourism event.
Abu-Dhabi based hotel Emirates Palace has scooped a collection of honours at the 2009 World Travel Awards (WTA), according to a report on Thursday.The Emirates Palace has bagged the awards in the categories of World's Leading Conference Hotel, Middle East Leading Conference Resort, - Abu Dhabi Leading Conference Hotel, Abu Dhabi Leading Hotel and Abu Dhabi Leading Resort, newswire WAM reported.
The WTA are the most prestigious and coveted global travel and tourism accolades which also acknowledge and recognise excellence in the industry.
As the 16th WTA unveiled honours list of world class travel companies, it said the Abu Dhabi iconic hotel brand has been awarded these highest accolades by votes cast by 183,000 agents and travel professionals in over 160 countries across the globe, for its world class products of exceptional luxury, quality and value.
''We are extremely delighted to have been honoured and recognised among the best of best leaders of the world travel, tourism and hospitality industry by such reputed organisations and publications" Emirates Palace general manager Hans Olbertz said.
“ These successes will definitely further improve our international profile and help us reach out to new customers. Increasingly, customers will be making the right choices and feel total peace of mind when booking at a hotel which has won WTA laurels.”
Over 1000 travel companies were nominated in 94 World categories. These inspirational organisations will continue to reap profile and commercial benefits in 2010.
Graham Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards commented: "The past 12 months have brought several challenges, namely the economic downturn and the outbreak of swine flu, which has impacted travel and tourism worldwide; today's winners have not only been recognised as the best in their region, but they have proved themselves to be the best in the World and the number one choice of travel professionals and consumers alike."
Emirates Palace fully deserved for this and hope to see more in the future. Abu Dhabi rocks!!!