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“ T H E O S C A R S O F T H E T R AV E L I N D U S T R Y ” WA L L S T R E E T J O U R N A L

2 011 REGIONAL WINNERS S Pel Sheikh ECIA L Dubai • Antalya • Sharm • Bangkok • Montego Bay

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EUROPE GAL A CEREMONY Conrad Algarve, Portugal September 2012

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“The Oscars of the Travel Industry” Wall Street Journal

Global Reach • Global Recognition • Global Rewards World Travel Awards has been celebrating travel excellence for the past 18 years, and is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.

Every year, World Travel Awards visits every continent to celebrate the best of the best in travel and tourism. This year’s Grand Tour included regional ceremonies in Dubai, Turkey, Egypt, Thailand and Jamaica. The winners from these regional heats progress to the Grand Final, which takes place in Doha, Qatar on 11 December 2011.

Event sponsors include BBC World News, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Jamaica Tourist Board, Conrad Hotels, World.mobi, Armani Hotel Dubai, Emaar Hospitality Group, Mauritius Tourist Board, DusitThani Bangkok, Sandals Resorts, Savoy Sharm el Sheikh, WeClickMedia and Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa.

Votes are cast by 213,000 travel professionals including travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe.

The list of worldwide media partners includes National Geographic Traveller, CNBC Arabiya, eTurboNews, Khaleej Times, Trav Talk, Trade Arabia, TTN, Travel Daily News, ASTA Network, New Focus Travel Magazine, Tourism Review, JAX FAX, and ABTA Magazine.

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Regional Winner 2011

Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

Millions flock to leading light of the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority – considered the World’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards – is the body which manages the tourism assets of the Arabian Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and a pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle combine with worldclass infrastructure to make Abu Dhabi an enchanting destination for guests from around the world.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

In 2011

Looking Forward

For the first time in its history, the emirate is set to welcome two million guests to stay in its hotels and long-stay apartments in 2011– an increase of nearly 15 per cent on the previous year.

Just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi city, the 27-square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation to become a world-class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions.

“Much of this increase can be attributed to our upgraded leisure offering, the quality and outstanding value of our accommodation product and the particular success of consumer orientated programmes such as the Yas Island Show Weekends,” explained Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority Strategy and Policy Director, Lawrence Franklin.

Over the next decade, the island will welcome the Zayed National Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, a performing arts centre and a maritime museum as it becomes the cultural capital of Abu Dhabi.

For more information visit www.abudhabitourism.ae or head over to stand ME 100


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Regional Winner 2011

Raffles Makkah Palace defines luxury in Saudi Arabia

Fighting off steep competition from the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East, where luxury is defined, Raffles Makkah Palace was named Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel by the World Travel Awards earlier this year.

Raffles Makkah Overview

Innovations for 2011

Looking Forward

Raffles Makkah Palace is located in the spectacular new Abraj Al Bait complex, a seven-tower community directly adjoining the Masjid Al Haram – or Grand Mosque – and the Kaaba.

The opening of Raffles Makkah Palace in Saudi Arabia marked the beginning of a new era for the Raffles Group, who had not previously served this important market.

The Raffles Group are continuing their expansion into both new and old markets with four hotel openings in the pipeline including Raffles Makati in The Philippines, Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay in China, Raffles Konottaa in The Maldives and Raffles Jakarta in Indonesia.

Raffles Makkah Palace is a discreet yet highly refined residential sanctuary, featuring 213 suites with breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba.

Mohammed Arkobi, Vice President & Managing Director for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International - Makkah, explained this gives Raffles the opportunity to cater to the guests of the Holy City, making it a unique experience.

The design of the hotel draws inspiration from the heritage of the Middle East, in keeping with Raffles’ style of having each hotel reflect a sense of its location. Guests at the Raffles Makkah have the benefit of a mouth-watering selection of international cuisines in a choice of four restaurants. Personal butlers exemplify “heartfelt service” as they strive to anticipate residents’ needs. As Group Director of Communications & Business Development, Khaled Yamak, explained: “Raffles Makkah Palace is considered a new step in the hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia.”

Mohammed Hassan Arkobi, Vice President & Managing Director, Makkah Clock Royal Tower, Saudi Arabia, right, being presented with award by Graham Cooke, President & Founder, WTA.

For more information visit www.raffles.com or head to stand ME570


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Portugal’s Leading Hotel

Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort

Portugal’s Leading Resort


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Regional Winner 2011

Sunset Ocean Suites at Ayada Maldives.

Ayada Maldives makes a splash in the Maldives Recognised as the Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort and Maldives’ Leading New Resort by the World Travel Awards at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Ayada Maldives certainly made a splash following its opening earlier this year.

Firat Aydeniz, Owner, Ayada Maldives, centre, celebrates with Graham Cooke, President, World Travel Awards.

The brand new luxury 112 villa resort located on the 150,000 square metre Maguhdhuvaa Island in the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll - boasts superb amenities including seven indulgent restaurants, bars and cafes and an extensive 3,500 square metre AySpa, managed by the spa consultants ESPA. Each of the spacious 50 water villas and 62 seafront villas (starting from 103 square metres) is beautifully designed, stylishly furnished for comfort and provides maximum privacy with its own private pool, terrace and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Guests can also benefit from the services of a 24 hour butler with extensive knowledge of the destination and the resort’s quality facilities. The spacious relaxation lounges and health bar complete this private sanctuary of calm and tranquillity. From the moment guests arrive at Male International Airport they will be treated to a warm welcome from the resort’s representatives and can take pleasure in the privileges of the Airport Lounge. Guests will be transferred by domestic flight to Kaadedhdhoo Airport where a speed boat ride will be waiting to take them to the resort.

Ayada Maldives opened to wide acclaim earlier this year.

For more information check out www.ayadamaldives.com or visit stand AS300


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Regional Winner 2011

Royal Jet Interior.

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman and Shane O’Hare, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Jet.

Personal luxury across the Middle East with Royal Jet Royal Jet – voted the Middle East’s Leading Private Jet Charter at the World Travel Awards earlier this year – offers discerning travellers a range of services, from luxury air charter and brokerage to medical evacuation, aircraft management and acquisition consultation. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the operator’s fast-growing fleet includes six Boeing Business Jets, which makes Royal Jet the world’s largest single BBJ operator, two midrange Gulfstream 300s, a long-range Gulfstream IVSP, a Lear Jet 60 and an Embraer Lineage 1000.

The service is not only luxurious but also discreet and highly customised – making each and every flight, by its nature, unique. Shane O’Hare, chief executive officer, Royal Jet, said: “This service extends our world beating premium service through our ability to provide the highest levels of luxury air travel, flexibility, responsiveness, and discretion to sophisticated travellers.”

In 2011 Earlier this year Royal Jet linked with awardwinning carrier Etihad to launch Premium Connect, offering guests access to a bespoke and personalised service to single or multiple destinations beyond the UAE flag-carrier’s extensive network.

For more information check out www.royaljetgroup.com

Looking Forward Beyond 2011 Royal Jet is focused on expanding its presence in the UK and European markets. In May, Royal Jet opened a new sales office at London Stansted Airport offering customers a total aviation solutions platform through a selection of wide-ranging products and services in a one-stop-shop environment.


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Grosvenor House, Dubai, celebrates opening of Tower Two

Regional Winner 2011

B'Attitude will pamper guests at the new hotel.

Already an established icon in United Arab Emirates – having been recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards earlier this year – Grosvenor House, Dubai is once again set to make headlines with the opening of Tower Two. Replicating the luxury and signature touches of the prestigious Grosvenor House Tower One, the second symmetrical property offers forty five additional storeys of limitless comfort and modern elegance complementing the hotel’s existing five star offering. Together the two towers of Grosvenor House, Dubai, will form the centrepiece of Starwood group’s plans to open 41 hotels across the Middle East & North Africa in the next three years.

In 2011 Dubai’s Grosvenor House Tower Two, which opened earlier this year, will feature the freshest trends in food and beverage, a unique spa and a host of premier rooms, suites, residence apartments and villas. Pam Wilby, complex general manager of Grosvenor House, Dubai, said: “Since the opening of Tower One in 2005, Grosvenor House Dubai has become an iconic destination for business and leisure travellers alike seeking the ultimate in five star service and comfort. “At Grosvenor House Dubai we recognise the importance of keeping ahead of the curve,

which is why we have carefully added to the current facilities on offer in Tower One.” Among the exclusive facilities on offer is Tower Two’s B/ATTITUDE SPA, which is unlike anything else in the UAE. Focusing on health and harmony for the body and mind, the treatments on offer are in line with ancient Eastern rejuvenation therapies. Located on the fifth floor of Tower Two, Grosvenor House, Dubai, is also home to the Level 5 business and leisure lounge, replete with the very best amenities for travellers staying in the Premier Rooms and Suites in Tower Two.

Pam Wilby, Complex Manager, Grosvenor House Dubai and World Travel Awards Founder Graham Cooke celebrate at the Middle East Gala Ceremony earlier this year.

All hotel guests have access to the facilities in both towers, in addition to the use of the beach, pool and the 14 restaurants and bars across the road at the sister property Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa.

Looking Forward While Grosvenor House is already considered the best in the region, the finishing touch Embassy Dubai – is set to take the region’s glamorous night-life by storm, becoming the premier destination of the international glitterati.

The Bar at Grosvenor House Tower Two.

Complimenting the legendary Embassy London, the venue is spread over three floors, all with unrivalled 360 degree panoramas, and is filled with intimate enclaves and private lounges where discreet staff offer a fine dining menu and a world-class selection of Champagnes and vodkas. Staff ready to welcome guests to Tower Two.

For more information visit www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com


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World Island Awards Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Germany 6 March 2012


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World’s first ceremony to promote Island Tourism World Travel Awards has unveiled a new awards programme to celebrate and reward luxury tourism to island nations. World Islands Awards will take place on the eve on ITB Berlin 2012, with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority signed as the official partner. It is the only event of its kind dedicated to recognising Island Tourism around the world.

Through this partnership, Mauritius will spearhead the drive for the promotion of Island Tourism worldwide, as well as ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the luxury tourism map. The paradise island is currently enjoying a thriving tourism economy under the leadership of Minister of Tourism, HE Nandcoomar Bodha, and Dr Karl Mootoosamy, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

The inaugural ceremony will take place at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin’s most exclusive five-star hotel, on 6 March 2012.

Dr Karl Mootoosamy, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said: “Our new partnership with World Island Awards will serve as an excellent vehicle to promote the core values of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority – in particular our emphasis on people, the environment and the capacity to ensure customer satisfaction.”

The two-year agreement comes hot on the heels of Mauritius being named one of the coolest destinations for 2011 by Futurebrand and British Airways, and being voted “World’s Leading Island Destination” at the 2010 World Travel Awards.

The Indian Ocean nation – which is best known for its azure waters, white beaches and luxury spas – will also showcase itself as a world-class destination to travel professionals and media from around the world. Graham Cooke, Founder, World Island

Awards said: “On behalf of World Island Awards, I am delighted to have Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority as our partner. “This nation typifies luxury tourism at its finest, and serves a benchmark for how island nations can travel and tourism for social and economic betterment.” The awards will serve to reward excellence across all areas of tourism of the world’s island nations. Categories will include: “World’s Leading Island Resort”, “Asia’s Leading Island Resort” and “World’s Leading Island Destination”. Over the past thirty years, Mauritius has expanded its luxury tourism sector. The travel and tourism sector has become more vital than ever to the nation’s economy due to declining sugar prices and economic infeasibility of textile production. Limited space for tourism means that Mauritius continues to promote only elite and specialist tourism, while budget travel is not encouraged.


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World Travel Awards Celebrates 20 Years of Travel Excellence 2 0 T H Y E A R A N N I V E R S A R Y G R A N D TO U R Caribbean & Central America Gala Ceremony MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA • 15 JANUARY 2013

Europe Gala Ceremony BERLIN, GERMANY • MARCH 2013

Middle East Gala Ceremony DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • MAY 2013

Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT • MAY 2013

North America Gala Ceremony LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • 8 JUNE 2013

Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony SHANGHAI, CHINA • 13 JUNE 2013

South America Gala Ceremony RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL • 20 OCTOBER 2013

Grand Final Gala Ceremony LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM • NOVEMBER 2013

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Host Partner 2012

Conrad Algarve to host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in 2012 Conrad Algarve has been confirmed as the host of the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2012 Set on the dramatic Atlantic coastline in the southernmost region of Portugal, the breathtaking hotel is located at Quinta do Lago, one of the world's most alluring destinations. Known for its world-class golf courses, stunning beaches and the idyllic scenery of Ria Formosa Natural Park, the Conrad Algarve is only 20 minutes from Faro airport. The luxurious Portuguese resort – set to open in 2012 – will be home to one of Europe's most decadent spas, perfect for discerning travellers who want to 'get away from it all'. The five-star property boasts a range of luxurious rooms and private residences, all of which offer unparalleled quality in modern design, comfort and technology. All accommodations feature a beautiful marble bathroom, balcony and a modern

entertainment system and the spacious private residences also benefit from glamorous living and dining areas and a luxurious whirlpool tub. Food lovers at this Algarve resort will be spoiled for choice, with the Conrad Algarve hotel's restaurants and bars offering a worldclass selection of delicacies. Savour the finest grilled-to-order meat and fresh seafood in the signature restaurant, Gusto, or enjoy the seclusion of a private cabana, sipping cocktails by the sparkling poolside in Dado. Guests can also energise in the Fitness Center, work on their handicap in the golf simulation area or improve their serve on the outdoor tennis court. Alternatively, cool down with a dip in one of the beautiful outdoor swimming pools or soothe mind and spirit with a relaxing holistic beauty treatment in the luxury Spa.

World Travel Awards As the most recognisable contemporary luxury brand of the Hilton Family, Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the perfect host for World Travel Awards. Indeed the brand has been recognised as the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand on two previous occasions, with voters acknowledging the combination of a proud and prestigious heritage with a very contemporary attitude. At its heart, Conrad is all about offering unique experiences for discerning travellers. Individuality is what sets Conrad Hotels apart from its competitors. From guests to team members to the hotels and resorts, Conrad provides places where people can truly be themselves. After all, that’s the real luxury today.


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For more information visit conradhotels.hilton.co.uk or head over to stand UKI600


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Regional Winner 2011

Korean Air is celebrating the launch of its first Airbus A380 this year.

Korean Air welcomes Airbus A380 and Bombardier C Series Seoul-based Korean Air was voted Asia’s Leading Airline First Class by the World Travel Awards at the regional Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Bangkok earlier this year capping a lengthy run of success for the carrier.

A second A380 joined the ranks in August, operating services to New York, with a third expected to take to the skies by the end of the year. In total Korean Air has ordered ten A380 aircraft; all to be delivered by 2014.

Offering departures to 119 cities in 39 countries, utilising its fleet of 138 aircraft, the South Korean flag-carrier is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance and employs 20,000 staff around the world.

Looking to the Future

In 2011 Among the many headlines at Korean Air this year was the launch of the carrier’s first Airbus A380 – which began operating services between Seoul/ Incheon and both Tokyo and Hong Kong on June 17th.

In August Korean Air placed a firm order with Bombardier Aerospace for ten CS300 airliners, with the carrier set to become the launch customer for the CSeries aircraft in Asia from 2013. Powered by Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan PW1521G engines, the new aircraft will help the award winning airline boost its presence in expanding markets, including China.

In Sub Kim, regional manager, Korean Air, left, celebrates with WTA president Graham Cooke in Bangkok.

For more information head over to www.koreanair.com


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World Travel Awards presents

e Asia & Australasia Travel Golf Classic SEPTEMBER 2012

World Travel Awards (WTA) presents the Asia & Australasia Travel Golf Classic, to be held at a stunning location alongside the WTA ceremony at The Oberoi Gurgaon. Set amidst the foot hills of the Aravali, Mother Nature’s own hillocks and knolls make for natural golfing country, lending themselves ideally to enticing fairways, cunning greens and engaging waterways enough to quicken any serious golfer’s heart. Golfers of all standards can discover the joys and challenges of golf at this 27-hole Golf Course. The Asia & Australasia Travel Golf Classic will bring together the leading figures from the region’s tourism industry. On the morning of the 2012 World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony, the event will provide a unique opportunity to meet and network with the industry’s elite – as well as play golf on one of the world’s premier courses. Applications are now open to individuals or teams wishing to take part. For Sponsorship enquiries please contact: tony.prince@worldtravelawards.com

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Regional Winner 2011 Nominated as Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards, The Dusit Thani Group, also known as Dusit International, is a Bangkok-based hotel and resort company that was founded in 1948 by Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui.

Dusit Thani Bangkok.

Dusit International Overview Today, Dusit International owns and manages 17 hotel properties in Thailand and overseas with plans to expand. Dusit’s unique portfolio of deluxe hotels, which build upon Thai culture and tradition, are located in Thailand, China, India, Egypt, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotel & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It also operates its own signature Devarana Spa.

Dusit International outlines global expansion plans Looking Forward In mid December, the Dusit Thani Maldives is set to open on Mudhdhoo Island featuring 96 villas, a unique spacious lobby, the largest swimming pool in the Maldives (comprising 750 square meters) and the Dervana Spa featuring tree top treatment pods. Chanin Donavanik, Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International said: “This is a very exciting addition to our growing portfolio and represents a great milestone for the Dusit brand.

“Dusit Thani will combine the rich flavour of Thai hospitality with the stunning tropical beauty of the Maldives.” Dusit has also announced a number of new properties which will open soon, including Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012, and the Dusit Thani Sanya, slated to open in 2013 as the group makes its first foray into China. Other projects in the pipeline include Dusit Residence West Bay Doha, Dusit Thani Dilmunia Bahrain and Dusit Thani Jeddah.

Innovations for 2011 Earlier this year, Dusit International enhanced its booking channel with the launch of new a mobile website which offers users a range of convenient features including a destination guide, details of loyalty programmes and special offers. Dusit.com is available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.

Peter Komosch, GM, Dusit Thani Bangkok at WTA Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony.

For more information visit www.dusit.com or head to stand GV135 for Dusit International or AS300 for Dusit Thani Maldives


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Have you devel o Sport touriSm

Sport Tourism is set to take a central position at the vanguard of future travel and tourism industry growth

Worldwide Sporting Development and Events (WSDE) is dedicated to providing the interlinked Sport and Tourism sectors with insightful research, consultative services and conferences, symposiums and events of the highest calibre. leading analysts predict that Sport tourism is set to take a central position at the vanguard of future travel and tourism industry growth with participation vacations (holidays with an activity attached – i.e. golf, tennis, adventure) leading consumer purchasing trends. Sport tourism currently contributes an astonishing 14% of overall travel and tourism receipts and is set to grow exponentially over the next decade. each of the regional Sport tourism Symposiums will oer attendees pioneering insights and the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Sport tourism phenomenon. they will all take place on the eve of the World travel awards Ceremony for the region speciďŹ ed.


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l oped a Game plan?

Future WSDE Events: WSDE Sport Tourism Symposium

Middle East Sport Tourism Symposium

10th december 2011 W Doha Hotel, Doha, Qatar

29th april 2012 The Grosvenor, Dubai, UAE

Caribbean Sport Tourism Symposium

Asia Sport Tourism Symposium

22nd January 2012 Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

September 2012 Oberoi Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

North America Sport Tourism Symposium

Europe Sport Tourism Symposium

april 2012 New York, USA

october 2012 Conrad Algarve, Quinto do Largo, Portugal

For more information please contact: info@sporttourismexpo.com For full details of all events please visit our website:

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Regional Winner 2011

A total of 82 villas are on offer at Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Godfrey Vas, General Manager, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, left, celebrates with Graham Cooke, President, World Travel Awards.

Six Senses Zighy Bay reigns at World Travel Awards Six Senses Zighy Bay was selected as the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Resort by the World Travel Awards at a Gala Ceremony in Dubai earlier this year, catapulting the property into the international spotlight.

Zighy Bay Overview

A total of 82 charming poolside villas and suites are on offer, while the great facilities include a hilltop restaurant and a Six Senses Spa with nine treatment rooms. First-class service includes personal pool villa butlers and an artisan gallery for a unique cultured shopping experience.

Looking Forward From now until January 2012 Mabel Ng, an internationally recognised healer, will be in residence to welcome guests, offering techniques from meditation, yoga and Tai Chi to hypnotherapy.

The property – opened in 2009 - is located in a serene fishing village on the northern Musandam Peninsula in Oman, a short hopskip-and-jump from international aviation hub Dubai. The setting is one of beautiful indigenous village style accommodations, with a private marina offering spectacular views over dramatic mountains on one side and the 1.6kilometer Zighy Bay sandy beach on the other. The peninsula's rugged mountains - which rise up to 2,100 meters above the coast and jut into the Strait of Hormuz - have a spectacular fjord-like look. Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the Musandam Peninsula in Oman.

For more information take a look at www.sixsenses.com/SixSensesZighyBay or head to stand ME 400


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World Travel Awards presents

e Europe Travel Golf Classic SEPTEMBER 2012

World Travel Awards (WTA) presents the Europe Travel Golf Classic, to be held at the stunning location of Quinta Do Lago, Algarve Portugal, alongside the WTA ceremony at Conrad Algarve. Industry professionals will lock horns and compete on 18 holes of a championship course. Carved through rolling pine forests with stunning sea views, this competition will be a challenge and great fun for all standards of golfer. The Europe Travel Golf Classic will bring together the leading figures from the region’s tourism industry. To be held on the morning of the 2012 World Travel Awards Europe Ceremony, this event will provide a unique opportunity to meet and network with the industry’s elite – as well as play golf on one of the world’s premier courses. Applications are now open to individuals or teams wishing to take part. For Sponsorship enquiries please contact: chris.frost@worldtravelawards.com

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