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Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011


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Welcome President of the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony 2011 When we book holidays we aim for paradise on every front: perfect weather, magnificent attractions, rich culture and sumptuous hospitality. Egypt, and Sharm el Sheikh in particular, offer this magic formula, and I am deeply honoured that World Travel Awards is hosting its first ever ceremony in this incredible corner of Africa. Our timing is also more than coincidental. Egypt is entering an exciting new dawn of hope and opportunity. And by attracting the travel industry elite to Sharm el Sheikh for our awards, we aim to showcase not only its world-class attractions and facilities but how tourism is serving as a force for good and a catalyst for change. Meanwhile the goodwill of the 2010 Fifa World Cup is continuing to reverberate across Sub-Saharan Africa, which is enjoying one of the highest tourism growth rates in the world at 8 percent for 2011, according to the UNWTO. This year is already shaping up to be the most ambitious yet in the 18-year history of World Travel Awards. I am pleased to report that the number of organisations nominated for the “Oscars of the Travel Industry� has risen 13 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile the number of voters is up 11 percent year-on-year, driven by a surge in consumer voting. This reflects how the public now rely increasingly on World Travel Awards as their gold seal of travel excellence. Winning a World Travel Award is the ultimate travel accolade, with the endorsement of over 213,000 voting travel professionals demonstrating to both the travel industry and the travel consumer that your brand stands in a class of its very own. I wish to extend a special thank you to our event partners Savoy el Sheikh, Soho Square and weclickmedia, as well as our media partners Magic 105.4, eTurboNews, TravelDailyNews, Passport Magazine and Breaking Travel News. Honouring and promoting excellence and innovation in travel and tourism are why we are gathered all here. Thank you for joining us on this very special occasion, and congratulations for your incredible achievements.

Graham E. Cooke President and Founder World Travel Awards

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Welcome Chairman of the Savoy Group Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony 2011 Welcome to Savoy Hotels & Resort International Egypt. We are honoured to host World Travel Awards 2011 Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony at the Savoy Group, Sharm El Sheikh, the first time the awards are being hosted in Egypt. The Savoy Group is a fitting location encompassing the Savoy Hotel, the luxury Royal Savoy and Villas, the Sierra Hotel and SOHO Square, one of the most vibrant and popular centres of entertainment, fine dining, activities and shopping in the region.

provide a quality experience, enormous variety and exceptional service at an affordable price for hundreds of thousands of visitors. In partnership with the tourism and hospitality industry, Savoy Group has contributed tens of millions of dollars of investment in marketing the destination, improvements, innovation, expanding and upgrading our facilities. We thank all our partners in this tremendous endeavour, which is reaping rich results and responds to young people’s demands as Egypt embarks on a new era. Thank you for your support,

Year round we welcome visitors from all over the world. The dip in the worldwide economy and the momentous events in Egypt have redoubled our commitment to

Emad Aziz Chairman, Savoy Group

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Mauritius. Much more than perfect beaches. If you’re looking for more than just miles of beautiful unspoiled, white sandy beaches and warm turquoise lagoons, Mauritius is for you. Trek in the lush interior with its majestic mountains, pristine forests and breathtaking waterfalls. Tee off on one of our world class golf courses or enjoy the great water sports on offer. Explore the colourful markets for designer fashions and exquisite jewellery or simply relax and be pampered in a luxurious spa at one of our world-class hotels. You will be charmed by the warmth of our

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Africa & Indian Ocean

During the 1980s African tourism was seen as a niche pursuit, with only a few hundred thousand hardy travellers making trips to a handful of destinations. As we move into the second half of 2011, nothing could be further from the truth – with tourism on the continent having truly come of age. A record 49.4 million visitors arrived last year, according to figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, generating $32 billion in revenue. This growth follows strong increases in visitor numbers in 2009 – making Africa the only continent to record consistent growth during the worst of the economic downturn. South Africa crowned these achievements by hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup to universal acclaim last year. The event saw thousands of sports fan make the journey from around the world ahead of the tournament while also generating a store of goodwill which will last a lifetime among holidaymakers.

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Zimbabwe, which recorded 2.2 million visitors, was a surprise success story, while Mozambique and Nigeria both saw over a million guests in 2010.

the heart of the protests, and Tunisians in these areas are looking forward to getting back to work and making sure our visitors have a wonderful time.”

It is in this positive perspective we must consider the recent developments in the north of the continent.

Our hosts here in Egypt are a perhaps the best example of this continued trend, with the resorts of the Red Sea standing ready to welcome guests from around the world once again.

While the political changes wrought in Tunisia and Egypt have been of monumental importance for the people of those countries, the impact on tourism has been surprisingly modest. Key destinations remain largely unaffected, with the rise of tourism in the region continuing unabated. As Anissa Ramoundi, UK & Ireland director for the Tunisia National Tourism Office, explains: “The tourist resorts were never at

It remains to be seen whether Sharm El Sheikh – winner of Africa's Leading Beach Destination title in 2010 – can retain its title tonight and truly illustrate the resolve of the tourism industry here in Egypt.


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Aviation in Africa South Africa Airways (SAA) has been a beacon of success for a sometimes troubled aviation sector in Africa. Winner of the Africa’s Leading Airline award last year at the World Travel Awards, the flagcarrier launched a non-stop service between Johannesburg and New York in January, while also boosting connections through codeshare agreements with TAP Portugal and JetBlue Airways. Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Air Namibia join SAA as nominees for title this evening, making it one of the most fiercely competitive categories.

Out in the bush Back on the ground, it is Mantis Group which has been blazing a trail in Africa since World Travel Awards was last in town. In conjunction with Grand Towers the group launched Nigeria’s first luxury Boutique Hotel in Abuja, while Baines’ River Camp, situated in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi Valley, and New York’s iconic Sherry Netherland Hotel both joined the diversifying portfolio of properties on offer. Mantis also moved into the luxury serviced apartment segment by introducing The Lawhill Luxury Apartments in Cape Town.

Down in South Africa, The Saxon – which last year walked away with the title of South Africa’s Leading Hotel – has been making improvements to ensure it wins again this year. Three Saxon Villas have recently been introduced, perfect for those who want fivestar hotel service with the privacy and freedom of staying in their own space. Surrounded by lush gardens planted with indigenous species, with water features for complete privacy, the new buildings display the best of contemporary architecture, accentuated with natural stone-clad walls, with interiors of great peace and tranquility. Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge, Shambala Private Reserve, also in South Africa, has also been investing heavily this year to make sure it stays ahead of the field.

On the road again In line with tourism around the globe, environmentalism is gaining ground in the African tourism industry, with car rental giant Avis leading the way. “Since we started our green journey at Avis, we have gained remarkable new insights into our business, and have been able to make savings that in the long term will amount to millions of rand,” said Wayne Duvenage, chief executive of Avis Rent a Car.

Avis is recognised across the industry for extending its sustainability initiatives beyond carbon offsetting to include a holistic and innovative approach towards reducing the company’s negative impact on the environment – from improved water use and energy reduction to integrated waste management. Europcar – named as the World's Leading Green Transport Solution Company by the World Travel Awards – has also been taking its responsibilities seriously. For example, Europcar is giving maximum visibility to its environmentally-friendly cars and encourages consumers to choose a “greener” car when making reservations. In addition to adding a section dedicated to eco-friendly cars on its web site, the Company provides specific information about the CO2 emissions of all models in its rental car fleet.

African Tourism From the beach resorts in the north of the continent, through the unique safari destinations sough of the Saharan to the metropolitan sights of Cape Town and Johannesburg in the south, tourism is among the most vibrant, innovative and exciting anywhere on earth. It is this industry we are here to celebrate tonight – good luck to all our nominees!

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World Travel Awards “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” Since its inception in 1993, World Travel Awards has been recognising and rewarding those organisations that have made the greatest contribution to the global travel and tourism industry. With voting growing year on year – over 213,000 travel professionals are now registered to vote – World Travel Awards continues to build its reputation as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’. The awards programme is a global search for the very best travel and tourism brands, with winners from the six regional ceremonies progressing to the Grand Final at the end of the year. Graham E. Cooke, Founder & President, World Travel Awards, said: “World Travel Awards is a unique benchmark for industry quality and business excellence in every region and sector.” “The increase in registered voters, despite a global recession, demonstrates the vital role of performance delivery in a challenging and highly competitive marketplace,” he added. For the tourism trade, winning a World Travel Award is more than an award – it is an endorsement from the thousands of professionals from around the globe, as well as a gold seal to the consumer of travel excellence guaranteed.

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Africa

Grand Plaza Resort Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort, Egypt Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort

Africa’s Leading Airline Air Namibia Egypt Air Ethiopian Airlines Kenya Airways Royal Air Maroc South African Airways Africa’s Leading Airport Cairo International Airport, Egypt Cape Town International Airport, South Africa Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa Africa’s Leading Apartment Hotel Mapungubwe Hotel, South Africa Palacina The Residence & Suites, Kenya Tamarind Village, Kenya The Regent, South Africa Africa’s Leading Beach Destination Cape Town, South Africa Mozambique Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Zanzibar Island, Tanzania Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est Zanzibar, Tanzania Diaz 15, South Africa Lagoon Beach Hotel, South Africa Peponi Hotel Lamu Island, Kenya Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada, Egypt The Bay Hotel, South Africa The Z Hotel Zanzibar, Tanzania Africa’s Leading Beach Resort Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

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Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Andros Country House, South Africa Birkenhead House, South Africa Camps Bay Retreat Dar Les Cigognes, Morocco Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, South Africa Kasbah Tamadot, Marrakech, Morocco La Villa des Orangers, Morocco Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa, South Africa Shamwari Town House, South Africa The Last Word Constantia The Long Beach, South Africa The Peech, South Africa Welgelegen, South Africa Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand African Pride Hotels Hunters Hotels Group Mantis Group Red Carnation Hotels The Collection By Liz McGrath Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company Avis Budget Europcar Hertz Holiday Autos Africa’s Leading Business Hotel Conrad Cairo, Egypt Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt Hilton Durban Mena House Oberoi, Egypt Sandton Sun, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency Giltedge Travel Palace Travel Ghana Pen Travel South Africa Sure Travel, South Africa Travel with Flair Africa’s Leading Car Hire Avis Budget Europcar Hertz Holiday Autos Africa’s Leading Casino Resort Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Egypt D'oreale Grande at Emperors Palace, South Africa Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, Namibia The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa Africa’s Leading City Hotel Alexandria, Four Seasons, Egypt Conrad Cairo, Egypt Hilton Durban, South Africa Hilton Nairobi, Kenya Kempinski Nile, Egypt Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam Le Royal Mansour Meridien, Tunisia Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Sandton Sun, South Africa Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers, Casablanca Sheraton Montazah Hotel, Egypt Sheraton Tunis Hotel & Towers, Tunisia The Michaelangelo, South Africa

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Africa’s Leading Conservation Company &Beyond African Impact, Zimbabwe Edge Of Africa Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa Africa’s Leading Cruise Line African Safari Club Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Sakkara Travel Group Silversea Cruises Sonesta Nile Cruises Travel Dynamics International Africa’s Leading Destination City of Cape Town City of Durban City of Johannesburg Kruger National Park Luxor, Egypt Marrakech, Morroco Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Serengeti National Park Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa’s Leading Family Resort Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, South Africa Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort, Egypt Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort, Gambia Shamwari Game Reserve - Riverdene Lodge, South Africa Sun City Resort, South Africa Taba Heights Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand &Beyond African Bushcamp Safaris Mantis Group Singita Game Reserves Africa’s Leading Golf Resort Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, South Africa Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort, Egypt Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt Legend Golf & Safari Resort Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort, Kenya Mazagan Beach Resort Mena House Oberoi, Egypt Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort, Botswana Steenberg Hotel, South Africa The Palmeraie Golf Palace, Morocco Zimbali Resort, South Africa Africa’s Leading Green Hotel Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge, Kenya Manda Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenya Tena Tena Safari Camp, Zambia The Phantom Forest Eco-reserve, South Africa Africa’s Leading Hotel Camps Bay Retreat, South Africa Cape Grace, South Africa Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Egypt Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the Nile Plaza, Egypt Grand Hyatt Cairo, Egypt Kasbah Tamadot, Marrakech, Morocco Mena House Oberoi Hotel & Casino, Egypt Mount Nelson Hotel, South Africa Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa, South Africa The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa The Table Bay Hotel, South Africa The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Hotel Group African Pride Hotels Four Seasons Hotels Hilton Hotels InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Mantis Collection Protea Hotels Serena Hotels Sofitel Hotels and Resorts Southern Sun Hotel Group Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sun International Africa’s Leading Innovative Hospitality Company Gatsby Legacy Mantis Collection Protea Hotels Signature Life Hotels Three Cities Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 1time Fly540 Jet 4 You Kulula Mango Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence The Palazzo Montecasino Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge Azura Retreats, Mozambique Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana Mnemba Island Lodge, Tanzania Phinda Forest Lodge, South Africa Sabi Sabi, Selati Camp, South Africa Safari Lodge, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa Shambala Private Reserve, South Africa Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Luxury River Cruise Nile Adventurer Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser Viking River Cruises Royal Lilly Zambezi Queen Africa’s Leading Luxury Train Rovos Rail The Blue Train The Pride of Africa Private Train Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa Al Fajiri Villas, Kenya Ellerman House & Villa, South Africa Pambele, Mozambique Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre Cairo International Conference Centre, Egypt Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa International Convention Centre Durban, South Africa Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt Hilton Cairo World Trade Centre Residence, Egypt InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Egypt JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt Kempinski Hotel Djibouti Melrose Arch Hotel, South Africa Mena House Oberoi, Egypt Sandton Sun, South Africa Sun City Resort, South Africa The Michaelangelo, South Africa The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa The Table Bay Hotel, South Africa The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Online Travel Company AAHolidays.co.za Flightsite.co.za Pick n Pay Travel Travel.co.za Travelstart.co.za Africa’s Leading Port Cape Town (Port) Durban (Port) Zanzibar Africa’s Leading Resort Alfajiri Villa Resort, Kenya Amanjena, Morocco Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh Breezes Beach Club, Tanzania Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort, Tanzania Renaissance Golden View Beach Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Sheraton Club des Pins Resort & Towers, Algeria Sun City Resort, South Africa The Falls Resort, Zambia Africa’s Leading Responsible Tourism Company &Beyond Acacia African Adventures Gambia is Good Project Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, Kenya Hippo Tours & Safaris Nkwichi Lodge Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company African Safari Club Avalon Waterways Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises Longwood Cruise Holidays Nguni Zambezi Voyager Noble Caledonian Sakkara Travel Group Sonesta Nile Cruises

Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Chiawa Camp, Zambia Chobe Chilwero Lodge, Botswana Etali Safari Lodge, South Africa Finch Hattons, Kenya Gorah Elephant Camp, South Africa Legend Lodges, Entabeni Private Game Reserve, South Africa Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa Makanyane, South Africa Royal Malewane, South Africa Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa Singita Ebony Lodge, South Africa Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa Tuli Safari Lodge, Botswana Wolwedans Dunes Lodge & Dune Camp, Namibia Africa’s Leading Spa Resort Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, South Africa Epacha Game Lodge & Spa, Namibia Fordoun Spa, Hotel & Restaurant, South Africa Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Ka’Ingo Private Reserve & Spa, South Africa Kievits Kroon Country Estate, South Africa Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, South Africa The Hydro at Stellenbosch, South Africa The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt The Saxon, South Africa The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, South Africa

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Africa’s Leading Sports Resort Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, South Africa Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, South Africa Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort, Botswana Sun City Resort, outh Africa The Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort, Morocco The Steigenberger Golf Resort, Egypt Zimbali Lodge & Country Club, South Africa Africa’s Leading Suite Al-Hamra Maison, Amanjena, Morocco Churchill Suite, Mena House Oberoi, Cairo, Egypt Kufara Suite, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, South Africa Livia's Presidential Suite, D'oreale Grande at Emperors Palace, South Africa Luxor Suite, InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Egypt Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite, Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa, South Africa Presidential Suite, Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Royal Suite, Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the Nile Plaza, Egypt Royal Suite, Grand Hyatt Cairo, Egypt Royal Suite, Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project Cape Town Waterfront Fairmont Zimbali Legend Golf & Safari Resort Africa’s Leading Tourist Board Egyptian State Tourist Office Gambia Tourism Authority Kenya Tourist Board Namibia Tourism Board South Africa Tourism Tanzania Tourist Board

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Africa’s Leading Town House Hotel Cape Cadogan, South Africa Shamwari Town House, South Africa Ten Bompas Hotel, South Africa The Barrydale Karoo Hotel, South Africa Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre, South Africa

Kenya Hippo Tours & Safaris Nkwichi Lodge The Falls Resort Twiga Tours •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Africa’s Leading Travel Agency African Classic Encounters, South Africa Club Travel, South Africa Flight Centre, South Africa Giltedge Travel, South Africa Sure Travel, South Africa Travel with Flair

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Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company BCD Travel Mozambique Bunson Travel Kenya Executive Travel Egypt Falcon Africa South Africa Giltedge DMC, South Africa HRG Rennies Travel, South Africa Travel with Flair South Africa XO Africa

Botswana's Leading Luxury Camp Abu Camp, Okavanga Delta Jack's Camp Mombo Camp Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Okavango Delta Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Okavango Delta Sanctuary Stanley's Camp, Okavango Delta

Africa’s Leading Villa Alfajiri Cliff Villa, Kenya Beachside Villa and Penthouse, South Africa Birkenhead Villa, South Africa Queen Cleopatra Villa, Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt The Place on the Bay, South Africa Africa’s Private Island Resort Matemo Island Resort Medjumbe Island Resort The Sands at Chale Island, Kenya Samatian Island Lodge, Kenya Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award &Beyond Acacia African Adventures Gambia is Good Project Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps,

Botswana's Leading Hotel Gaborone Sun Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort Walmont hotel at The Grand Palm

Botswana's Leading Safari Lodge Chobe Marina Lodge Muchenje Safari Lodge Sandibe Safari Lodge Tuli Safari Lodge •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Cameroon Cameroon's Leading Hotel Hilton Yaounde Hotel Akwa Palace Le Meridien Douala •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Cape Verde Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel Dunas del Sal Hotel Foya Branca Resort Hotel Oasis Praiamar Iberostar Club Boavista Morabeza Hotel •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Egypt Egypt’s Leading All-inclusive Resort Baron Palms Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Baron Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Sheraton Soma Bay Resort, Hurghada Sierra Resort, Sharm el Sheikh Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza, Marsa Alam Egypt’s Leading Boutique Hotel Adrère Amellal Hotel Al Moudira Le Riad Boutique Hotel Le Royale, Sharm El Sheikh, Sonesta Collection Luxury Resort Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor Egypt’s Leading Business Hotel Alexandria, Four Seasons Concorde El Salam Hotel Cairo Conrad Cairo Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the Nile Plaza InterContinental Citystars Cairo Jolie Ville Hotel Alexandria JW Marriott Hotel Cairo Mena House Oberoi Semiramis InterContinental Cairo

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Egypt’s Leading Car Rental Company Avis Europcar Hertz Sixt Egypt’s Leading Casino Resort Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Egypt Maritim Jolie Ville Resort and Casino, Sharm El Sheikh Pyramisa Resort & Villas, Sharm El Sheikh Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers & Casino Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers and casino Sonesta Cairo Hotel & Casino Egypt's Leading Conference Hotel Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh Egypt's Leading Destination Management Company Direct Travel Escapade Travel NADO Tours Travco Travel Company of Egypt Egypt’s Leading Family Resort Arabella Azur Resort Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh Beach Albatros Resort Hurghada Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort Dawar El Omda El Gouna Harmony Makadi Bay Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Sea Star Beau Rivage Hotel Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada Egypt’s Leading Golf Resort Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh JW Marriott Hotel Cairo La Residence des Cascades Mena House Oberoi Sheraton Soma Bay Resort The Steigenberger Golf Resort

Egypt’s Leading Green Hotel Coral Sea Sensatori Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Movenpick Resort - El Quseir, Egypt Movenpick Resort Cairo Pyramids, Egypt Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada Egypt’s Leading Honeymoon Resort Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort Movenpick El Gouna Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada Sheraton Soma Bay Resort Steigenberger Al Dau Hurghada Egypt’s Leading Hotel Alexandria, Four Seasons Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence Grand Hyatt Cairo InterContinental Citystars Cairo JW Marriott Hotel Cairo Mena House Oberoi Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Sierra Resort Sharm el Sheikh Sonesta Cairo Hotel & Casino The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Egypt’s Leading Luxury Hotel Alexandria, Four Seasons Conrad Cairo Fairmont Nile City Fairmont Towers Heliopolis Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Kempinski Nile Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Egypt’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator Abercrombie & Kent Audley Travel Classic Collection Holidays Concord Royal Travel Kuoni Group Travel Zest Egypt’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort Intercontinental The Palace Port Ghalib Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh Pyramisa Resort & Villas, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt’s Leading Reservation/GDS Amadeus, Egypt Sabre Travel Network Travelport Egypt’s Leading Resort Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh Concorde el-Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh Four Season Resort Sharm El Sheikh Hilton Dahab Resort Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort Iberotel Palace InterContinental Abu Soma Resort Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh The Ritz-Carlton Sharm El Sheikh The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Tia Heights Makadi Bay Egypt’s Leading River Cruise Company Abercrombie & Kent Bales Worldwide Jaz Cruises Kuoni Sonesta The Luxury Cruise Company

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Egypt’s Leading Spa Resort Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Grand Rotana Resort and Spa, Sharm el Sheikh Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort Intercontinental The Palace Port Ghalib La Residence des Cascades, Soma Bay, Egypt Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort & Villas & Spa The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Egypt’s Leading Tour Operator Eldorado Travel Jet Arrow Travel Maxim Tours Sequoia Travel Shahin Tours Travco Travel Company of Egypt •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Ethiopia Ethiopia’s Leading Hotel Harmony Hotel Hilton Addis Ababa Sheraton Addis •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Gambia Gambia’s Leading Hotel Coconut Residence Kairaba Beach Hotel Mandina Lodge at Makasutu Forest Ngala Lodge Sheraton Gambia Resort •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Ghana Ghana’s Leading Hotel Golden Tulip Accra Hotel La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Novotel Accra City Centre •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Kenya Kenya’s Leading Golf Resort Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort Windsor Golf & Country Club Kenya’s Leading Hotel Hilton Nairobi InterContinental Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel The Sarova Stanley Kenya’s Leading Resort Alfajiri Villa Resort Hemingways Resort Leopard Beach Resort Manda Bay Mombasa Continental Resort Mt. Kenya Safari Club Southern Palms Beach Resort Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Finch Hattons Kichwa Tembo Bateleur Camp Little Governors' Camp ol Donyo Lodge Ol Tukai Lodge Olonana Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Serena Mountain Lodge Shompole Lodge Tortilis Camp

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company Carlson Wagonlit Travel DMC Travel Express Travel Group FCm Travel Solutions Hogg Robinson Kenya Travelshoppe Ltd - Global Star

Morocco’s Leading Golf Resort Le Meridien N’Fis Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf and Spa The Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort

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Malawi Malawi’s Leading Hotel Kaya Mawa Lodge Lake Malawi Luxury Eco Lodge Ngala Beach Lodge and Hotel Pumulani Luxury Beach Lodge The Makokola Retreat •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Morocco Morocco’s Leading Boutique Hotel Dar Ahlam Dar Les Cigognes Heure Bleue Hotel Dar Housnia Kasbah Tamadot, Marrakech Ksar Char-Badh La Villa des Orangers Le Palais Rhoul Le Pavillon Du Golf Maison MK Riad 72 Riad des Golfs Riad Noir d'Ivoire Morocco’s Leading Business Hotel Golden Tulip Farah Rabat Kenzi Farah Le Meridien N’Fis Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congres Mazagan Beach Resort

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Morocco’s Leading Hotel Angsana Riads Marrakech Heure Bleue Hivernage Hotel & Spa Hotel Les Jardins de la Koutoubia Kasbah Tamadot, Marrakech L’Amphitrite Palace La Sultana La Villa des Orangers Le Royal Mansour Méridien Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers Sofitel Fès Palais Jamaï Sofitel Marakech Lounge and Spa Morocco’s Leading Resort Amanjena Angsana Riads Marrakech Barceló Marina Smir Thalasso Spa Hotel le Berbere Palace La Mamounia La Sultana La Villa des Orangers The Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort Morocco’s Leading Spa Resort Angsana Riads Marrakech Kashbah Agafay Ksar Char-Badh La Sultana, Marrakech Le Palais Rhoul The Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Mozambique

Mozambique’s Leading Resort Azura Retreats Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa Londo Lodge Matemo Island Resort Medjumbe Island Resort Ponta Mamoli Resort Quilalea Island Quilálea Island Resort •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Namibia Namibia’s Leading Hotel Heinitzburg Castle Kalahari Sands Hotel & Casino Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre Windhoek Country Club Resort & Casino Namibia’s Leading Spa Resort Eagle Tented Lodge and Spa Epacha Game Lodge & Spa Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Wellness Village Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Nigeria Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers Eko Hotel & Suites Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt Le Méridien Ogeyi Place Sofitel Lagos Moorhouse Ikoyi Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Mozambique’s Leading Hotel Catembe Gallery Hotel Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa The Polana Serena Hotel

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 South Africa South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel The Bay Hotel THe Last Word Long Beach, South Africa The Oyster Box Hotel The Plettenberg South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Andros Country House Birkenhead House Cape Cadogan Cape Heritage Ellerman House Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Kensington Place O on Kloof Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Steenberg Hotel Teremok Marine The Franschoek Hotel The Last Word Constantia The Long Beach The Peech South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand McGrath Collection Molori Private Retreats The Last Word Group The Royal Portfolio Singita Game Reserves South Africa’s Leading Business Hotel Hilton Durban Mount Nelson Hotel Sandton Sun Sheraton Pretoria Hotel South Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand Independent Operators in South Africa Mantis Group Singita Game Reserves

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South Africa’s Leading Golf Resort Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Bushman Sands - Eastern Cape Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Legend Golf & Safari Resort Steenberg Hotel Sun City Resort Zimbali Lodge & Country Club South Africa’s Leading Hotel Cape Grace Cape Royale D'oreale Grande at Emperors Palace Grande Roche Hotel Hilton Durban Mount Nelson Hotel Sandton Sun The Michelangelo The Palace of the Lost City The Plettenberg The Saxon The Table Bay Hotel The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa South Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator &Beyond Giltedge Travel New Frontiers Tours & Travel Personal Africa Trans Africa Safaris Wilderness Safaris South Africa’s Leading Resort Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Mount Grace Country House & Spa Mount Nelson Hotel Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa Sun City Resort Zimbali Lodge & Country Club South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Granite Private Suites, Londolozi Private Game Reserve Jock Safari Lodge

Karoo Lodge, Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Leadwood Lodge Legend Lodges, Entabeni Private Game Reserve Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Makalali Private Game Reserve Mala Mala Game Reserve Royal Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Royal Malewane Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Shamwari Game Reserve Tau Game Lodge Thanda Private Game Reserve Ulusaba Private Game Reserve South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Fordoun Spa, Hotel & Restaurant Ka’Ingo Private Reserve & Spa Kievitskroon Le Franschoek Hotel and Spa Mount Grace Country House & Spa Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa Shamwari Game Reserve The Hydro at Stellenbosch The Saxon The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa South Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company Giltedge Travel HRG Rennies Travel Road Travel Sure Corporate Travel Tirisano Travel Travel with Flair Uniglobe Travel South Africa’s Leading Villa Birkenhead Villa Ellerman Villa Grand Provence - The Owner's Cottage VillaLara Vygekraal

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Swaziland

Zambia

Swaziland’s Leading Hotel Ezulwini Sun Lugogo Sun Royal Swazi Spa Resort The Royal Villas

Zambia’s Leading Eco-Lodge Chiawa Camp Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges The Islands of Siankaba Toka Leya Camp Tongabezi Lodge

Tanzania Tanzania’s Leading Hotel Amani Beach Hotel Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski Dar es Salaam Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge The Palms Zanzibar Zanzibar Palace Hotel Tanzania’s Leading Resort Bluebay Beach Resort Breezes Beach Club Fundu Lagoon Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort The Palms Zanzibar Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Zanzibar Serena Inn Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge Jongomero Camp Kirawira Camp Kleins Camp Kusini Camp Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Mnemba Island Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Saadani Safari Lodge Sayari Camp •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Zambia’s Leading Hotel InterContinental Lusaka Protea Hotel Chingola Taj Pamodzi The Falls Resort The Islands of Siankaba The Royal Livingstone Tongabezi Lodge

The Palms Zanzibar Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Tanzania Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar’s Leading Resort Baraza Resort and Spa Essque Hotels - Zalu Zanzibar Essque Hotels - Zalu Zanzibar Fundu Lagoon Kisiwa House Mnemba Island Lodge The Palms Zanzibar Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Tanzania Zanzibar Serena Inn •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Zimbabwe Zambia’s Leading Luxury Lodge Chakiminuka Kiwi Collection Shumba Camp Mchenja Bush Camp Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp Tongabezi Lodge Zambia’s Leading Safari Lodge Chakiminuka Chiawa Camp Sussi & Chuma Tena Tena Safari Camp The Islands of Siankaba Tongabezi Lodge •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Zanzibar Zanzibar’s Leading Hotel Baraza Resort and Spa Essque Hotels - Zalu Zanzibar Fundu Lagoon Kisiwa House Mnemba Island Lodge

Zimbabwe’s Leading Hotel Matetsi Private Game Reserve Meikles Hotel The Stanley and Livingstone Hotel The Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Zimbabwe’s Leading Resort Leopard Rock Hotel, Casino & Golf Resort Matetsi Game Lodges Pamushana The Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe’s Leading Safari Lodge Chikwenya Camp Makalolo Plains Camp & Little Makalolo Matetsi Private Game Reserve Musango Safari Camp Pamushana Ruckomechi Camp Sanyati Lodge Singita Pamushana Lodge The Hide, Hwange National Park Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Indian Ocean Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Air Austral Air France-KLM Air Madagascar Air Mauritius Air Seychelles South African Airways

Indian Ocean's Leading Cruise Line African Safari Club Costa Cruises Cunard Line P & O Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Indian Ocean's Leading Honeymoon Destination Maldives Mauritius Seychelles

Indian Ocean's Leading Destination Comoros Madagascar Maldives Mauritius Seychelles

Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Banyan Tree Seychelles Baros Maldives Belle Mare Plage Resort, Mauritius Château de Feuilles, Seychelles Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hulhule Island Hotel Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius Royal Palm Hotel, Mauritius Soneva Gili by Six Senses Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives The Fortress, Sri Lanka The Oberoi Mauritius

Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius Fregate Island Private, Seychelles Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa, Mauritius Movenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Seychelles Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives

Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Brand Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Beachcomber Group Four Seasons Hilton Hotels Hotels Constance Naiade Resorts One&Only Resorts

Indian Ocean's Leading Car Hire Argus Car Rentals Avis Europcar Hertz

Indian Ocean's Leading Golf Resort Belle Mare Plage Resort, Mauritius Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius Four Seasons - Mauritius at Anahita Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius Le Touessrok, Mauritius Lémuria Resort of Praslin, Seychelles Paradis Hotel & Golf Club, Mauritius

Indian Ocean's Leading Cruise Destination Madagascar Maldives Mauritius Reunion Islands Seychelles

Indian Ocean's Leading Green Resort Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives Angsana Velavaru Resort & Spa, Maldives Banyan Tree Maldives Vibbinfaru Cousine Island, Seychelles Fregate Island Private North Island, Seychelles

Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort Banyan Tree Seychelles Baros Maldives Fregate Island Private Huvafen Fushi Maldives Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius Le Touessrok, Mauritius Lemuria Resort of Praslin, Seychelles Maia, Seychelles North Island, Seychelles One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius Soneva Gili by Six Senses The Fortress, Sri Lanka

Indian Ocean's Leading Airport Malé International Airport , Maldives Reunion Island Airport Roland Garros Seychelles International Airport Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Destination Madagascar - Anakao beach Madagascar - Nosy Be Archipelago Nosy Tanikely Maldives - Veligondu Island Maldives-Sun Island-Nalaguraidhoo Mauritius - Paradis Mauritius - Trou Aux Biches Seychelles - Praslin Anse Lazio Indian Ocean's Leading Boutique Hotel Cocoa Island, Maldives Le Paradise Cove & Spa, Mauritius The Rania Experience, Maldives

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Africa & Indian Ocean Nominees Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 Indian Ocean's Leading New Resort Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa Seychelles Ayada Maldives Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Raffles Praslin Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa St Regis Mauritius Viceroy Maldives Indian Ocean's Leading Resort Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Maldives Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa Huvafen Fushi Maldives Kurumba Maldives Le Touessrok, Mauritius Maradiva, Mauritius North Island, Seychelles Shandrani Resort & Spa, Mauritius Sofitel Impérial Mauritius Soneva Gili by Six Sense, Maldives Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives The Beach House - Manafaru, Maldives The Oberoi Mauritius W Retreat & Spa, Maldives Indian Ocean's Leading Spa Resort Banyan Tree Seychelles Belle Mare Plage Resort, Mauritius Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives Huvafen Fushi Maldives Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Spa Resort & Marina, Maldives Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius Maia, Seychelles North Island, Seychelles

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One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius Shanti Maurice a Nira Resort Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives W Retreat & Spa, Maldives Indian Ocean's Leading Travel Agency Capital Travel & Tours Inner Maldives Holidays Seychelles Travel Vermillion International Maldives Indian Ocean's Leading Villa Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, Maldives Banyan Tree Seychelles Baros Residence, Baros Maldives Constance Halaveli, Maldives Delux Soneva Fushi Villa, Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives Hideaway Palace, Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Spa Resort & Marina, Maldives Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Koimala Land and Ocean Villa, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Presidential Villa, Banyan Tree Seychelles Royal Kurumba Residence, Kurumba Maldives The Royal Villa, Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Seychelles The Villa, One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius Indian Ocean's Leading Water Villa Group Adaaran Prestige Resorts Anantara Coco Collection Constance Hotels Kanuhara Taj Hotels Universal Resorts

Maldives Maldives' Leading Hotel Angsana Velavaru Resort & Spa Baros Maldives Cocoa Island Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Hulhule Island Hotel Kurumba Maldives Naladhu Resort Maldives' Leading Lifestyle Resort Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives Anantara Kihavah Villas Huvafen Fushi Maldives One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah W Retreat & Spa Maldives Maldives' Leading Luxury Resort Beach House Maldives, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Cocoa Island Huvafen Fushi Maldives Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Kanuhura One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah Soneva Gili by Six Senses Maldives' Leading Luxury Tour Operator Atoll Paradise Ethos Maldives Skorpion Travel Maldives Skytours Maldives Vermillion International Maldives

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Maldives' Leading New Resort Ayada Maldives Herathera Island Resort Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa St Regis Mauritius Viceroy Maldives

Madagascar's Leading Hotel Anjajavy I'Hotel Hotel Carlton Madagascar Princesse Bora Lodge

Maldives' Leading Resort Alila Villas Hadahaa Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Baros Maldives

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Beach House Maldives, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa Kurumba Maldives One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa Soneva Gili by Six Senses Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Velassaru Maldives Resort Laguna Beach Maldives' Leading Spa Resort Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa Huvafen Fushi Maldives Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Spa Resort & Marina Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Kurumba Maldives One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa Taj Exotica Resort & Spa W Retreat & Spa, Maldives Maldives' Leading Villa Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, Maldives Alila Villas Hadahaa Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives Beach House Maldives, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Maldives' Leading Water Villas Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, Maldives Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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Mauritius Mauritius' Leading Golf Resort Belle Mare Plage Resort Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa Le Paradis Hotel & Golf Club Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort Le Touessrok, Mauritius One&Only Le Saint Geran Mauritius' Leading Hotel Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa Le Meridien Ile Maurice Le Prince Maurice Le Touessrok, Mauritius One&Only Le Saint Geran Royal Palm Hotel Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Mauritius The Oberoi Mauritius The Residence Mauritius' Leading Resort Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa Four Seasons Resort at Anahita Le Prince Maurice Le Touessrok, Mauritius Maradiva One&Only Le Saint Geran Royal Palm Hotel, Mauritius Sofitel Impérial Mauritius The Oberoi Mauritius Mauritius' Leading Spa Resort Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa Le Paradise Cove & Spa Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort One&Only Le Saint Geran Royal Palm Hotel, Mauritius Shanti Maurice a Nira Resort

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Reunion Island Reunion Island's Leading Hotel Grand Hotel Du Lagon Hotel Le Saint-Alexis Palm Hotel & Spa •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Seychelles Seychelles' Leading Boutique Hotel Château de Feuilles Hotel L’Archipel Sunset Beach Hotel, Mahe Seychelles' Leading Hotel Banyan Tree Seychelles Château de Feuilles Hilton Labriz Seychelles Resort and Spa Le Meridien Barbarons Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove Seychelles' Leading Resort Banyan Tree Seychelles Cousine Island, Seychelles Desroches Island Fregate Island Private Hilton Labriz Seychelles Resort and Spa Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove Lemuria Resort of Praslin North Island Seychelles' Leading Spa Resort Banyan Tree Seychelles Four Seasons Seychelles Fregate Island Private Hilton Labriz Seychelles Resort and Spa Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa Lemuria Resort of Praslin Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

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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.

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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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“ 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

GR AND TOUR 2012 United Arab Emirates • Portugal • India • South Africa

Global Reach • Global Recognition • Global Rewards

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Thank you to all our partners We wish to express our gratitude to our partners and supporters worldwide. In particular, we extend a heartfelt “thank you” to our gracious host SOHO Square and the Savoy Group for their outstanding hospitality and professionalism. We would also like to thank our media partners eTurboNews, Breaking Travel News, Travel Daily News, and all other media partners around the world.

World Travel Awards Team President & Founder Graham E. Cooke

Head of Business Development Max Miller

Executive Vice President & Event Director Manon Han

Business Development Director Tony Prince

Senior Vice President David Falcon Group Vice President Kevin Taylor Financial Director Xiaolan Tang Commercial Director Christopher Frost Director, Global Business Sion Rapson

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Official Photographers Mark Hakansson Gareth Morris E-Commerce Managers Kelly Footit Hayden Pitout Online Project Manager Sid Thaker Web Team Ben Roberts George Cooke Ahmed Fahm Creative Director Mike Gibas Designer Mark Askam

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GLOBAL CITIZENS DEMAND A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Today, the biggest stories are global. And our audience of affluent, frequent travellers wants the latest news wherever they are. Last year, BBC World News viewers accounted for 30% of all hotel visits, and BBC.com users were 138% more likely to have taken over 11 international trips than the average affluent European. To find out how we can help you reach the world’s most discerning travellers, please contact Sean O’Hara T: +44 208 433 1018 E: sean.ohara@bbc.com Source : EMS+CEMS Summer 2011.Target is BBC World News monthly viewers, and BBC.com monthly users (BBC.com excludes UK) Audience/ respondents: 47,022,000/ 27,028

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