Winners

The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category. The judges found it very difficult to name overall winners, as they all have had significant impacts at scale in their respective areas. Here are the winners of 2015, 2016 and 2017:

WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2019: ANGOLA

BEST TOUR OPERATOR: LUÍS CÂNDIDO CARNEIRO-TREVOGEL

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIOVISUAL: KOSTADIN LUCHANSKY-ANGOLA IMAGE BANK

BEST EVENT ORGANIZATION: CASA 70

BEST DIGITAL PLATFORM OF PROMOTION AND TOURISM MARKETING: HOTEISANGOLA.COM

BEST MEDIA PROGRAM FOR THE PROMOTION OF TOURISM: ZIMBO-NOSSA TERRA

BEST HOTEL GROUP: TD HOTELS

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY: CHARME TOURS

BEST CITY HOTEL: HOTEL TRÓPICO-LUANDA

BEST TOURISM INNOVATION: SOCIAL SURF WEEKEND

BEST RESORT HOTEL: PULULUKWA LODGE RESORT – HUÍLA

BEST RESTORATION: CAFÉ DEL MAR – LUANDA

BEST EVENT CATERING: CAFAGO

BEST TOURIST DESTINATION: BENGUELA

BEST TOURISM GROUP: CORAL TRAVEL

BEST LIFESTYLE HOTEL: RIXOS HOTELS

BEST AIRPORT LOUNGE: ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI

BEST AIRPORT SERVICE COMPANY: TAV AIRPORTS

BEST MICE AGENCY: INVENTUM MICE

BEST LUXURY HOTEL: CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI ISTANBUL

BEST LOW COST AIRWAYS: PEGASUS AIRLINES

BEST HOTEL GROUP:  MARRIOTT HOTELS

BEST CONGRESS HOTEL: WYNDHAM GRAND ISTANBUL LEVENT

BEST DESIGN HOTEL: LAMPA DESIGN HOTEL ISTANBUL

BEST AIRLINES: QATAR AIRWAYS

BEST TOUR OPERATOR: ANEX TOUR

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY: HERTZ

BEST RESORT HOTEL: GURAL PREMIER TEKIROVA

BEST WEDDING COMPANY: WEDDING CONCEPTS

BEST TECH INNOVATION COMPANY: IATI

BEST MOBILE APPLICATION: AIRBNB

BEST INVESTMENT GROUP: DOGUS TOURISM

BEST BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE: EMIRATES

BEST CITY HOTEL: ST REGIS ISTANBUL

BEST WEDDING HOTEL: SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI VENICE

BEST ADVERTISEMENT SOLUTIONS: ADARA

BEST WINTER HOTEL: L’APOGEE COURCHEVEL

BEST GOLF HOTEL: GLORIA HOTELS & RESORTS

BEST HOTEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA: CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI ISTANBUL

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD: THE RITZ CARLTON

MOST USER – FRIENDLY WEBSITE: TRIPADVISOR

BEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY: WIZCRAFT

BEST AIRLINES RESERVATION SYSTEM: AMADEUS

BEST ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY: BOOKING.COM

BEST THERMAL HOTEL: PLAZA HOTEL ITALY

BEST CIP LOUNGE: TAV PRIME CLASS

BEST HOTEL GROUP: KEMPINSKI HOTELS

BEST FAMILY HOTEL: TITANIC DELUXE BELEK

BEST DESIGN HOTEL: MYSTIQUE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL SANTORINI

BEST AIRLINE COMPANY: TURKISH AIRLINES

BEST LUXURY BUSINESS HOTEL: FAIRMONT BAKU

BEST TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION COMPANY: IATI

BEST TRAVEL APPLICATION: TRIPADVISOR.COM

BEST MICE AGENCY: KUONI GLOBAL TRAVEL SERVICES

BEST HOTEL APPLICATION: SPG PROGRAM, STARWOOD HOTELS

BEST TOURISM INVESTMENT GROUP: HNA TOURISM GROUP

BEST TOUR OPERATOR: THOMAS COOK

BEST LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL OPERATOR: BILL & COO MYKONOS

BEST LUXURY CITY HOTEL: CA’SAGREDO HOTEL, ITALY

BEST BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE: TURKISH AIRLINES

BEST WEDDING HOTEL: CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI

BEST AD. CAMPAIGN: TURKEY HOME

BEST WINTER RESORT: RIXOS FLUELA HOTEL

BEST GOLF RESORT: REGNUM CARYA HOTEL

BEST HOTEL BRAND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: W HOTEL ISTANBUL

BEST AIRLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM: AEROBILET

EXCELLENCE OF SERVICE AWARD: ST. REGIS HOTEL ISTANBUL

MOST USER-FRIENDLY TRAVEL WEBSITE: EXPEDIA.COM

BEST CONFERENCE HOTEL: W HOTEL DOHA

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY: AVIS

BEST RESORT HOTEL: MAXX ROYAL BELEK

BEST EVENT SUPPLIER: M3 WORKS

BEST SELECT SERVICE HOTEL: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ISTANBUL – DUDULLU

TRAVEL INDUSTRY’S BEST ADVERTISEMENT SOLUTIONS PRODUCING COMPANY: SOJERN

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: TURKUVAZ MEDIA GROUP

BEST RECREATION HOTEL: HOTEL GURAL PREMIER

BEST ONLINE RESERVATION HOTEL: NASHIRA HOTELS

BEST ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM: AMADEUS

BEST ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY: EXPEDIA

BEST WINTER HOTEL: INTERCONTINENTAL DAVOS

BEST BOUTIQUE CITY HOTEL: BILL & COO SUITES AND LOUNGE

BEST HOTEL BRAND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: FOUR SEASONS

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD FOR HOTEL: ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI

BEST CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION CENTRE: QATAR NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION CENTRE

BEST TOUR OPERATOR: CORAL TRAVEL

BEST MICE AGENCY: KUONI

BEST C.I.P. LOUNGE: TAV PRIMECLASS

BEST AIRPORT HOTEL: TAV AIRPORT HOTEL İZMIR

BEST HOSPITAL FOR HEALTH TOURISM: MEDICAL PARK

BEST HOTEL GROUP: MARRIOTT HOTELS

BEST RESORTS AND SPA HOTEL: PORT NATURE LUXURY RESORT

BEST CITY HOTEL: AC HOTEL ISTANBUL MAÇKA BY MARRIOTT

BEST FAMILY HOTEL: CLUB ALLA TURCA

BEST BOUTIQUE LUXURY HOTEL: RIXOS PERA

BEST LUXURY BUSINESS HOTEL: JW MARRIOTT HOTEL ANKARA

BEST GREEN HOTEL: SHERETON BURSA

BEST DEBUT LUXURY HOTEL BRAND: CVK HOTELS PARK BOSPHORUS

BEST TECHNOLOGIC HOTEL: POINT HOTEL

BEST HOTEL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER: PROTEL

BEST TOURISM AGENCY WHICH SUPPORTS SPORTS: PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL

BEST MUNICIPALITY OF THE YEAR IN TOURISM: BEYOĞLU MUNICIPALITY

BEST LOW-COST AIRLINE: AIR ARABIA

BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE: LIMOUSINE PLUS

BEST EVENT SUPPLIER: M3

BEST ADVERTISEMENT CAMPAIGN: HOME TURKEY

BEST TERRACE RESTAURANT: IZAKA RESTAURANTS

BEST VILLA HOTEL: RIXOS BELEK

BEST ADVERTISING SOLUTIONS COMPANY FOR TRAVEL INDUSTRY: YANDEX

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