Etihad Airways has been named ‘World’s Leading Airline’, while Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts was voted ‘World’s Leading Hotel Brand’ at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Qatar.
Doha, Qatar was the setting for the extravagant 20th anniversary of the World Travel Awards, recognising and rewarding the industry’s foremost travel companies, brands and organisations.
Local winners on the night included JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, named ‘World’s Leading New Hotel’, the Burj Al Arab as ‘World’s Leading Hotel’ and Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray won ‘World’s Leading Spa Resort’.
AirAsia was voted ‘World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline’, Kenya triumphed with ‘World’s Leading Safari Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Culinary Destination’ was awarded to Peru, South America.
Dubai took home the trophy for ‘World’s Leading Destination’, which was a welcome addition to its recent achievement, being the first Middle Eastern city to be selected to host the World Expo 2020.
Click here to see the complete list of World Travel Award 2013 winners.