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World Travel Awards lands in Vietnam ahead of Grand Final 2017

Phu Quoc, Vietnam – WEBWIRE

The travel industry’s leading awards programme is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to Vietnam for its Grand Final 2017.

The red carpet event will take place the evening of Sunday 10th December alongside the World Spa Awards, at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay – with hundreds of industry leaders from across the region and around the world in attendance.

World Travel Awards Founder and President, Graham E. Cooke, said: “This is the final stage of our Grand Tour 2017. We have toured the world during our seven regional Gala Ceremonies, and now we welcome the pinnacle of international hospitality to Vietnam to compete for the global titles.

“With just a few short days to go until the event, we are putting the finishing touches in place and I look forward to greeting our guests on Sunday at the fabulous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay for what, I know, will be a night to remember.”

Enviably situated on the pristine island of Phu Quoc, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is a hidden gem off Vietnam’s south coast. Famed architect Bill Bensley has designed the resort to pay homage to the fictional historic Lamarck University, with a whimsical ambiance that is utterly unique.

“We are extremely proud and honoured to host both the 24th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final and the 3rd annual World Spa Awards at the incredible JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay,” said Ty Collins, General Manager at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.

”A lush resort that is a destination unto itself, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay embodies the academic narrative across its enriching experiences of true luxury. As a host of the two prestigious events, we look forward to celebrating the pinnacle of the both the global tourism and spa industry during a spectacular Gala Ceremony event at our hotel resort"

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.

For more information about World Travel Awards, please visit the official website

Notes to EditorsAbout World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators, destinations, World Travel Awards events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities, regionally and globally.

The brand aims to celebrate those organisations who push the boundaries of industry excellence.

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About JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

Nestled in the pristine beach of Bai Khem, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers a selection of 244 artistically unique well-appointed rooms, suites and villas with Bill Bensely’s whimsical touches blend harmoniously.

Boasting five restaurants and contemporary bars, the crafted dining experience will satisfy even the most discerning palate including Tempus Fugit, French & Co., Red Rum, Pink Pearl and the Department of Chemistry bar.

Meetings are redefined in this destination 715 sqm Grand Ballroom, with spacious breakout rooms elegantly designed to suit every need. A wide range of enriching experiences are waiting to be explored, from cultural events, artisanal shopping experiences, ultimate indulgence at Chanterelle-Spa by JW, to water activities at the resort’s private beachfront.

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