London, 6 June 2012
World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry”, has announced that the new Conrad Algarve will host its Europe Ceremony 2012 on 6 October 2012.
Senior representatives from Europe’s finest travel brands are scheduled to attend the gala evening as they vie to win the most coveted accolade in the industry.
The red-carpet ceremony is being held in partnership with Turismo do Algarve and Conrad Algarve, and will include a gala dinner, top entertainment as well as the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry. Guests also have the opportunity to participate in WTA Europe Golf Classic tournament which will be played on the region’s finest championship course.
Set on a dramatic stretch of Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, the palatial Conrad Algarve combines exquisite style and contemporary luxury with all the conveniences of a sophisticated modern retreat in a stunning location.
The WTA organisers highlight the contribution the significance of hosting the event in the Algarve.
Graham E Cooke, President & Founder, WTA, says: “We are delighted to host our first ceremony in the Algarve, a decision that reflects the crucial role that tourism plays in the region and its overall contribution to the Portuguese economy.”
He adds: “The Algarve is also one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, and the new Conrad Algarve will set a new precedent for luxury in the region. Our Europe Ceremony will provide a perfect forum to showcase its facilities to travel’s top decision-makers.”
The five-star resort enjoys a prime location at Quinta do Lago, the home of world-class golf courses and beautiful beaches, and on the doorstep of the famous Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Joachim Hartl, Hotel Manager, Conrad Algarve, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with World Travel Awards and showcasing our wonderful luxury property. Conrad Algarve, opening this summer, is a highly anticipated luxury hotel opening – both in Portugal and wider Europe. The hotel will offer a premium luxury experience with a spectacular range of services and amenities, specifically designed to provide guests with remarkable and truly unforgettable luxury experiences.”
António Pina, Algarve Promotion Bureau and Algarve Tourism Board President, said: “It is with enormous pride that the Algarve hosts such a prestigious event as World Travel Awards. This will provide a unique opportunity to promote the region as a first-class destination, with its exceptional facilities and an enviable climate like no other country in Europe.”
“The Algarve boasts a beautiful coastline, a selection of the world’s finest golf resorts and luxury hotels, all supported by a wealth of leisure facilities and high-class restaurants. We are delighted and grateful to the organization, to have chosen the Algarve for such a memorable event.”
The Europe Ceremony 2012 will mark the fourth leg of WTA’s Grand Tour, a global search for the world’s finest travel brands, which also includes regional heats in Dubai, Turks & Caicos, Nairobi and Singapore. The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India on 12 December 2012.
WTA’s local media partner for the event is Publituris, Portugal’s leading travel trade publication since 1968.