At an extravagant banquet held at The Ritz-Carlton in Amman, Jordan, the top travel, tourist, and hospitality companies were announced. The top figures in the Middle Eastern tourism sector met to find out who had been named the best in the area.
For the resurrected World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony 2022, a VIP audience of industry leaders and journalists was there to celebrate the revival of international travel.
The Middle East’s Leading Destination and Leading Tourist Board honors went to Dubai, which was one of the big winners during the red carpet ceremony.
The awards for “Middle East’s Leading Business Travel Destination” and “Middle East’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination” were won by Abu Dhabi. Jordan capped off a night to remember by receiving the coveted titles of “Middle East’s Most Romantic Destination” and “Middle East’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,” while Oman won the title of “Middle East’s Leading Cultural Travel Destination.”
“What a fantastic evening it has been here in Jordan – our first Gala Ceremony in this alluring country,” stated Graham Cooke, founder of WTA. And what a magnificent environment we have here at the renowned Ritz-Carlton Amman. This evening, at Jordan’s newest hospitality gem, we indulged in the finest of the Ritz-Carlton brand.
As a starting point for seeing Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea in Jordan, the hotel offers a magnificent destination for both pleasure and business travelers.
Our awardees have aided in once again raising the standard as outstanding examples of tourist excellence.
Large winners in the aviation industry were Etihad Airways, which received five top honors, including the title of “Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class,” and Emirates, which received four titles, including “Middle East’s Leading Airline Brand.” As the “Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class,” Oman Air triumphed against fierce competition.
“Middle East’s Leading Airline” is the designation. Traveled on Qatar Airways.
Jumeirah, a giant of the hospitality industry, triumphed to win the title of “Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand.” The opulent beachfront resort in Dubai, Jumeirah Al Naseem, gained the title of “Middle East’s Leading Hotel.” Jumeirah Al Qasr received the title of “Middle East’s Leading Luxury Wedding Hotel,” Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf in Madinat Jumeirah got the title of “Middle East’s Leading Villa Resort,” and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences won the title of “Middle East’s Leading Resort Residences 2022.”
Middle East’s Leading Resort went to the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, while Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel & Spa went to The Ritz-Carlton, Amman.
The “Leading Business Hotel in the Middle East” was awarded to Conrad Dubai, and Shangri-La Jeddah won the spotlight-grabbing prize of “Middle East’s Leading New Hotel.”
Middle Eastern leaders in tour operators and destination management companies were Nirvana Travel and Tourism, Regency Travel & Tours, and Almosafer. Middle Eastern leaders in online travel agencies were Almosafer and Regency Travel & Tours.
Regional winners from the Middle East will now go to the World Travel Awards Grand Final, which will take place on November 11 in Muscat, Oman, and award the tourism industry’s top honors.