World Travel Awards Winners Revealed for 2012

by Jules on November 9, 2012

The World Travel Awards 2012 has just taken place with some interesting winners revealed. Each category is voted for by worldwide travel agents and each destination named below is sure to spark conversation. Ultimately these are the opinions of travel professionals across the world, so what do you think of the choices? Feel free to leave your comments on the subject below.

Each list of nominees of broken down into 10 subregions; Africa, Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Europe, Indian Ocean, Middle East, North America and South America.

The Leading Holiday Destinations in The World
Africa – Marrakech, Morocco
Asia – India
Australasia – Auckland, New Zealand
Caribbean – Jamaica
Mexico and Central America – Cancun, Mexico
Europe – Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom – Yorkshire
Indian Ocean – Maldives
Middle East – Dubai, UAE
North America – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
South America – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Leading City Break Destinations in The World
Asia – Singapore
Europe – London, England
North America – New York City, USA

The Leading Beach Destinations
Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
Mexico and Central America – Cancun, Mexico
Europe – The Algarve, Portugal
Indian Ocean – Seychelles – Praslin Anse Lazio
Middle East – Saadiyat beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE
South America – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
North America – Maui, Hawaii, USA

The Leading Sports Tourism Destinations
Asia – Korea
Caribbean – Jamaica
North America – Vancouver, Canada
South America – Brazil

Leading Dive Destinations
Caribbean – Cayman Islands
Indian Ocean – Mauritius

Leading Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations
Caribbean – St Lucia
Indian Ocean – Maldives
North America – Maui, Hawaii, USA
Indian Ocean (Wedding) – Mauritius

Leading Green Destination
South America – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Leading Golf Destination
Europe – Portugal

Leading Culinary Destination
South America – Peru

There are literally hundreds of different categories covering accommodation, car hire, business travel etc. These are the categories that I found most interesting but to read the full list please visit the WTA2012 website.

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