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London nominated with the World`s Leading Destination Award at the 12th annual World Travel Awards

London has won the prestigious World’s Leading Destination Award at the 12th annual World Travel Awards

London has won the prestigious World’s Leading Destination Award at the 12th annual World Travel Awards.

Voted by thousands of professionals from the travel industry, London beat off competition from the likes of Sydney, Cape Town, Dubai, Las Vegas, Paris, Rome, New York and Barcelona to take the coveted title.



The announcement was made on the eve of World Travel Market at a gala reception and dinner at the Royal Opera House, attended by Tourism Ministers, Government officials and top executives from travel related companies from all over the world.



Welcoming the announcement, Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London said, “I am pleased that the capital can claim yet another feather in its cap this year, on top of our Olympic success in July. London is the most diverse, globally inclusive tourist destination in the world and this award recognises how far we’ve come in promoting the city. The tourism industry makes an enormous contribution to the prosperity of London and I am thrilled that we are not only hosting the awards but winning them too.”



Visit London’s Chief Executive, James Bidwell, said, “This is tremendous news for London and for everyone involved in welcoming visitors to our amazing city. London has come a long way in the last few years and will continue to keep up the momentum in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have made tremendous strides in our reputation for good food, good value and high quality events. I’m delighted that the worldwide travel industry has recognised these achievements on behalf of the visitors and businesses that they represent”.



Other home winners included VisitBritain’s Chairman Lord Marshall who won the Award for Destination & Convention Bureau Travel Personality of the Year. VisitBritain also won World’s Leading Tourism and Convention Bureau and World’s Leading Tourism Authority Internet Site.

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