Celebrating our 28th anniversary, World Travel Awards™ is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.
In our quest to identify and reward excellence, we invite those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in our annual programme.
Apply online today…
Opening Dates & Deadlines*
|Region||Open Date||Close Date||Late Entry Deadline**|
|Africa||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Asia||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Caribbean||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Central America||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Europe||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Indian Ocean||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Middle East||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|North America||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|Oceania||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
|South America||18 Dec 2020||21 Mar 2021||30 Apr 2021|
* dates subject to change.
** the late entry deadline allows submissions after the entry closing date which is the recommended deadline to allow entries to be processed and payment to be made before voting opens. There is no additional fee for late entries.
The Winner and two runners-up from the previous year will requalify for the same award and
do not need to submit an entry. To check which nominees automatically qualify, visit the
Nominees pages where the Winner and two runners-up will be published during
the entry period. For further info on the Nominations Methodology, visit our How It Works page.
Winners and runners-ups wishing to obtain the Digital Nominee Pack should contact their
World Travel Awards contact or email us at
- Submit your entry form online.
- Your entry will be checked and vetted to ensure your nomination qualifies for the selected award/s.
- Successful applicants will be notified and sent an invoice for the entry fee.
- No fee will be taken from unsuccessful applications.
- Upon payment, your nomination will be entered into the nominations for the new year and you will be sent the Digital Nominee Pack which includes the nominee shield, vote for us button and web banners and a dedicated voting web page to market your nomination. At this point, nominations are under embargo.
- Nominees will be published when voting opens and Nominees may announce their nomination/s and begin any marketing campaigns.
The following entry fees apply for successful applications:
What You Get
Successful applicants will receive the Digital Nominee Pack (value £299) which includes the following digital products:
- • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Shield©
- • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Shield© Usage Agreement
- • World Travel Awards™ Nominee Certificate
- • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Button
- • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Web Banners
- • World Travel Awards™ Vote For Us Web Page
For more information on the Digital Nominee Pack, please download the information sheet.
Rules for Entry
- All entrants must be a travel and tourism product that serves the public or the industry.
- Your business is eligible to enter if it has been established and trading in its recent form for at least 12 months at the time of applying.
- Any entrants for New Hotel or New Resort awards will be eligible to enter if, at the time of applying, they opened within the past 18 months and were not included in the previous year’s nominations.
- Previous year’s winners and two runners up are automatically qualified in the following year’s nomination for the same award. Exceptions apply for new hotels or resorts, new products or services and marketing campaign awards.
- If your entry relates to a specific project, it must have been completed and fully implemented at the time of applying.
- Any internet or technology products must have been operational for at least 6 months at the time of applying.
- World Travel Awards retains the right to disqualify entries.
- All Entry Forms must be completed in ENGLISH.
- Entries must reach World Travel Awards by the published closing dates.
- Only complete entries will be considered.
- Entries must be submitted online.
- No refunds of the application fees will be made.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Please click the button below to apply online.