World Travel Awards unveils its Europe Nominees for 2013 as voting opens for the European Awards which is set to become the hottest ticket on the agenda in this busy tourism region.

World Travel Awards is celebrating a landmark 20th year as the Oscars of the Travel Industry. In this the European Regional awards, over 1300 travel, tourism and hospitality companies will compete for the prestigious top Awards culminating in at a glittering Gala Presentation Ceremony in Antalya,Turkey. Online voting has now opened and the organisers of the awards are encouraging both trade and consumers to submit their votes in order to determine those who excel in travel, tourism and hospitality in Europe.

WTA’s 2013 Grand Tour will include regional legs in the Maldives, Dubai (UAE), Antalya (Turkey), Kenya, Peru, Antigua and Singapore throughout the year. The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place at the end of 2013.

The ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international media.