Second shortlist unveiled for International Travel & Tourism Awards 2019

 Friday, August 16, 2019 


The second line-up of shortlisted candidates for the International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM, is revealed on 15 August, 2019.


More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards scheme, now in their second year, as the Awards will celebrate the very best of travel and tourism on a global scale. The ITTAs recognise the outstanding successes of destinations, tourist boards, private sector companies and individuals.


The winners will be announced to an audience of more than 500 leading industry figures – including Heads of Tourism and Government Ministers – during a prestigious awards ceremony at Magazine London. The brand new event space, which is located just a stone’s throw away from WTM London venue, ExCeL offers a super modern experience with outstanding views of the City.


The ITTAs, presented by WTM and supported by the UNWTO, welcomed a selection of distinguished judges to assess the first tranche of categories, and the contenders have today been unveiled.


Expert judges were drawn from top industry organisations including, WTTC, International Airline Group (IAG), Adobe, Earth Changers, London & Partners, Euromonitor International, public relations body PRCA and the Global Wellness Institute.


The Best Destination category, introduced for 2019, saw an overwhelming response with more than 20 entries, so to enable the judges to compare the entries fairly, this category is now split into Country, City and Region, creating three separate categories.


Nicole Smart, International Travel & Tourism Awards Organiser, said: “We are amazed to see even more shortlisted entries for 2019, compared to the inaugural event last year. I feel this alone shows huge support from the industry.


“We have been delighted with both the volume and quality of the entries, with contenders entering from across the globe – from destinations as diverse as St.Kitts, Jordan, Kerala and Wales – and they demonstrate how tourism is playing a vital role in the economies of different cities and regions.


“Our judges have been greatly impressed by the exceptional quality of entries, and those who are on the shortlist know they have reached a very high standard – they will be among the best in the world.


The second categories to have shortlists unveiled are listed below, with the first wave announced last month (Thursday 25 July).


Best National Tourism Board Campaign


Azerbaijan: Take Another Look by Azerbaijan Tourism Board

Incredible India by CNBC

Revitalising Tobago Tourism by Gravity Global

The St. Kitts Shout Out by Rooster PR

Feel Slovenia, Experience Croatia by Slovenian Tourist Board and Croatian National Tourist Board

#GetNZontheMap by Tourism New Zealand



Best in Adventure


Rubondo Island Camp, Rubondo Island National Park, Lake Victoria, Tanzania by Asilia Africa

Alice in 7 Wonderlands by DEC BBDO

Explore launches short break: Discover Chernobyl by Explore

Intrepid Travel Women’s Expeditions by Intrepid Travel

Guyana as a Leading Sustainable Adventure Destination by LOTUS

Creating The Closest Thing To Flying by Rooster PR

Alpe-Adria-Trail by Slovenian Tourist Board

Jordan Trail by The Jordan Trail Association

Getting off the beaten track in Northern Thailand, by The Tuk Tuk Club



Best Digital Campaign in Tourism


Join me in Jamaica by Brighter Group, a Finn Partners Company

TBC Asia 2018 by Cinnamon Hotel Management Ltd

Destination Abu Dhabi 2018 by Department of Culture and Tourism

VisitBritain – #GreatBritishSurprise by Digital Visitor

Wanderers – powered by G Adventures by G Adventures

Discover Your South Africa by Ginger Juice

#keyframe19: Plenty of influencers – and no ads, please by Hamburg Marketing GmbH

iClick Interactive x Palazzo Versace Hotel: Expanding Brand Presence in Digital China by iClick Interactive Asia Limited

Kerala Blog Express 5 by Kerala Tourism

Tourism and Events Queensland – #GoForGold with the Queensland Games by MDSG

Serbia Moments by National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

MTV in Western Australia by SLC Representation



Best in Luxury


Santorini Luxury Cruises – The experience of a lifetime! by Caldera Yachting

The Art of Celebration by CNBC

Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Santorini by PR MEDIACO

Alpe-Adria-Golf by Slovenian Tourist Board



Best PR Campaign


Malta Tourism Authority: Valletta 2018 by Brighter Group, a Finn Partners Company

We’ve Come a Long Way by Jago and Tourism NI

#CoverTheProgress by KETCHUM INC

First World Bee Day PR Campaign by Slovenian Tourist Board

Lost Skills campaign by Travelopia: The Moorings | Sunsail



Best Digital Influencer Campaign


#LoveAntiguaBarbuda 2018 by Brighter Group, a Finn Partners Company

Archipelago Guide For An Accidental Traveller by Citynomadi Ltd

Abu Dhabi Destination Campaign by Department of Culture and Tourism

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands with The Moorings and Simon Shaw by Travelopia: The Moorings | Sunsail

Nassau Paradise Island & Find Us Lost by VERB Interactive



Best Destination Campaign – Country


Azerbaijan: Take Another Look by Azerbaijan Tourism Board

Buzz4trips by Buzz4trips

Incredible !ndia 2.0 by CNN International Commercial

Revitalising Tobago Tourism by Gravity Global

#CoverTheProgress by KETCHUM INC

Destination Campaign | No spoilers. See it live. by Loosers s.r.o.

Wales Reimagined: Reviving Post Industrial Landscapes with Adventure Tourism by Smorgasbord

South African Tourism – Discover Your South Africa by The Brighter Group



Best in Responsible Tourism


Green Motion Environmental Strategy by Green Motion International

Turizem Bohinj – Creating Sustainble Destination Model by AM+A Marketing & Media Relations





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