The nominees for the World Travel Awards have been announced, with more Irish businesses in the running for awards.
Now in its 30th year, the World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to “recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry”, and showcases a wide range of businesses nominated each year.
The awards showcase the best hotels and experiences around the world through its Grand Tour, made up of regional traditions held on each continent. The event is attended by industry experts and insiders, and the awards are voted on by qualified executives working within the travel and tourism industry.
Groups cover everything from luxury and luxury hotels and culinary tours to travel and tourism agencies. With summer well under way and maybe a staycation or two on the cards for some people, the prize provides plenty of incentive for the next trip around Ireland.
Among Ireland’s Leading Hotels are some of the country’s most popular properties: Adare Manor in Co Limerick, Castle Leslie Estate in Co Monaghan, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa in West Cork, InterContinental Dublin, The Westbury in Dublin and The Westin in Dublin .
Among Ireland’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2023 were Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel, Ashford Castle in Co Mayo, Ballyfin in co Laois, Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel in Co Kildare, Castle Durrow Country House Hotel in Co Laois, Conrad Dublin, Dromoland Castle in Co Clare, Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Co Wicklow and The K Club in Co Kildare.
For something smaller, closer but less expensive, a boutique hotel is the way to go and the most popular with travelers. The Leading Boutique Hotel in Ireland 2023 category includes Castle Leslie Estate. Dromoland Castle, Dylan Hotel in Dublin, Hayfield Manor in Co Cork, The Cashel Palace in Co Tipperary, The Clarence Hotel in Dublin and The g Hotel & Spa in Co Galway.
Other leading whiskey distilleries also featured in Ireland’s Leading Whiskey Distillery Tour 2023, with Jameson Distillery Bow St., Old Bushmills Distillery and Teeling Whiskey Distillery all shortlisted.
Voting for the European group closes on 20 August, winners announced on 30 September. Read the full list of Irish nominees here.