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The Winners of the Uzakrota Global Travel Awards Have Been Announced.


Uzakrota Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled the 2020 winners of its World Leading categories.

After registration between 18th and 24th January 2021, the voting began on 25th January, lasted until midnight on 5th February 2021. As a result of the competition, in which 182,475 votes were registered globally awards were distributed in 45 categories. In addition, Uzakrota Special Awards were given to 5 of Tourism Professionals.

The awards will be presented to the winners along with the 2021 awards at Uzakrota Global Summit in Istanbul on the evening of the 2nd December.

Best of Year Awards Winners 2020

01 – World’s Leading Travel App

  • Yanolja – 1417
  • Enuygun – 1412
  • Trip.com – 1041

02 – World’s Leading Travel Brand

  • Plaza Premium Group – 1294
  • Skyscanner – 1265
  • Jolly – 1244

03 – World’s Leading Travel Website

  • Jollytur.com – 2028
  • Bidroom.com – 2001
  • Forbestravelguide.com – 956

04 – World’s Leading Travel Brand Blog

  • Skyscanner.net/news – 1551
  • Blog.halalbooking.com – 1081
  • Hotelmize.com/blog – 992

05 – World’s Leading Travel Blog

  • Bizevdeyokuz.com – 1005
  • en.travelepisodes.com – 592
  • bemytravelmuse.com – 356

06 – World’s Leading Travel Technology Provider

  • Amadeus – 1367
  • Pegasus Solutions – 665
  • SAN TSG – 486

07 – World’s Leading Travel Influencer Agency

  • Unite.ad – 1189
  • Travelmindset – 930
  • Influencer.com – 441

08 – World’s Leading Social Travel Brand

  • Turkish Airlines – 1662
  • Etstur – 1364
  • Trivago – 1106

09 – World’s Leading Airline Booking Website

  • Enuygun – 1366
  • Kiwi.com – 1099
  • Bilet.com – 588

10 – World’s Leading Digital Airline Brand

  • Emirates Airline – 1519
  • Pegasus Airlines – 1401
  • Singapore Airlines – 1076

11 – World’s Leading Airline

  • Turkish Airlines – 1883
  • Singapore Airlines – 1208
  • Emirates Airline – 841

12 – World’s Leading Low-cost Airline

  • Pegasus Airlines – 1505
  • Corendon Airlines – 952
  • Air Asia – 850

13 – World’s Leading Regional Airline

  • Oman Air – 1124
  • Air Astana – 949
  • AirSerbia – 560

14 – World’s Leading Cruise Brand

  • MSC Cruises – 1349
  • Celestyal Cruises – 882
  • Albatros Expeditions – 774

15 – World’s Leading Hotel Brand

  • Radisson Hotel Group – 1245
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts – 1137
  • Rixos Hotels – 1032

16 – World’s Leading City Hotel

  • Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul – 1394
  • Hilton Istanbul Maslak, Istanbul – 976
  • lebua Tower Hotel, Bangkok – 461

17 – World’s Leading Boutique Hotel

  • Museum Hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey – 1316
  • Dionysos Village Hotel, Bozburun, Turkey – 675
  • Hotel TwentySeven, Amsterdam, Netherlands – 385

18 – World’s Leading Hotel Channel Management System

  • HotelRunner – 2209
  • eZee – 867
  • Hotel Link – 559

19 – World’s Leading Hotel Technology Provider

  • Icibot – 1934
  • Webee – 1707
  • Hotelmize – 562

20 – World’s Leading Hotel Booking Website

  • Odamax.com – 1128
  • Hotels.com – 1052
  • HolidayCheck.com – 956

21 – World’s Leading Global Sales Agency

  • APG Network – 1146
  • Gözen GSA – 1095
  • Discover the World – 779

22 – World’s Leading Global Distribution System

  • Amadeus – 1486
  • Travelport – 775
  • Hitit – 605

23 – World’s Leading Incoming Tour Operator

  • Corendon Touristic – 1030
  • Anex Tour – 891
  • SKYhub – 761

24 – World’s Leading Outgoing Tour Operator

  • Anex Tour – 1049
  • SKYhub – 711
  • Trafalgar – 674

25 – World’s Leading B2B Booking Platform

  • Bedsonline – 1217
  • LookBookHoliday.com – 1191
  • TBO Holidays – 574

26 – World’s Leading Cruise Booking Website

  • Goldenbaytour.com – 1204
  • Gemiturlari.com – 498
  • Cruisebay.com – 450

27 – World’s Leading Corporate Travel Agency

  • Egencia – 1172
  • American Express Global Business Travel – 849
  • BCD Travel – 551

28 – World’s Leading Travel Management Company

  • Golden Bay Tour Corporate – 1531
  • Seturbiz.com – 1474
  • Turk Ekspres – 848

29 – World’s Leading Car Rental Company

  • Avis – 769
  • Budget – 738
  • Hertz – 540

30 – World’s Leading Bus Booking Website

  • obilet.com – 913
  • Turna.com – 558
  • Redbus.com – 474

31 – World’s Leading MICE Tourism Agency

  • Tourismo, Turkey – 1023
  • Setur MICE, Turkey – 965
  • Laranaz USA, USA – 208

32 – World’s Leading OTA

  • Meetings.com – 822
  • Tiket.com – 639
  • Makemytrip.com – 476

33 – World’s Leading Car Rental Website

  • Discovercars.com – 1034
  • Rentalcars.com – 730
  • Rentcars.com – 619

34 – World’s Leading City Tourism Destination

  • Izmir, Turkey – 1219
  • Belgrade, Serbia – 755
  • New York, The United States – 626

35 – World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination

  • Istanbul, Turkey – 1567
  • Singapore – 582
  • Berlin, Germany – 516

36 – World’s Leading Country Tourism Destination

  • Philippines – 1733
  • Turkey – 1730
  • Dominican Republic – 915

37 – World’s Leading Tourist Board

  • Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board – 1497
  • Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency – 1390
  • Tourism Promotions Board Philippines – 1289

38 – World’s Leading Hotel Association

  • TUROB – Hotel Association of Turkey – 1171
  • AHA – Azerbaijan Hotel Association – 346
  • INTHA – International Hoteliers Association – 339

39 – World’s Leading Travel Agencies Association

  • TURSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies – 1190
  • JTA – Japan Association of Travel Agents – 323
  • DRV – The German Travel Association – 297

40 – World’s Leading Tourism Association

  • SKAL International – 966
  • UNWTO – The World Tourism Organization – 622
  • WTTC – World Travel & Tourism Council – 599

41 – World’s Leading Travel Payment Platform

  • Paymentwall – 1014
  • İyzico – 929
  • Trust My Travel – 407

42 – World’s Leading Travel Startup

  • Faredirect – 1961
  • Bidroom – 1805
  • Hotelforex – 913

43 – World’s Leading Travel Scaleup

  • Neredekal.com – 960
  • Meetings.com – 695
  • Yanolja – 670

44 – World’s Leading Travel Leader

  • Filip Boyen – Forbes Travel Guide – 1019
  • Gloria Guevara Manzo – World Travel & Tourism Council – 625
  • Michael Pichler – Salesforce – 550

45 – World’s Leading Travel Founder

  • Michael Ros – Bidroom – 1754
  • Yiğit Gürocak – obilet.com – 591
  • Mete Vardar – Jolly – 574

Uzakrota Special Awards

  • Oktay Temeller – Setur
  • Çağdaş Polat – HIS Travel
  • George Dumitru – wbe.travel
  • Michael Pichler – Salesforce
  • Amit Taneja – Cleartrip

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