Established in 1993, World Travel Awards seeks to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry. In 2013, over 500,000 votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.
This year, Jetwing Lagoon, Jetwing Vil Uyana, and Jetwing Blue stood dominant in their categories, winning the same awards as last year– for (respectively) Sri Lanka's Leading Spa Resort, Sri Lanka's Leading Boutique Hotel, and Sri Lanka's Leading Wedding Venue. Members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Jetwing Lagoon and Jetwing Vil Uyana are both marvels of architecture and design with the former being one of Bawa's finest creations, and Jetwing Vil Uyana an unparalleled combination of nature and luxury. Jetwing Blue and Jetwing Lagoon are situated in the calm fishing town of Negombo, and the birthplace of the company as well.
Speaking in relation to the event, Jetwing's Head of Sales and Marketing Ishanth Gunewardene was happy to say: ““Our product and quality of service is now world class and gaining popularity internationally and that is testament to our dedication and commitment to true Sri Lankan hospitality and our innovative approach. Accolades like this only help to further the strides we are making in this regard and has resulted in Jetwing becoming the premier hospitality brand in Sri Lanka. Winning three awards is indeed an achievement and I would like to thank all our associates for their hard work and dedication. We have quite a few exciting projects in the pipeline and look forward to receiving similar accolades in the future!”.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 40 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand.
Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.