World Travel Awards 2017 We’re excited to share that All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels won World’s Leading Entertainment Resort Brand 2017 at the World Travel Award’s Grand Final Gala Ceremony which was held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay on December 10. If you’re not familiar with the World Travel Awards, it was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. World Travel Awards celebrated its 24th anniversary year in 2017. Its annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with its Grand Tour – a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognize excellence within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. The World Travel Awards is the most sought after awards program in the global travel and tourism industry. To be voted a World Travel Award winner is an accolade which many strive for but few achieve.