11 December 2017 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has won the award for ‘World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the 24th annual World Travel Awards.
The announcement was made at the World Gala Ceremony in Phu Quoc, Vietnam on Sunday evening. This is the first time an Irish venue has won the coveted title and the venue beat off tough international competition from fourteen venues around the world including previous winners Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - ADNEC, Berlin ExpoCenter City, Dubai World Trade Centre, ExCeL London, Qatar National Convention Centre, and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaking about the achievement, Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said, “We are delighted to win this award. It means the world to us and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us. This achievement reflects the talent, energy and passion of the entire team, who are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and excellence in event delivery. It’s inspiring to see the outstanding quality of international venues, destinations and organisations represented at these awards and we are very proud to be the first Irish venue to take this title home.”
Dermod Dwyer, Executive Chairman of The CCD added, “We have set out our Vision 2025 and defined our purpose as ‘setting the stage to welcome the world to Ireland’. This award reinforces for us that we have the privilege of playing a key role in attracting business tourism to the country. What makes it even more special is that this award is voted for by professionals and consumers in the travel and tourism industry and it is an honour to be recognised through a large and global vote.”
The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals and business and leisure travel consumers worldwide and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence that The CCD has demonstrated in the last twelve months.
Head of Marketing & Communications
The Convention Centre Dublin
About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. It is located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.
About World Travel Awards
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The brand aims to celebrate those organisations who push the boundaries of industry excellence.