The World Travel Awards European gala was held last night at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens. Winners leading airline Lufthansa, and Portugal’s tourism board took home honors.
One of the most prestigious travel accolades out there, the World Travel Awards are known as the “Oscars of Travel” by industry executives worldwide. Among this year’s winners, the host hotel Divani Apollon Palace, and Europcar, took home honors along with dozens of other excellent players in the tourism game. World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke has this to say about this year’s Europe gala:
“It was a fantastic night for our winners, congratulations to them all. This is our first visit to Greece and Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso have done a wonderful job in hosting our Europe Gala Ceremony; they should be tremendously proud of their achievements. Europe is presently in the middle of a fast paced recovery after a couple of tough years, and the brands that have taken our awards tonight are at the forefront of this. Our voters have recognised these are the key industry players who will be leading the pack over the coming years. This is a springboard to their continued success.”
Frasers Hospitality won Europe’s Leading Service Apartment Brand, Conrad Algarve of Portugal was named Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort, and Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel took home the Greece Boutique Hotel badge. The awards gala was was hosted by Greek celebrity presenters Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos and Mary Sinatsaki, and included entertainment by Greek pop-rock sensation Onirama and a performance from the Dora Stratou Greek Dancers.
The World Travel Awards celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2014, with the Europe Gala Ceremony the second stop on the annual Grand Tour. So far World Travel Awards has been too Dubai, and now heads off to the Centro Cultural Itchimbía, Quito, Ecuador, for the South & Central America Gala Ceremony on August 9th.
For the complete list of winners readers should visit this link.