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Greece’s Best Honored At The World Travel Awards 2014

Greek presenters Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos and Mary Sinatsaki.

Greek presenters Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos and Mary Sinatsaki.

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke. Photo © WTA

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke. Photo © WTA

The Greek winners of the 21st World Travel Awards were announced on 2 August at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 held in Athens at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso.

Hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry,” World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The brand aims to celebrate airlines, hotels, airports, casinos, travel agencies and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. Votes are cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.

Greece’s best revealed

On a country level, the World Travel Awards 2014 winners for Greece are the following:

Leading All Inclusive Resort: Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa
Leading All Suite Hotel: Domes of Elounda
Leading Boutique Hotel: Iconic Santorini
Leading Boutique Spa Hotel: Casa Del Mar
Leading Business Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel
Leading Car Rental Company: Avis
Leading Conference Hotel: Athenaeum InterContinental Athens
Leading Destination Management Company: Mideast Travel Worldwide
Leading Family Resort: Porto Carras Grand Resort
Leading Hotel: Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Leading Hotel Management Company: HotelBrain
Leading Hotel Residences: Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel and Residences (Crete)
Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite @ Arion, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel: Bill & Coo Suites
Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel: Katikies Hotel
Leading Luxury Boutique Spa Hotel: Kirini Suites & Spa
Leading Resort: Porto Carras Grand Resort
Leading Spa Resort: Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

Following are comments made by some of the winners of the night.

Rea Vervita, director general Rent a Car of Avis.

Rea Vervita, director general Rent a Car of Avis.

Avis
“These specific distinctions inspire us to work even harder to develop our services even more and set the bar even higher.” – Rea Vervita, director general Rent a Car of Avis

Besides winning the award for Greece’s Leading Car Rental Company, Avis also walked away with the awards for Europe’s Leading Business Car Rental Company and Europe’s Leading Luxury Car Rental Company for the Avis Prestige service.

Mideast's owner and managing director, Katerina Mousbeh and manager, Maria Mousbeh.

Mideast’s owner and managing director, Katerina Mousbeh and manager, Maria Mousbeh.

Mideast
” Our customers’ love in Greece and abroad gives us the power to keep trying even harder every single day. Winning this international award in a ceremony that was for the first time hosted in our country, is for us the greatest honor. Our promise remains one: To be by your side every single moment realizing your dreams, always combined with Mideast’s incomparable care.” – Katerina Mousbeh, owner and managing director of Mideast

Sofia Sideridou, marketing executive of Porto Carras Grand Resort.

Sofia Sideridou, marketing executive of Porto Carras Grand Resort.

Porto Carras Grand Resort
“This double award winning, apart from being a reason for celebration, is brilliant proof showing that Porto Carras Grand Resort is continuously striving for service excellence… Constant renovations and updates of facilities aim at always providing best service and safety to our guests.” – Porto Carras management

Porto Carras Grand Resort was entitled as a winner in the following categories: Greece’s Leading Family Resort and Greece’s Leading Resort.

Greece is among Europe’s best

Greece scored a total of eight top European titles in various categories at the gala ceremony.

The Acropolis of Athens. Photo © Alfio Ferlito, Shutterstock

The Acropolis of Athens. Photo © Alfio Ferlito, Shutterstock

Leading Tourist Attraction:  Acropolis
Leading Beach Destination: Corfu
Leading Regional Airline: Aegean Airlines
Leading Spa Hotel: Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Leading Meetings & Conference Center: Grand Resort Lagonissi
Responsible Tourism Award: Costa Navarino
Leading Luxury Beach Villas: Porto Zante Villas
Leading Private Beach Hotel: Porto Zante Villas

For more on the gala ceremony, press here.

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