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Best of Greece Unveiled at 25th World Travel Awards

WTA President Graham Cooke. Photo: GTP

Greece’s best hotels, resorts, destinations, airlines, travel agencies and organizations were awarded in the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala ceremony, which was recently held in the Greek capital.

Hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry”, the awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Greece among Europe’s best

Greece scored a total of 18 top European titles in various categories at the gala ceremony:

  • Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2018: Peloponnese
  • Europe’s Leading Beach Hotel 2018: Porto Zante Villas & Spa
  • Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018: Kivotos Mykonos
  • Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2018: Athens
  • Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board 2018: Athens Convention Bureau
  • Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company 2018: Mideast Travel Worldwide

    Mideast Travel Worldwide

  • Europe’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2018: HotelBrain
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018: Grand Resort Lagonissi
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2018: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2018: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2018: Grand Resort Lagonissi
  • Europe’s Leading National Tourism Strategy & Campaign 2018: GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation)
  • Europe’s Leading New Resort 2018: Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

    Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

  • Europe’s Leading Regional Airline 2018: Aegean Airlines
  • Europe’s Leading Seafront Resort 2018: Elounda Bay Palace
  • Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018: Acropolis, Athens
  • Europe’s Leading Villa Resort 2018: Porto Zante Villas & Spa
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2018: Aristotelis Divanis

    Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites

Greece’s leading tourism companies

On a country level, the WTA Europe 2018 winners for Greece are the following:

  • Greece’s Leading All Suite Hotel 2018: Astra Suites Santorini
  • Greece’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2018: Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas
  • Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018: Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites
  • Greece’s Leading Business Hotel 2018: Hilton Athens

    Hilton Athens

  • Greece’s Leading Car Rental Company 2018: Luxury Car
  • Greece’s Leading City Hotel 2018: Divani Caravel Hotel

    Divani Caravel Hotel

  • Greece’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018: Athenaeum InterContinental Athens
  • Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company 2018: Beleon Tours

    Beleon Tours

  • Greece’s Leading Family Resort 2018: Sani Resort
  • Greece’s Leading Guest Experience Destination 2018: Tinos Island, Cyclades
  • Greece’s Leading Hotel 2018: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
  • Greece’s Leading Hotel Group 2018: Divani Collection Hotels
  • Greece’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2018: HotelBrain

    HotelBrain

  • Greece’s Leading Hotel Residences 2018: Avaton Luxury Villas Resort – Relais & Châteaux
  • Greece’s Leading Hotel Suite 2018: Presidential Suite @ Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
  • Greece’s Leading Innovative Destination Marketing 2018: Marketing Greece
  • Greece’s Leading Island Destination 2018: Saronic Islands, Region of Attica
  • Greece’s Leading Island Villas 2018: Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa, Santorini

    Santo Maris Oia

  • Greece’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel 2018: Domes of Elounda
  • Greece’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2018: Grace Santorini
  • Greece’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2018: Royal Blue Mansion @ Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort
  • Greece’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2018: Conte Marino Villas
  • Greece’s Leading Mainland Destination 2018: Mani, Region of Peloponnese
  • Greece’s Leading Resort 2018: Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort
  • Greece’s Leading Travel Agency 2018: Beleon Tours
  • Greece’s Leading Villa Resort 2018: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
HotelBrain Presiden Panos Paleologos and WTA President Graham Cooke. Photo: GTP

HotelBrain Presiden Panos Paleologos and WTA President Graham Cooke. Photo: GTP

The event was held in collaboration with Greek hotel management company HotelBrain. The WTA tour began in April with WTA’s Middle East Gala Ceremony in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. WTA is also staging ceremonies in Hong Kong, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Durban (South Africa). The regional winners will progress to the Grand Final, which will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 1, 2018.

A full list of WTA 2018 winners can be found on www.worldtravelawards.com.

Read also:  'The Athens Gate' Hotel Celebrates a Year of Awards
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