Greece Wins ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’ Title at World Travel Awards 2021
Greece, with its resurgent travel and tourism economy, was voted ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’ in the 28th World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe event.
Announced on Friday, the WTA 2021 winners included a number of Greek hotels and resorts, as well as travel agencies, car rental companies and destinations.
The WTA’s acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The awards are known throughout the sector as the “Oscars of the travel industry” and votes are cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.
“Our winners represent the very best of the Europe’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. They are all playing starring roles in leading the travel and tourism recovery,” World Travel Awards Founder Graham Cooke said.
Commenting on Greece’s win, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said: “Greece managed the pandemic and followed medical and travel protocols in the best possible way, proving to the world that it is the most beautiful but also the safest destination. This international award for 2021 comes to confirm that when it comes to tourism we are champions in quality and the travel experience.”
The minister added that Greece has extended the season and is will also welcome tourists in November.
“The professionals in the field must prepare for a strong 2022,” he highlighted.
Greece won the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’ for 2021 and also scored another 13 top European titles in various categories at the awards:
Europe’s Leading Beach Hotel 2021 – Porto Zante Villas & Spa
Europe’s Leading Beach Resort 2021 – Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort 2021 – Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
Europe’s Leading Conference Resort 2021 – Grand Resort Lagonissi
Europe’s Leading Family Resort 2021 – Sani Resort
Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel 2021 – Grand Forest Metsovo
Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2021 – The Magnificent Villa Sunset @ Casa del Mar, Mykonos
Europe’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2021 – Grand Resort Lagonissi
Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort 2021 – Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
Europe’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2021 – Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel 2021 – InterContinental Athenaeum Athens
Europe’s Leading Seafront Resort 2021 – Elounda Bay Palace
Europe’s Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination 2021 – Region of Attica
Greece was also among the 2021 winners in the Mediterranean category as the Elounda Bay Palace on Crete scooped the title of “Mediterranean’s Leading Luxury Resort 2021”.
On a country level, the WTA Europe 2021 winners for Greece are the following:
Greece’s Leading All Suite Hotel 2021 – Katikies Garden
Greece’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2021 – Creta Maris Beach Resort
Greece’s Leading Beach Resort 2021 – Creta Maris Beach Resort
Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2021 – Kenshō Psarou
Greece’s Leading Business Hotel 2021 – InterContinental Athenaeum Athens
Greece’s Leading Car Rental Company 2021 – Surprice Car Rentals
Greece’s Leading City Hotel 2021 – Divani Caravel Hotel
Greece’s Leading Conference Hotel 2021 – Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company 2021 – Mideast Travel Worldwide
Greece’s Leading Family Resort 2021 – Sani Resort
Greece’s Leading Hotel 2021 – Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Greece’s Leading Hotel Group 2021 – Metaxa Hospitality Group
Greece’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2021 – HotelBrain Group
Greece’s Leading Hotel Residences 2021 – Avaton Luxury Villas Resort – Relais & Châteaux
Greece’s Leading Hotel Suite 2021 – Royal Suite @ Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Greece’s Leading Island Destination 2021 – Saronic Islands, Region of Attica
Greece’s Leading Island Villas 2021 – Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
Greece’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel 2021 – Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
Greece’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2021 – Belvedere Hotel Mykonos
Greece’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2021 – Royal Blu Mansion @ Mykonos Blu Grecotel Boutique Resort
Greece’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2021 – Dikoarch Villa
Greece’s Leading Mainland Destination 2021 – Mani, Region of Peloponnese
Greece’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2021 – Bookgreece.com
Greece’s Leading Resort 2021 – Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort
Greece’s Leading Tour Operator 2021 – Kallisti Tours
Greece’s Leading Travel Agency 2021 – Majestic Travel
Greece’s Leading Travel Management Company 2021 – Mideast Travel Worldwide
Greece’s Leading Villa Resort 2021 – Porto Zante Villas & SpaEstablished in 1993, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.