Greece has been announced Best Tourism Destination for 2021 at the Tested Reader Survey Awards, organized for the 18th year by Global Traveler, a leading US monthly travel magazine.
According to an announcement by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), this is the first time that Greece receives the award.
Other “Best Tourism Destination” winners are Italy in second place; Spain and Ireland in third and fourth position, and South Africa in fifth.
The winners were selected by the readers of Global Traveler in 80 categories related to travel including destinations, airlines, airports, hotels, travel and tourism services providers etc.
This year’s survey was conducted between December 14, 2020 – September 30 2021 among over 22,000 readers.
The award ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills on December 14. Greece will be represented by Greek National Tourism Organization Head in the US & Canada Konstantinos Charokopos.
Global Traveler picks Greece for holidays
Following the announcement of the Tested Reader Survey Awards winners, Global Traveler included Greece among its “must-see” destinations for future holidays.
“All the stakeholders of the travel tourism industry have gone beyond their limits to keep the world ‘open’ for as long as possible, and it is our honor to reward them,” the magazine’s editors said.
“Whether this is your first or 20th visit to the country, make sure that Greece is on the list of destinations that you will soon visit ,” they added.
According to the GNTO, Global Traveler has an average circulation of 550,000 issues. Fifty percent of its readers are business owners or executives that fly frequently within the US and abroad.