Athens bags three honors at the 25th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018

Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Athens bagged three honors at the 25th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018, which was held on Saturday evening at the Greek capital.

The awards are hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry”. It acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Athens was announced Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2018 among 13 nominees including Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and London.

While receiving the award, the Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said that Athens has become a popular destination, and overnight stays have currently reached three to four on average.

The Acropolis in Athens has been named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2018, among other landmark sites such as the Buckingham Palace in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Roman Colosseum in Rome.

The Athens Convention Bureau was announced Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board 2018 among other nominees such as Madrid Destino, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Rome Tourism Board, the Saint-Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Visit London and Visit Berlin.

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) won the award for Europe’s Leading National Tourism Strategy & Campaign 2018.

The 25th World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 recognized airlines, hotels, airports, casinos, travel agencies and destinations that are speaking of industry excellence. Votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.

Hundreds of Europe’s leading travel and tourism figures attended the gala, which was staged at the historic Zappeion Megaron Hall.


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