World Travel Awards media event in Athens. Pictured are Divani Collection Hotels’ Niki Fotiou, marketing & PR manager; and Spyros Maganiotis, director of sales. Photo © GTP
Athens is preparing for this year’s “Oscars of the travel industry,” the World Travel Awards, which will be hosted in Greece for the first time since their establishment in 1993.
The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Vouliagmeni, Athens, will host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony this August. Photo © Divani Collection Hotels
“In what promises to be the best in Athens, we’ll celebrate the best of the travel industry,” Graham E Cooke, WTA President & Founder, said in a video message during a recent media event held at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in the Greek capital.
As announced at the media event, the events centered around the 21st World Travel Awards will last three days (1-3 August) and offered in conjunction with host Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso. The Three-Day Experience In Greece will include an organized tour around the Greek capital Athens and a cruise around the Saronic Gulf.
The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 will be held on 2 August at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and Divani Collection Hotels.
Senior representatives from Europe’s finest travel brands are scheduled to attend WTA’s Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 as they vie to win the most coveted accolade in the industry.
Greek nominees for an “Oscar” in travel
The Greek companies included among the Europe nominees in various categories (Car, Hotels & Resorts, Spa and Travel Agencies & Tour Operators) of the 21st World Travel Awards are the following:
Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel
Chromata, Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Grace Santorini, Hotel Katikies, Iconic Santorini, Lato Boutique Hotel, Porto Zante Villas, Villa Galini at Porto Carras Grand Resort
Greece’s Leading Conference Hotel
Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, Divani Apollon Palace & Spa, Divani Caravel Hotel, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort
Greece’s Leading Family Resort
Aldemar Royal Mare, Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Astir Palace, Elounda Beach Hotel, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Sani Resort, The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort
Greece’s Leading Resort
Aldemar Royal Olympian Spa & Thalasso, Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Astir Palace,Elounda Bay Palace, Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort, The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort