17 Jun

Greece’s Tourism Industry Getting Ready For World Travel Awards

The Preparations, The Organizers, the nominees… All you want to know about this Year’s Top Hospitality Event in Greece!



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 Car Rental Company
AvisEuropcar, Greece Car Rental, Holiday Autos, Sixt

Greece’s Leading All Inclusive Resort
Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort, Blue Lagoon Village, La Marquise HotelMinos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & SpaOceania Club

Greece’s Leading All Suite Hotel
Bill & Coo SuitesDomes of EloundaRodos Park Suites & Spa

Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel
ChromataElounda Gulf Villas & SuitesGrace SantoriniHotel KatikiesIconic SantoriniLato Boutique Hotel, Porto Zante VillasVilla Galini at Porto Carras Grand Resort

Greece’s Leading Boutique Spa Hotel
Casa Del MarKirini Suites & SpaLife Gallery Hotel

Greece’s Leading Business Hotel
Athenaeum InterContinental AthensAthens Ledra HotelDivani Apollon Palace & SpaDivani Caravel HotelHilton Athens

Greece’s Leading Conference Hotel
Athenaeum InterContinental AthensDivani Apollon Palace & SpaDivani Caravel HotelHotel Grande BretagneHyatt Regency ThessalonikiThe Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort

Greece’s Leading Family Resort
Aldemar Royal MareArion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Astir PalaceElounda Beach Hotel, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Sani ResortThe Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort

Greece’s Leading Hotel
Athenaeum InterContinental AthensDivani Apollon Palace & SpaElounda Beach HotelHotel Grande BretagneKing George PalaceMinos Beach Art Hotel

Greece’s Leading Hotel Management Company
Alternative Management Solution, HotelBrainLamway

Greece’s Leading Hotel Residences
Ava Hotel and Suites (Athens), Brasil Hotel Suites and Apartments (Athens), Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel and Residences (Crete)

Greece’s Leading Resort
Aldemar Royal Olympian Spa & ThalassoArion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Astir Palace,Elounda Bay PalaceMinos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & SpaMykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Porto Elounda Deluxe ResortThe Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort

Greece’s Leading Spa Resort
Aldemar Royal MareBlue Palace Resort & SpaCavo TagooDivani Apollon Palace & SpaElounda Bay PalaceMystique of SantoriniRoyal Myconian Resort and Thalasso Spa

Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company
AVRA toursHorizon Travel, MidEast International ToursVista Events.