This year’s award ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA), the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018, was held in Lisbon, and Greece and Greek hotels triumphed.
The WTAs have been running as an institution every year since 1993 and have been honoured by top representatives of the global tourism industry. WTAs are recognized globally as a quality symbol.
WTA gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, involving governmental and industrial leaders as well as international printed and broadcast media.
Greece managed to gain global recognition, which is a great success for both the country and the hotel facilities.
In particular, the hotel Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas Hotel gained global distinction as the best ecological accommodation, the HotelBrain Company stood out as the leading hotel management company for 2018, and the Mideast was distinguished as “WORLD’S Leading Destination Management Company 2018”.
A list of Greek achievements in European distinctions is presented below:
World’s Leading Eco-Lodge 2018: Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, Greece
Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2018: Peloponnese
Europe’s Leading Beach Hotel 2018: Porto Zante Villas & Spa
Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018: Kivotos Mykonos
Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2018: Athens
Europe’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018: Grand Resort Lagonissi
Europe’s Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2018: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli
Europe’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort 2018: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Europe’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2018: Grand Resort Lagonissi
Europe’s Leading New Resort 2018: Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort
Europe’s Leading Seafront Resort 2018: Elounda Bay Palace
Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018: Acropolis
Europe’s Leading Villa Resort 2018: Porto Zante Villas & Spa
Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company 2018: Mideast Travel Worldwide
Europe’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2018: HotelBrain Europe’s Leading
National Tourism Strategy & Campaign 2018 | ΕΟΤ
Europe’s Leading Regional Airline 2018 | Aegean Airlines
The Hotel Brain
Hotel Brain is one of the winners, and was also awarded as World’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2018.
The Company’s Chairman Mr. Konstantinos Zikos said: “The hard work, the honest and consistent strategy are rewarded. In a difficult environment, Greek tourism entrepreneurs, the State, and the institutional bodies have placed our country high on the world tourist map. That is the value of this award; the recognition of the value of tourism people and their success story. As Hotel Brain, we have tried a lot and we will continue to do our best”.
For the first time in its history, Mideast receives the title “WORLD’S Leading Destination Management Company 2018” from the World Travel Awards.
Mideast managed to stand out and get the first place in its category through a public vote.
Mideast’s Chief Executive Ms. Katerina Mousbe said: “Our award as “WORLD’S Leading DMC” was a great satisfaction and a recognition of our 35-year team work. Our challenge is to overcome ourselves on the benefit of our clients.
Once again, we would like to thank all our customers, our partners and our team that brought us to the top of the world”.