The World Travel Awards have narrowed down the list of nominees for its European Gala Ceremony 2014, starting from several hundreds down to the few who are open to the voting stage, for industry professionals and members of the travelling public to vote for their choice.
The announcement of the the results and the distribution of the awards will take place at the Divani Apollo Palace & Thalasso, Athens on August 2nd, where industry stakeholders from across the region will gather for the prestigious event.
The evening of the awards will be sponsored by the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and Divani Collection Hotels, and will include a gala dinner, top entertainment as well as the presentation of the awards.
Over the weekend, the guests will have the opportunity to participate in a complete itinerary over the weekend, which can me called the ‘journey through Greece’.
World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke explained: “We have scoured the European continent to select the finest travel, tourism and hospitality organisations for inclusion in our list of 2014 nominees. Now it is over to you, our voters, to select the companies you deem most deserving of acclaim.”
He also added: “With the winners set to be announced in August, now is the time to make your mark on this prestigious event.”
In the leading categories, Lufthansa will defend its title of Europe’s Leading Airline from challengers including Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air France, KLM and British Airways, while Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all go head-to-head in the fight for the title of Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company.
In hospitality, keenly contested categories such as Europe’s Leading New Hotel, which will this year see entries from Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, InterContinental Davos, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Rosewood London, Shangri-La Bosphorus, The Alpina Gstaad, The London EDITION, and W Verbier.
“We are delighted to welcome World Travel Awards to Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso and to Athens, Greece, for the first time. With voting now open the build up to the event has truly begun. Best of luck to all the Europe nominees and see you in August.” added Niki Fotiou, Marketing & PR Manager, Divani Collection Hotels
For the full list of categories click here.