The Zappeion Megaron Hall Hotel in Athens (Greece) hosted the WTA, World Travel Awards, in which a total of 520 general and country-specific awards were presented, with which it is intended to recognize the leading companies in the European travel industry. From airlines, hotels to car rental companies received an award.
Compared to competing destinations in the same segments, Spain has had a very discreet representation (6). Portugal, with more than 24 awards, has been the winning nation, followed by Greece (15), Turkey (11) or Italy (11). In fact, Portugal has been recognized as the new best tourist destination in Europe for the second consecutive year. In addition to the award for Best European Destination, Madeira received the award for Best Island Destination and Lisbon was chosen as Best Destination for Citizens of Europe, as well as Best Cruise Port. In total, Portugal received up to 36 awards, including the recognition of Turismo de Portugal as the best official European tourism organisation.
In the case of Spain, the awards went to:
Best Casino-Resort: Lopesan Costa Meloneras (Gran Canaria)
Best Sports Resort: Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe (Murcia)
Best resort & villas: Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe (Murcia)
Best destination for events and conferences: Madrid
Best Beach Hotel: AR Diamante Beach SPA & Convention Centre (Alicante)
Best Hotel MICE: Hotel Arts Barcelona
The full list of winners can be found at the following link. All the winners will be included in the list of nominees at the international final of the World Travel Awards to be held in Lisbon on December 1st.