EATA and ANA Support Athens’ Candidacy at 28th World Travel Awards

ATHENS — The Development and Tourism Promotion Company of the Municipality of Athens (EATA) and the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) support Athens' candidacy at this year's 28th World Travel Awards. The Greek capital is claiming the title of the top European City Break destination among 15 cities, including London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and Berlin.

Those who want to support Athens at the International Travel Awards, should register and then vote at the link: bit.ly/Vote_for_Athens.

The "Tourism Oscars", as these awards are often referred to, record more than 2,000,000 electronic votes each year, with the number constantly increasing by participants, who thus express their confidence in the international travel and tourism industry.

Voting ends Wednesday, 14 July.


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