Greece Takes Home 17 Honors at World Travel Awards Ceremony

MALLORCA – Adding to its allure and accolades as tourists keep pouring in during the waning COVID-19 pandemic, Greece won 17 honors at the World Travel Awards European Gala Ceremony 2022, held in Mallorca, Spain.

During the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards for this year, also known as the Oscars of tourism, Athens has been considered as Europe’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported.

Among the winners for Greece were hotels in a number of categories, the country seeing more 5-Star facilities and luxury resorts being built or upgraded to attract especially the rich and celebrities.

Among the awards for Greece, some were in Europe’s Leading Beach Resort category, as well as Europe’s Leading Beach Resort, Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort, and Europe’s Leading Conference Resort categories for this year, although Portugal was voted the best destination.



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