Rich, Business Travelers Name Greece Best Destination for 2022

ATHENS – Hoping to end 2022 with a record-breaking year for tourism as the COVID—19 pandemic wanes, Greece was named Best Tourism Destination for 2022 for a second consecutive year at Global Traveler’s Annual Tested Reader Survey Awards.

Launched in 2004, Global Traveler (GT) magazine said it has a readership of more than 500,000 people, aiming at connecting brands with US-based frequent business and luxury travelers, a key audience for Greece.

The 19th edition of its Tested Reader Survey ran for nine months and drew some 1.5 million votes from 22.000 readers in 80 categories. The majority of this year’s voters were CEOs and owners of companies.

Greece has picked up honors from a number of tourism and travel sites and groups, including in the United States as Americans – some 500,000 of them – helped lead the charge with international air traffic back again.

In June, Greece was named “Best Historical Attractions International” destination at the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and for a third year I a row won the title of Favorite Country for a third year in a row at The Trazees.

Adding to the accolades, in November Greece won four awards at the especially sought honors from the 2022 Travvy Awards, said the site GTP Headlines of the year’s success.

“It’s an extraordinary honor to acknowledge those travel providers that are the best of the best,” Francis X. Gallagher, Global Traveler’s publisher and CEO said of the awards, with Greece followed by Spain, Italy, Mexico and Ireland.


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