Europe Gala Ceremony 2010

1 October 2010 – Antalya


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It was a night of elation at this year’s World Travel Awards Europe Ceremony held in Antalya, Turkey on Friday 1st October.

The industry’s top brass – including CEOs and directors of leading travel companies, government ministers and tourist board chiefs – all gathered to battle it out at the most important evening of the year in European travel and tourism.

VIPs in attendance included Ilhan Açikgöz, President of GETOB; Sururi Çorabatir, President of AKTOB; Çemil Uĝurlu, President of Betuyab, Andres Erm, CEO of Leopolis Hotel; Talha Görgülü, Kayi Group Chairman; Tahir Görgülü, Kayi Group CEO and General Manager of Sky Airlines. Jason Ngobeni, Executive Director of Economic Development for City of Johannesburg; Hamdi Topcu, Chairman of Turkish Airlines and Mohammed Al Amiri, CEO of Amiri Consultancy.

The biggest applause of the night was saved for the Special Achievement Award which this year was presented to Talha Görgülü, Chairman of Kayi Group, for his outstanding achievement within the Turkish travel industry.

The world-famous Fire of Anatolia dance act provided the entertainment for the evening as the stunning cast of 45 dancers stepped, stomped and swirled to traditional folk music from the Black Sea to the Balkans. Hosting the event was Turkish presenter and journalist Seda Akgul. Other entertainment on the night included The Magic Drifters.

18:30 Registration
18:45 Drinks Reception
20:00 Gala Dinner & Ceremony
23:00 Carriages

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