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5 September 2011 - Opodo

Turkey was among the big winners in the European leg of the 2011 World Travel Awards, the results of which were announced at an event in Antalya on Friday (2 September).

Oludeniz on the country's south-west coast was named the continent's best beach destination, while the title of Europe's leading all-inclusive resort went to the Concorde De Luxe property in Antalya.

Istanbul triumphed in the category covering city break locations and Antalya's Mardan Palace was voted the best luxury hotel in Europe.

Commenting on the results, World Travel Awards founder and president Graham E Cooke said Turkey had shown its credentials as a 'world-class tourism brand'.

He added: 'Antalya in particular represents brand Turkey at its finest.

'Its winning mix of heritage, sun-kissed beaches, state-of-the-art facilities and superb value has propelled it into the league of one of the world's great destination cities.'

Other winners at the Europe ceremony of the 2011 World Travel Awards included Lufthansa (leading airline), London (leading destination) and Hotel Le Bristol in Paris (leading hotel).

Source: Opodo


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