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World Travel Awards to welcome guests to Greece for fabulous three-day experience

20 May 2014 - London

World Travel Awards has revealed a full three-day itinerary of events and activities on offer to guests at the Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 on August 1st-3rd.

Offered in conjunction with hosts Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, the programme will present a series of unrivalled networking opportunities and is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Guests arriving ahead of the Gala Ceremony on Friday August 1st will be treated to a traditional welcome with a host of delicious Greek produce on offer at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso. Set amid dramatic scenery overlooking the sea, and offering a breathtaking sunset, the networking opportunity is sure to start the event in style.

On August 2nd industry leaders will be offered a series of enviable choices, including an organised tour around the Greek capital Athens and a private visit to the New Acropolis Museum – recently voted one of the best museums in the world. Alternatively, guests are invited to enjoy an indulgent spa treatment at the award-winning Divani Apollon Thalasso Spa or a chance to unwind at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso private beach.

On Sunday August 3rd, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy a cruise around the Saronic Gulf. The closing event on the itinerary will present a final, post-event, networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere, with delectable Greek produce available to delight the taste buds.

World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 is being held on August 2nd at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and will include top entertainment and the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry.

Over 2,500 nominees will be hoping to secure sufficient votes from industry professionals and members of the travelling public invited in order to win a prestigious World Travel Award with voting concluding on June 23rd.

World Travel Awards President, Graham Cooke, said:  “Working closely with Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso we have put together a whistle-stop tour of Greek highlights.”

He added: “Nominees and winners attending the Gala Ceremony are invited to take advantage of the tours on a complimentary basis and we look forward to welcoming them in August.”

Niki Fotiou, Marketing & PR Manager, Divani Collection Hotels, added: “Our goal is to organise truly memorable moments for everyone to share. We want to offer to our guests a real taste of Greece and all that Athens has to offer.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our hotel for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014.”

To book any of the above, please contact the reservation department of Divani Collection Hotels.

Notes to Editors

About World Travel Awards

Hailed as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, World Travel Awards celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The brand aims to celebrate those organisations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

WTA’s global media partner network includes International New York Times, TV5Monde, CNBC Arabiya, Newsweek, Outlook Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Khaleej Times, Trade Arabia, TTN, Trav Talk India, Publituris, ASTA Network, Breaking Travel News, Travel Daily News International and Focus on Travel News.

This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.

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About Divani Collection

Divani Collection owns and operates seven hotels in Greece (Athens, Meteora, Larissa and Corfu). One of the oldest hotel companies in Greece (more than 53 years), Divani Collection is a leader in the Greek hotel industry through innovation, consistency, exceeding customer expectations and superb service.

All properties enjoy a premium location, top-of-the-line service and extensive conference facilities.

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and offers an impressive variety of services and facilities in a superb location.

The hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools, including a sea-water pool. Other facilities include a private sandy beach, water sports, extensive gardens, tennis court, a jogging route just outside the hotel, and an 18-hotel golf course nearby.

Each bedroom offers panoramic sea views with a front row seat to the Saronic spectacle, exuberant sun rising, romantic sunsets and the never ending azure blue sea.

The glorious Divani Athens Spa & Thalasso Centre is the soul of this resort. The 3,500 m² Spa and Thalassotherapy centre is the only facility offering Thalassotherapy in the Athens region, offering a variety of treatments which are tailored to your personal needs, ensuring an experience of the highest quality.


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