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World Travel Awards arrives in Athens ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony 2014

29 July 2014 - Athens

World Travel Awards has arrived at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece, to complete final preparations ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2014.

The event will take place on August 2nd, with hundreds of hospitality industry leaders expected to attend in order to discover who has won the coveted prizes.

The ceremony will be hosted by Greek celebrity presenters Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos and Mary Sinatsaki, with a stellar entertainment line-up also set to perform. Highlights include an exclusive headline show from the Greek pop-rock sensation Onirama and a performance from the Dora Stratou Greek Dancers.

Speaking ahead of the Gala Ceremony, World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “Greece has shown remarkable resilience over the past five years, recovering swiftly from the economy turmoil which swept the country to reclaim its rightful place at the forefront of European tourism.

“World Travel Awards is proud to be here at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso to show our support for the hospitality sector and to recognise those organisations which have seized the opportunity in recent years to emerge stronger than ever.”

World Travel Awards celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, with the Europe Gala Ceremony the second stop on the annual Grand Tour.

The tour, which visited Dubai earlier this year, will also include stops in Abuja (Nigeria), Quito (Ecuador), New Delhi (India), and the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla, before arriving in Marrakech, Morocco, for the Grand Final in November.

Take a look at the official website for more information.

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.

For more info about the WTA Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 & bookings

For the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony Media Kit

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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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