World Travel Awards Europe 2022 winners announced in Mallorca
Majorca, Spain – Europe’s leading travel brands were unveiled at a successful gala ceremony at the new Hilton Mallorca Galatzo. The hospitality industry’s brightest stars have gathered at the European World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 gala ceremony to find out who among them has won the ultimate accolades in tourism.
Portugal’s Algarve won the coveted title of ‘Europe’s Best Beach Destination’, while Porto won the honor of ‘Europe’s Best Urban Destination’.
The booming Black Sea city of Batumi has won the title of “Europe’s leading emerging tourist destination”. Meanwhile, Madrid won the ‘Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ award for the 5th consecutive year, and the Dublin Convention Center won the ‘Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ trophy.
Travel industry personalities from 40 countries attended the major travel industry meeting at Hilton’s first property in Mallorca. The newly opened 208-room Hilton Mallorca Galatzo is the latest addition to join Hilton’s growing European portfolio.
WTA Founder Graham Cooke said: “What a truly memorable experience for our international VIP audience. This enchanting island setting proved to be the perfect backdrop for a sensational two-day event capped off by tonight’s gala ceremony. The Hilton Mallorca Galatzo is proud to have made European luminaries feel so warmly welcomed.”
“WTA has been privileged to recognize industry leaders across Europe. As stellar examples of tourism excellence, our winners have helped the industry raise the collective benchmark.”
During a special presentation, the “European Prize for Corporate Social Responsibility” was awarded to Drying Little Tears – Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation.
In the aviation sector, Turkish Airlines claimed the honor of “Europe’s Leading Airline”, while British Airways was named “Europe’s Leading Airline Brand”. Earlier in the evening, Air France won the award for “Best Airline in Europe – Economy Class” and TAP Air Portugal received the distinctions of “Best Airline in Europe to South America” and “Best airline from Europe to South America”.
The luxury and charm of Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has won the ultimate hospitality award for ‘Best Hotel in Europe’, while Istanbul’s magnificent Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus has won the hotly contested title of ‘Best New Hotel in Istanbul’. ‘Europe’. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts won the award for “Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand” while the Royal Monceau Suite @ Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris won the award for “Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite”. Elsewhere, a grand total of six accolades have been awarded to Forte Village Resort, including the title of “Europe’s Leading New Resort”.
The majestic Conrad Algarve won the award for ‘Best Lifestyle Resort in Europe’ while the luxurious Sani Resort won the award for ‘Best Family Resort in Europe’.
In the cruise sector, Norwegian Cruise Line was voted “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” while Lisbon won the “Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination” award.
Among the winning travel suppliers were Abercrombie & Kent (‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator’), Booking.com (‘Europe’s Leading Travel Agency’) and FCM Travel (‘Europe’s Leading Travel Management Company’).
The next WTA Grand Tour 2022 red carpet events will take place in Nairobi, Kenya (Africa and Indian Ocean), Amman, Jordan (Middle East) and Muscat, Oman (Grand Final).
Find more information and a full list of winners on the official WTA website.
About the World Travel Awards
The WTA was established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.
Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate mark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
Each year, the WTA travels the world with a series of regional gala ceremonies held to reward and celebrate individual and collective success in each key geographic region.
The WTA Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the premier networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.
For more information on the WTA, visit worldtravelawards.com.