The Macedonia-Thrace Travel Agents Association, in collaboration with tourism marketing company, Respond on Demand, held the first-ever Premium Tourism Awards.

By Maria Athanasopoulou

The inaugural event took place to honour and recognise Greece’s leading tourism and travel companies; including the best hotels, destinations, travel agencies, and restaurants in Greece. Furthermore, the Premium Tourism Awards acknowledged tourism enterprises for their activities in other countries.

The judging committee consisted of senior executives of Greek travel agencies, while the voting process was open only to members of the Macedonia-Thrace Travel Agents Association, which is located in Thessaloniki and has hundreds of travel agencies from throughout Northern Greece as members.

This year the awards ceremony was held virtually on May 31st, however, from next year an elaborate ceremony is set to take place in Thessaloniki.

The main award winners are as follows: 

Best All-Inclusive Hotel: Avra Beach 

Best Destination Specialist on Rhodes Island: Choice Travel  

Best Destination Specialist in Thrace/Evros: Democritus Travel

Elaiolithos Luxury Retreat in Naxos

Best Creative Travel Experiences: Dromeas Travel 

Best Business Travel: Efilial Travel 

Best Boutique Hotel/Resort: Elaiolothos Luxury Retreat 

Best Travel Company Supporting Local Community Activities: Grecian Lux 

Kalita Restaurant in Mykonos

Best Online Tourism Website: Greek Travel Pages

Best Themed Gastronomy Destination: Honey Georgaka  

Best Restaurant: Kalita Restaurant 

Best Cultural Travel Experience: Mazi Travel & Events 

Skyros Nefeli

Best Hotel Apartments: Mint Retreat Suites 

Best Traditional Guesthouse: Nefeli Hotel 

Best Family Hotel: Ouzas Hotel

Best Luxury Hotel/Resort: Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort 

Best Meetings, Incentives & Conferencing: Signature Travel 

Skyros Island

Best Religious Tourism: Thea Travel

Best Themed Sports Destination: International Marathon Alexander the Great and International Thessaloniki Half Marathon

Best Destination: Skyros Island 

Best Beach Hotel/Resort: Semeli Studios

Kamares Santorini

Best Religious Tourism: T.I.T.A Travel 

Best Hotel Apartments: Kamares Apartments Santorini

Maria Athanasopoulou is the founder of the tourism marketing company Respond On Demand. She is also the founder of the non-profit urban company Top Tourism. She has given seminars for tourism professionals, as well as many speeches and presentations on tourism issues, in events in Greece and abroad.

 

     

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