World Travel Awards distinguished the best tourism companies globally for 2013. The 20th jubilee awards organization was held in Doha, Qatar. It was a prestigious ceremony, in the presence of important strains of the global travel industry. The 20th World Travel Awards awarded hotels, airlines and touristic destinations.
Greece was distinguished with one award that went to the luxurious hotel Aldemar, in Crete. The Aldemar Royal Mare was presented with the “World’s Leading Thalasso Resort 2013,” winning over strong competition with other hotels. Among the international winners, the chain Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts won the award for “Best Hotel Brand,” hotel JW Marriott Marquis Dubai excelled as the “Top New Hotel” and in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab was awarded the premier hotel of the world.
In the “best destinations” category, Kenya came first as “Safari Destination,” Peru as the first gastronomic destination and Portugal emerged as a leading golf destination. The leading airline in 2013, was awarded to Etihad, while the category of low-cost companies went to AirAsia.