Greece voted as Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader Awards

Α Decrease font Enlarge font
Greece voted as Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader AwardsIt is the first time Greece has been honored with first place in this specific category at the Tested Reader Survey Awards

Greece was voted last week as the top tourism destination by readers of Global Traveler Magazine, the ultimate source for news, reviews, and travel guides for luxury business travelers, according to greekreporter.com.

Greece was honored as the Best Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s 18th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards which were announced on December 1. The American travel magazine placed Greece at #1 with Italy in 2nd place, Spain 3rd, Ireland 4th, and South Africa 5th.

It is the first time Greece has been honored with first place in this specific category at the Tested Reader Survey Awards.

“Travel to Greece as soon as you can”

“As travel begins to return after a particularly challenging time for the industry, it’s really an extraordinary honor to acknowledge those providers that are the best of the best, and who showed strength and resilience in the face of unprecedented adversity,” said Francis X. Gallagher, Global Traveler Publisher, and CEO.

“We also thank our readers who vote yearly in the survey. Our readers resumed travel as soon as they could; for them, it’s part of their DNA, and they know and voted for the true stars of the travel industry. Here’s hoping for an even stronger 2022! Congratulations!”

The publisher of Global Traveler noted for Greece “whether it’s your first or your 20th visit to the country, be certain that Greece will be on the destination list where you can travel as fast as possible.”

For the 18th consecutive year, Global Traveler carried out its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 22,000 people responded. Global Traveler’s inaugural awards were celebrated in 2004.

 The survey honors airlines, hotels, loyalty programs, and travel-related products in over 80 categories. GT’s distinguished readers vote for their favorites in the world of travel in an open-ended survey running in the magazine and online. The 2021 survey ran Dec. 14, 2020—Sept. 30, 2021.

Global Traveler has an average circulation of 550,000 readers. Fifty percent of them consist of private and company executives who travel via air an average of nine times within the U.S. annually and 11 times within the last three years to international destinations. More than 55% of the readers travel annually to 60 overnight 4- and 5-star hotels.

The ceremony for the awards will be organized in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, December 14, and the Greek award will be received by the Director of the Greek National Tourism Organization for the U.S.A. and Canada, Konstantinos Charokopos.

Greece’s tourism rebounds

The Bank of Greece announced in October that more than 8.6 million tourists visited Greece from January to August this year. The bank reported that this is a 79% jump from last year’s visitors in the same time frame.

The tourism industry in Greece is on the upswing with a 135 % rise in earnings from 2020. The revenue for the first eight months of 2021 totaled 6.6 billion euros.

Greece welcomed over two million visitors to its shores during just the months of July and August of 2021 — more than any other European nation — marking real success in its vital tourism industry despite the pandemic that is still raging across the world.

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinationsGreek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report

Photo Source: pixabay.com

Tornos
  1. 17/01 22:27

    Greece: Two fronts of bad weather in the coming week

  2. 17/01 20:23

    Fourth dose available for the immunosuppressed in Greece as of Thursday

  3. 17/01 19:05

    Greece expects another 25,000 treatments of molnupiravir for Covid-19 next month

  4. 17/01 19:05

    Greece records 18,834 new Covid-19 infections and 101 fatalities on Monday

  5. 17/01 14:58

    Athens and Harvard universities launch joint research on migration issue

  6. 17/01 14:23

    Greek Foreign Minister: France expresses the epitome of the European solidarity

  7. 17/01 12:52

    IATA's SVP for Commercial Products and Services

  8. 17/01 12:11

    Media report: Electricity consumers pay for market distortions in Greece

  9. 16/01 21:47

    Greek government will continue to provide support during global crisis in energy costs

  10. 16/01 13:40

    Stores open in Greece on Sunday, January 16

  11. 16/01 11:48

    Athens-based Pasteur Institute to create Greece's first vaccines production facility

  12. 16/01 09:45

    Last chance for Greece’s over-60’s: Get COVID-19 shot or 100-euro fines

  13. 16/01 07:58

    Greece records 17,447 new Covid-19 infections and 78 fatalities on Saturday

  14. 15/01 19:16

    UNWTO gets set to return to the FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid on 19-23 January

  15. 15/01 14:51

    Health Minister: Greece receives 5,700 treatments of molnupiravir for Covid-19

  16. 15/01 12:39

    Associated Press: Fitch upgrades Greece’s credit outlook to Positive

  17. 14/01 20:46

    Energy costs overwhelm Greek households

  18. 14/01 17:35

    Greek Tourism Minister: Sector to be spearhead of development

  19. 14/01 14:44

    Greek Foreign Minister meets with counterparts of Austria, Estonia and Lithuania

  20. 14/01 13:46

    Wildlife tourism: Wolf population near Greek capital of Athens growing (video)

  21. 14/01 13:37

    WHO says that half of Europe will be infected with Covid-19 within the next two months

  22. 14/01 13:33

    New study confirms Greek olive oil is diet leader in cancer prevention

  23. 14/01 13:18

    Greek passport among the most powerful in the globe during 2022

  24. 14/01 13:12

    Average age of new Covid-19 cases rises in Greece from 29 to 39 years

  25. 14/01 13:08

    Greek government will support households and businesses with targeted actions

  26. 14/01 13:01

    Athens Stock Exchange reached pre-pandemic levels for the first time since 2020

  27. 14/01 12:56

    Greek island of Myconos: New rap footage by Heidi Klum and Snoop Dogg (video)

  28. 14/01 10:52

    6,364 self-tests found positive among students and teachers in Greece

  29. 13/01 23:19

    Capital Link Company Presentations Series in New York on January 13-27

  30. 13/01 21:14

    Monoclonal antibody doses already allocated to qualifying patients in Greece

  31. 13/01 20:23

    Ferries to Crete island leaving on Thursday night as weather improves

  32. 13/01 20:08

    Asymptomatic people with Covid may resume daily activities after 5-day isolation

  33. 13/01 20:00

    Diaspora Greeks now able to e-register family changes through consulates

  34. 13/01 19:13

    Greece records 20,409 new Covid-19 infections and 80 fatalities on Thursday

  35. 13/01 18:55

    Greek PM on TV interview: Second increase in minimum wage on May 1

  36. 13/01 18:03

    UN report underscores significance of tourism for economic recovery in 2022

  37. 13/01 15:31

    Ski resort on Mount Pelion in Thessaly of Greece opens on Friday

  38. 13/01 13:52

    Focus Bari research: Why 17% of Greeks still refuse to get vaccinated against Covid

  39. 13/01 11:27

    IATA: Air passenger traffic improved during November

  40. 12/01 18:36

    Good Housekeeping: The ultimate Greece holiday destinations to visit this summer

  41. 12/01 16:26

    London Times support return of Elgin Marbles to Greece after 50 years

  42. 12/01 16:23

    City of Athens provides heated shelters for homeless citizens during bad weather

  43. 12/01 15:20

    Greek PM: Our goal is the creation of 86,000 job positions during 2022

  44. 12/01 14:59

    Greece extends COVID-19 measures and will fine unvaccinated over-60’s

  45. 12/01 13:42

    How workers issue a positive rapid test certificate for leave of absence in Greece

  46. 12/01 13:36

    Greek government spokesperson: Too early to speak about relaxing measures

  47. 12/01 13:06

    Greek government to announce interventions regarding VAT on basic products

  48. 12/01 12:03

    High demand for experiences and spending rise on travel in 2022: TripAdvisor - Ipsos

  49. 12/01 10:33

    'Diomedes' weather front brings snowfall and strong winds in Greece

  50. 11/01 21:21

    32,694 new Covid-19 cases and 80 fatalities recorded in Greece during last 24 hours

  51. 11/01 20:12

    Tourism revenue reaches pre-COVID levels in Cyprus in October 2021

  52. 11/01 19:28

    IATA: Supply chain disruptions halve November 2021 air cargo growth

  53. 11/01 16:42

    Fourth dose of vaccine approved for the immunocompromised in Greece

  54. 11/01 16:17

    Greek FM meets with Angola's Secretary of State for External Relations

  55. 11/01 15:44

    Severe weather causes settlement evacuation in Thessaly Region of Greece (videos)

  56. 11/01 14:25

    Greek Health Minister: The pandemic will peak during the coming weeks

  57. 11/01 13:51

    Mountain hotels' occupancy rates drop in Greece

  58. 11/01 12:59

    Greece's Development Minister hints at lower VAT on certain products

  59. 11/01 10:54

    Media report: Greek schools reopening seen bringing record COVID-19 cases

  60. 10/01 18:13

    French-Greek filmmaker's new work 'Gener8ion' postponed due to Covid-19

  61. 10/01 17:03

    'Greece and France in the 19th century' event to be organized in Sorbonne university

  62. 10/01 16:57

    27,766 new Covid-19 cases and 85 fatalities in Greece during the last 24 hours

  63. 10/01 16:37

    Greek Foreign Ministry donates one million Covid-19 vaccines to Nigeria (video)

  64. 10/01 15:46

    Fagan fragment placement ceremony held at the Athens Acropolis Museum

  65. 10/01 15:34

    Greek PM: Open schools can serve as a harbinger of an open society

  66. 10/01 13:33

    Greek Education Ministry: 15,547 self-tests positive by Sunday evening

  67. 10/01 12:07

    5.3 earthquake hits near Florina in northwestern Greece late on Sunday (videos)

  68. 10/01 10:42

    Winter sales commence in Greece on Monday

  69. 09/01 19:31

    Greece and United States conduct joint military exercise off island of Crete (video)

  70. 09/01 18:10

    Greece records 18,592 new Covid-19 cases and 66 fatalities in last 24 hours

  71. 09/01 13:36

    French-Greek filmmaker's new work 'Gener8ion' at Athens Onassis Foundation January 15

  72. 09/01 12:24

    Greek Tourism Minister: Positive messages over sector prospects

  73. 09/01 11:17

    40,000 more Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 12 years old available in Greece

  74. 08/01 14:01

    AP: Culture Ministry orders investigation over movie with sex scene at Acropolis

  75. 08/01 13:56

    'Fagan fragment' to be presented at the Athens Acropolis Museum on Monday

  76. 08/01 11:11

    29,334 new Covid-19 cases and 78 fatalities recorded in Greece during last 24 hours

  77. 07/01 21:15

    Bill overhauling Greek insurance agency EFKA is posted for 15-day public consultation

  78. 07/01 20:26

    Greek government grants $452 million in Energy Financial Relief (video)

  79. 07/01 20:07

    Greek exports soar 47.2% in November

  80. 07/01 18:30

    Weather in Greece expected to worsen during next week

  81. 07/01 18:22

    Dimitria Festival logo wins silver for Thessaloniki at International Design Awards

  82. 07/01 16:33

    Feast of the Epiphany marked by Greek Orthodox community in Tarpon Springs

  83. 07/01 14:41

    Greek administration includes 55 new projects worth 3.35 billion euros in Recovery Fund

  84. 06/01 13:14

    Travel: Skiing in Crete featured in New York Times article

  85. 06/01 12:51

    German report: Only Greece and Portugal in European South can reduce debt in next 20 years

  86. 06/01 12:42

    Greek government sets 5,000-euro fine for overcharging for PCR or rapid testing

  87. 05/01 23:26

    AP report: Now 9 out of 10 new COVID-19 cases attributed to Omicron variant

  88. 05/01 21:39

    270,000 extra vaccination slots made available for next 10 days in Greece

  89. 05/01 21:31

    Attiki Odos in Greece addresses global shortage of e-pass devices for tolls

  90. 05/01 21:22

    Minister: Vaccination certificate to last seven months for all age groups in Greece

  91. 05/01 20:08

    Greece records 43,386 new Covid-19 infections and 62 fatalities on Wednesday

  92. 05/01 19:48

    'Antonino Salinas' museum in Palermo returns to Greece Parthenon Marbles fragment

  93. 05/01 19:10

    Health Ministry: 9 in 10 Covid infections due to Omicron variant in Greece

  94. 05/01 18:54

    The official public holidays in Greece for 2022 have been announced

  95. 05/01 18:17

    AP report: COVID-19 case counts may be losing importance amid Omicron

  96. 05/01 16:00

    Five free self-tests for students and vaccinated teachers offered in Greece

  97. 05/01 14:07

    Leadership 100 Conference to celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Archdiocese

  98. 05/01 13:42

    New round of market support measures to be announced by the Greek government

  99. 05/01 13:00

    Israeli Foreign Minister: ‘Values-based strategic alliance’ between Athens and Tel Aviv

  100. 05/01 12:46

    18-million-year old petrified trees discovered on Greek island of Lesvos