World Travel Award winners in Europe announced

Hilton, Lufthansa, Portugal and Norwegian Cruise Lines win

On Saturday night, the industry’s elite, including senior executives of leading travel companies, government ministers and top tourism decision-makers, attended the European leg of the World Travel Awards.

Hilton was one of the stars on the night, capturing Leading Hotel awards Europe-wide. Other winners from across the region were Forte Village Resort Sardinia as Europe’s Leading Resort, Waldorf Astoria Berlin as Europe’s Leading New Hotel Resort and the Angels Peninsular Turkey as Europe’s Leading Family Resort.

Leading European Destination went to Yorkshire in the UK, while Europe’s Leading Golf Destination was less surprisingly taken by Portugal.

Kuoni was awarded Europe’s Leading Destination Management Organisation while in the airline world Zurich Airport took top honours as Europe’s Leading Airport, while Lufthansa was again voted Europe’s Leading Airline.

On the water, Norwegian Cruise Lines won the title Europe’s Leading Cruise Line and DFDS Seaways was again Europe’s Leading Ferry Company.

Radisson Royal Moscow scooped three awards including Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel. Turkey’s Mardan Palace took three awards: Europe’s Leading Spa Resort, Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel and Turkey’s Leading Spa Resort.

For the full list of Europe winners, visit


[photo courtesy World Travel Awards]