The World Travel Awards 2020 were broadcast live from Moscow, Russia on November 27 and in some great news, Greece was recognised at the international event.
The Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourist Organisation were jointly awarded the World’s Leading Tourist Board.
Greek Minister of Tourism, Haris Theoharis, expressed Greece’s gratitude in receiving the award and added that this was the first time Greece had been honored with the distinction.
“With great joy and pride we accept the highest distinction of the World Travel Awards on behalf of our country,” Mr Theoharis said.
“Greece has fully earned the title of the World’s Leading Tourist Board. The international community recognises our hard work and methodical efforts, the care for health and safety that we managed to offer to millions of tourists who were hosted this summer in Greece.”
The tourist season in Greece this year has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with Greece’s Finance Minister saying in April that Greece should expect a recession of up to 10 percent due to tourism losses.
To combat some of these losses, the Tourism Ministry launched its ‘Greece From Home’ online platform, which is aimed at reinforcing the country’s positive image during the pandemic.