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  • Ralph Radtke wins Jury's special award at The World Tourism Awards

    Mar 07, 2017

    The World Tourism Forum

    Presents the Oscars of Tourism at its “World Tourism Awards” Event!

    Taking place for the third time, the World Tourism Forum hosted hundreds of guests from 20 different countries for two days. The World Tourism Awards ceremony chose the industry's best companies as part of the forum, which attracted an audience of 10,000.

    Presented by Kasia Madera, BBC World News’ accomplished presenter and a renowned journalist, the World Tourism Awards was held at Çırağan Palace Kempinski on February 17, 2017. Considered to be the Oscars of Global Tourism, the ceremony selected the best enterprises of the industry.

    Bulut Bağcı, President of the World Tourism Forum, and Vedat Demiröz, an MP from the City of Bitlis, delivered the opening speeches of the night. An industry jury chose the world's top tourism companies in 36 categories including Best Airlines (Qatar Airways), Best Car Rental Company (Hertz) Best Luxury Hotel (Çırağan Palace Kempinski), Best Low-Cost Airline (Pegasus Airlines), Best Lounge (Etihad Airways-Abu Dhabi Lounges), Best Resort Hotel (Güral Premier Tekirova), Best Boutique Hotel (Perdue Butik Otel). Turkuvaz Group received a “thank you” plaque for its contributions to the promotion of national tourism. The Excellent Tourism Group prize was awarded to Coral Travel due to its contributions to global tourism. Also, Jury’s Special Award went to Ralph Radtke for his outstanding achievements in hotel management activities.

    The spectacular night went on with the performance of Derya Uluğ, a Turkish singer, after the awards ceremony and ended with DJ Mahmut Orhan’s compilations.

    World Tourism Awards Categories

    1. Perfect Tourism Group - Coral Travel

    2. Best Family & Lifestyle Hotel - Rixos Land of Legends

    3. Best Airport Lounge - Etihad Airways AbuDhabi Lounges

    4. Best Airport Service Company - TAV Airports

    5. Best MICE Agency - Inventum MICE

    6. Best Luxury Hotel - Çırağan Palace Kempinski

    7. Best Low Cost Airways - Pegasus Airlines

    8. Best Hotel Group - Marriott International

    9. Best Meeting & Congress Hotel - Wyndham Grand İstanbul Levent

    10. Best Design Hotel - Lampa Design Hotel

    11. Best Airlines - Qatar Airways

    12. Best Tour Operator - ANEX Tour

    13. Best Car Rental Company - Hertz Rent A Car

    14. Best Resort Hotel - Güral Premier Tekirova

    15. Best Wedding Design Company - Wedding Concepts Inc

    16. Best Technology Innovation Company – IATI

    17. Best Mobile Application for Travel – Airbnb

    18. Best Tourism Investment Group - Doğuş Tourism

    19. Best Business Class Service - Emirates Airways

    20. Best Boutique Hotel - Perdue Boutique Hotel

    21. Best City Hotel - the St. Regis Istanbul

    22. Best Wedding Hotel - San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

    23. Best Advertisement Solutions – ADARA

    24. Best Winter Hotel - L'Apogée Courchevel

    25. Best Golf Hotel - Gloria Hotels

    26. Best Hotel Brand on Social Media - Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel

    27. Excellence in Service Award - The Ritz - Carlton Moscow

    28. Most Easy - to - Use Travel Website – TripAdvisor

    29. Best Destination Management Company - Wizcraft World

    30. Best Airlines Reservation System - Amadeus Altea Reservation

    31. Best Online Travel Agency - Booking.com

    32. Best B2B Travel Provider – HotelsPro

    33. Best Private Jet Company - Deer Jet

    34. Best Media Supporter for Tourism Industry – Turkuvaz Group

    35. Best Event Supplier – M3 Works

    36. Jury Special Awards - Ralph Radtke

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