Making The Event: European Group Travel Awards 2018 Pictures by Juanistyle Photography

InterContinental Hotel Berlin‎ Germany

March 2018

HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide is proud to announce the winners and runner-ups of 2018 European Group Travel Awards (EGTA).

The fourth annual black-tie awards gala was hosted by Dylan Ratigan, former MSNBC television host, TV journalist, and documentary film producer and held on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the InterContinental Berlin. Music for the evening will be provided by Grammy Award nominee and record producer Paul Oakenfold along with Berlin’s top DJ Benjamin Fröhlich. Eighteen categories were presented throughout the evening to recognize the nominees earning top recognition in their field ranging from hotels, resorts and airlines, to city destinations, cruise lines and theme parks, among others.

More than several hundred travel and hospitality executives, organizers, and journalists were in attendance. The evening also featured a live raffle for a one-carat diamond and magnum bottle of champagne to raise money for UNICEF, the official 2018 charity partner of EGTA.

The evening was generously sponsored by Best Western, Choice Hotels, Carlson Rezidor, and Wyndham Hotel Group, along with ITB Berlin, Big Bus Tours, Cleverdis, and Travelport.

Congratulations to the 2018 European Group Travel Winners!

Best Group Hotel Brand – Full Service: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand: Comfort Inn

Best Group Hotel Brand – Luxury: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand – Boutique: Best Western Plus

Best Resort/Spa Brand for Groups: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Tour Operator: Thomas Cook

Best Rail Service for Groups: Eurostar

Best Airline for Groups: British Airways

Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Golf Resort for Groups: East Sussex National – UK

Best City Tour for Group Travel: Big Bus Tours

Best Theme Park for Groups: Disneyland Paris

Best Independent Hotel Brand for Groups: The Leading Hotels of the World

Best City Destination for Groups: Paris

Best Sport Event for Groups: Red Bull Crashed Ice – St Petersburg

Best Visitor Attraction: Eiffel Tower

Best Travel Association facilitating Group Travel: ETOA

Best Technology Award for Innovation in Group Travel: Expedia

Grammy Award nominee and record producer Paul Oakenfold

Video: European Group Travel Awards 2018

About European Group Travel Awards

The European Group Travel Awards (EGTA) was created by Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.com, and Peter Stonham, Editorial Director at Landor Travel Publications. Mr. Hentschel and Mr. Stonham organized the EGTA to recognize all the effort and dedication that European suppliers and organizations put into providing group travelers with exceptional travel experiences.

The concept was introduced into the marketplace by Peter Stonham who, with Group Travel Organiser, have been providing group travelers with information and ideas for group travel trips since 1988. The event in London, called the UK Group Travel Awards, is attended by nearly 500 attendees and awards are provided in 23 categories.

HotelPlanner.com and Landor Travel Publications also launched the American Group Travel Awards which took place in New York, New York on November 13th, 2017 at TAO Downtown. The American Group Travel Awards recognizes the finest suppliers in North America that specialize in group travel.

HotelPlanner.com and Group Travel Organiser believe that the group market will continue to grow. Shared travel experiences with family and friends and by corporations and businesses help build more productive relationships and memories that last a lifetime.

About The Photographer: Jean Tsimangas

Jean Tsimangas is my name and Juanistyle is my name as an artist. My parents come from The Democratic Republic of Congo and I was born in Rhodos, Greece.

Portrait, events and wedding photography are my main areas of expertise and without trying to be "The master of all trades", I am also shooting fashion & beauty pictures.

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