The Fourth Annual European Group Travel Awards took place on March 08, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin. The black Tie awards gala was hosted by Dylan Ratigan, TV journalist and documentary film producer and was attended by several hundred travel and hospitality executives, organizers, and journalists. Grammy Award nominee and record producer Paul Oakenfold entertained guests during dinner and after party along with Berlin’s top DJ, Benjamin Fröhlich.
The European Group Travel Awards recognizes organizations and individuals that represent the leaders in group travel. HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide and organizer of The European Group Travel Awards, announced the winners during the gala. 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.
“Congratulations once again to this year’s winners and runner-ups in each respective category,” said Tim Hentschel, HotelPlanner.com CEO and Co-Creator of the awards. “We are honored to have recognized the leading Euorpean suppliers in the industry who year over year continue to provide the kinds of products and programs that offers group travelers the best services and experiences.”
A live raffle for a one-carat diamond and magnum bottle of champagne was featured during throughout the evening to raise money for UNICEF, the official 2018 charity partner of EGTA.
The gala was generously sponsored by Best Western, Choice Hotels, Carlson Rezidor, and Wyndham Hotel Group, along with ITB Berlin, Big Bus Tours, Cleverdis, and Travelport.
For the full list of winners and runner-ups of the 2018 European Group Travel Awards, please visit resident.com
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.