Online travel agency On the Beach has claimed Turkey’s succession of wins at the 2011 World Travel Awards proves the country’s credentials as one of Europe’s best tourist destinations.
Turkey picked up 15 awards overall, with one of the biggest wins of the night going to Oludeniz, which was named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination.
Another big win was for the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office which took Europe’s Leading Tourist Board.
On the Beach say these wins prove that Turkey is not just a great beach destination, but also one dedicated to providing a fantastic holiday experience for all its visitors.
Alistair Daly, marketing director of On the Beach, commented: “These honours are well-deserved by Turkey.
“Turkey’s Culture & Tourism Office, provides an essential service to visitors to this amazing country and does a sterling job of promoting Turkey’s unique culture, while Turkey’s clean, safe and beautiful beaches are some of the best in the whole of Europe.”
On top of these wins, Turkey walked away with a further 13 awards on the night: more than any other country.
Many of Turkey’s other awards went to the country’s luxury hotels, such as the Adam & Eve Hotels chain, for outstanding excellence in their field, while Istanbul was given the award for Europe’s Leading City Break Destination and Izmir won Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination.
Daly continues: “Turkey is a fabulous country and holidays to Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya are among On the Beach’s customer favourites.
“This recognition from the World Travel Awards confirms Turkey’s position as one of the best holiday destinations in the world and as a country that is going to be on the forefront of creating dream holiday experiences for travellers for many years to come.”
For more information on the World Travel Awards head over the official website.