Mykonos Named Best European Island of the Year

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Mykonos’ success at a recent travel awards ceremony could lead to more bookings for Greece holidays, say Travelmatch.

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The Greek island of Mykonos has been voted the ‘Best European Island of the Year’ by the readers of the luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller. The results of the awards, which were taken from the votes of nearly 26,000 readers of the magazine, who ranked each destination against an ‘index of satisfaction’, reveals that the popularity of Greece holidays is on the rise following a turbulent year for Greece, which saw social and political problems affect their popular travel industry.

Richard Bray, of popular travel portal travelmatch.co.uk says: “Mykonos’ success at this year’s Conde Nast Travel Awards is a very positive outcome after a highly difficult year for everyone involved in the Greek tourism market. What makes these results so exciting is not just the fact that Mykonos came top in the top ‘Ten European Islands’, but also that it beat Ibiza Spain’s traditional island holiday destination, and Turkey’s Bozcaada, which came third and second respectively.”

Greek island holidays, including Kefalonia holidays have grown in popularity in the last few years, with many travel companies and airlines offering cut-price holidays to a number of the 227 inhabited islands. But Greece scored well as a holiday destination in general, with two of the country’s top hotels, the Mykonos Grand Hotel Resort and the Elounda Mare ranking 15th and 17th place in the top 20 finalists of the Best European Resort.

Bray continues: “Greece’s success in this year’s Conde Nast Travel Awards reveals that, despite the troubles of 2010 holidaymakers are still choosing to travel to Greece, and have a positive holiday experience. The results of these awards could make it possible for more tourists to consider, or even travel to Greece next year, which could mean that there might be more enquiries for holidays to prime locations in Greece, such as Corfu holidays in 2011.”

About Travelmatch:
Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

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