HotelPlanner and Meetings.com Announce the Categories and Nominees for the Sixth Annual 2020 European Group Travel Awards

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Voting is now open and will recognize suppliers delivering the finest group travel services throughout Europe

Hotelplanner and Meetings.com, leading online providers of group hotel bookings and meeting space worldwide, are pleased to announce the thirteen categories and nominees for the 2020 European Group Travel Awards (EGTA). Now in its sixth year, EGTA recognizes the top suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences throughout Europe. Voting is now officially open and will run through February 21st at https://europeangrouptravelawards.com/2020-voting.

Hosted by Dylan Ratigan, former financial and cable news host, New York Times best-selling author, filmmaker and impact entrepreneur, the awards gala will take place on March 5th during ITB at Hotel De Rome, Rocco Forte Hotels, Berlin.

“Make your voice heard and vote today for your favorite companies and brands representing the best in group travel. EGTA is a moment to recognize the achievements of those raising the bar in group travel, and a special evening to celebrate with the industry’s top executives, travel organizers and journalists,” said Tim Gunstone, EVP Marketing, Hotelplanner and Meetings.com

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite companies and brands representing the best in group travel,” said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.com. “AGTA is a moment to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those raising the bar in the industry, and a special evening shared with some of the industry’s most respected executives, travel organizers, and journalists.”

This signature event has become recognized as ITB’s best after party. Following the dinner and awards ceremony, which will feature performances by Stars in Concert, the industry’s top executives, travel organizers and journalists will enjoy continued entertainment by world-renowned DJs Paul Oakenfold and Gatecrasher’s Tall Paul, generously sponsored by Translations.com.

The categories and nominees for the 2020 European Group Travel Awards include:
Best Group Hotel Brand - Full Service
NH Hotel Group
Radisson Blu
Pestana Hotel Group
Melia Hotels International

Best Group Hotel Brand - Limited Service
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Choice Hotels
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel-bb.com

Best Group Hotel Brand – Luxury
Rocco Forte Hotels
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces
Dorint Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Premier

Best Lifestyle Hotel Brand
Vienna House & 25hrs Hotel
Mama Shelter Europe
The Student Hotels Europe
Generator

Best Boutique Hotels for Group
Sircle Collection
The Weintmeister Hotel
Best Western Plus
Ascend by Choice

Best Resort/Spa Brand for Groups
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection

Best Partner for Weddings
Hotel La Perouse
Hotel Palaci Estoril
Getting Married
The Knot

Best Independent Hotel Brand for Groups Sponsored by E-Voyages
Groupe Appart’City
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Relais & Chateaux
Penta Hotels

Best Technology Award for Innovation in Group Travel Sponsored by DotDot
Hotelmap
Nextpax
IBS
Travelport

Best OTA in Group
Priceline
Expedia Group
Ctrip
Agolda

Best Innovative Company in Group
Newbury Racecourse
Phantom
Spartan Race
Strength in Depth

Best City Tour for Group Travel
Big Bus Tours
ToursByLocals
Golden Tours
Sterna Travel

Best Tour and Transportation Company for Group
First Group plc
The Travel Corporation
Eurail
Shearings

Best CVB for Group
Newcastle Gateshead
Aberdeen
Manchester
Paris
Amsterdam
Berlin

For more information on this year’s 2020 European Group Travel Awards, please visit https://europeangrouptravelawards.com and follow #AGTAwards on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest event updates.

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 EGTA to recognize the extraordinary effort and dedication that organizations in Europe put towards providing group travellers with exceptional travel experiences.

The concept was introduced into the marketplace by Peter Stonham who, with Group Travel Organiser (part of the Landor Travel Publications family), has been providing group travellers with information and ideas for group travel trips since 1988. The event in London, called the UK Group Travel Awards, is attended annually by nearly 350 attendees and awards are provided in 23 categories.

Subsequently, HotelPlanner and Landor Travel Publications also launched the European Group Travel Awards, which now in its sixth year, will take place on March 5th, 2020 at Hotel De Rome, Rocco Forte Hotels, Berlin, Germany. The European Group Travel Awards recognizes the finest suppliers on the continent that specialize in group travel.

HotelPlanner 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.

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