HotelPlanner and Announce Winners of the 2020 European Group Travel Awards

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Top winners of the sixth annual award include Raddisson Blue, Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Rocco Forte Hotels

Hotelplanner and, leading online providers of group hotel bookings and meeting space worldwide, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 European Group Travel Awards (EGTA), an award that recognizes the top suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences throughout Europe.

β€œOn behalf of the entire team at HotelPlanner and, I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations to the esteemed group of winners. It is these companies who significantly raise the bar for group travel and continue to push the industry into the future,” said Tim Gunstone, EVP of Marketing, Hotelplanner and

The winners for the 2020 European Group Travel Awards include:

Best Group Hotel Brand - Full Service, Sponsored by Priceline
Radisson Blu

Best Group Hotel Brand - Limited Service
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Best Group Hotel Brand – Luxury
Rocco Forte Hotels

Best Lifestyle Hotel Brand
25hrs Hotel

Best Boutique Hotels for Group
Ascend by Choice

Best Resort/Spa Brand for Groups
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Best Partner for Weddings
Getting Married

Best Independent Hotel Brand for Groups, Sponsored by E-Voyages
Penta Hotels

Best Technology Award for Innovation in Group Travel, Sponsored by DotDot

Best OTA in Group

Best Innovative Company in Group
Dotdotdot (Layered Reality)

Best City Tour for Group Travel
Big Bus Tours

Best Tour & Transportation Company for Group
The Travel Corporation

Best CVB for Group

HotelPlanner and are also thrilled to announce that on October 22, 2020, the company will host its first annual International Group Travel Awards (IGTA) in Singapore. Please visit the website for further details.

About European Group Travel Awards:
The European Group Travel Awards (EGTA) was created by Tim Hentschel, CEO of, 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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