Saint Petersburg has claimed the title of Europe’s Leading Destination

07 September 2015

During a glittering ceremony at Forte Village Resort at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in Sardinia, the Russian capital of culture was recognised for its exceptionally rich history, centuries-old traditions and bright future.

The evening also saw Lufthansa defend its title as Europe’s Leading Airline for fifth consecutive year, while TAP Portugal walked away with the awards for Europe's Leading Airline to Africa and Europe's Leading Airline to South America.

Forte Village Resort claimed four trophies, including recognition as Italy’s Leading Resort and Europe's Leading Resort by World Travel Awards voters.

An audience of more than 250 industry leaders from across Europe were in attendance for the presentations on Saturday evening.

Following the show World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “Congratulations to all our winners here at Forte Village Resort.

“These are the leaders of our industry here in Europe and it is a pleasure and an honour to recognise their achievements this evening.”

Among the other big winners was Europcar, which took the title of Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company, and Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Turkey, which was voted Europe's Leading Luxury Resort.

Also on the winner’s podium was the recently opened Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Italy, which claimed the Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel title, and Conrad Algarve, recognised as Europe's Leading Luxury Resort.

Lorenzo Giannuzzi Chief Executive and General Manager of Forte Village: “It was a great pleasure for Forte Village to host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015.

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