Greece came away with four important international tourism awards during the ITB Berlin 2019 travel show on Thursday, according to ANA.
The PATWA International Travel Awards, given out by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association, are in their twenty-first year of existence. Given out annually at the Berlin travel show, they are regarded as the Oscars of the tourism sphere.
This year, Greece snagged the all-important “Best Destination – Leisure” award and the prize for the “Best Tourism Minister Worldwide.”
Minister Kountoura also received the “Woman Achiever” award from the Institute of South Asian Women for her contribution to the care of women and children. And she received yet another prize, this one from the International Institute for Peace through Tourism, which recognized her for Greece’s successful strategy to develop tourism.