World Travel Awards names Lufthansa as best European airline

Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

lufthansa-airlinesThe WTA or World Travel Awards declared Lufthansa as the best airlines company of Europe while it named Zurich Airport as the best airport for its 12th year of operations. The results have been declared this week in Sardinia and the WTA also crowned Northern Island’s Titanic Belfast as the best tourist destination in Europe.


The WTA is termed as ‘Oscars of the travel industry’. It is an annual event that votes the winners. The process is accomplished by a jury of international hospitality experts. They have managed to offer awards on several categories across Europe.


Also, Portugal won a series of different awards. And, it also received the best beach destination for Algarve, best island destination thanks to Madeira and best cruise stop for Lisbon.


Lyon won the category as the best place one can visit for a city break. And, Norwegian Airline won as the best low cost airline while Lufthansa was declared as the best airline in the economy category. The award also went to Swiss International Airlines for offering the best business class services. And, British Airways received an award for its first class services too.

The best luxury train operator award was bagged by Belmond’s Venice Simplon Orient Express and Norwegian Cruise Line got the best cruise line accolade.


Besides that, WTA also awarded several hotels. Turkey’s Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul was named as the best hotel of Europe and the best hotel suite was awarded to The Katara Suite at Excelsior Hotel in Gallia.


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