Routes Europe – Munich Airport wins award

Munich Airport wins Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony 24 April in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The annual Routes Europe Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry because they are voted for by airlines. They recognise the outstanding marketing services that have supported the launch of new air routes or the development of existing services.

Oliver Dersch, vice president traffic development, Munich Airport said: “It’s amazing to win this award – big thanks to the airline industry. The award belongs to the entire aviation market as well as the airport because our success is due to close cooperation with the airlines.”

Munich Airport’s network includes 173 European destinations – more than any other airport in the world. Last year the airport gained 70 new routes operated by 20 airlines, taking its passenger numbers to 42.3 million (an increase of 1.3 million or 3% compared to 2015).

This remarkable growth was driven by low-cost traffic which increased by 44%. Further expansion is expected this year when around 7,000 flights are added to the summer 2017 schedule.

Munich’s other accolades include being voted Best Airport in Europe in 2017 for the tenth time, and its Terminal 2 winning the World’s Best Airport Terminal (Skytrax World Airport Awards).

In addition to the overall winner, the awards are judged in five categories. Munich Airport topped the ‘Over 20 Million Passengers’ category; Birmingham Airport won the ‘4 to 20 Million Passengers’ category; Shannon Airport scooped the ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’ category; and Canary Islands Tourist Board – Promotur was honoured in the ‘Destination’ category.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Madeira Promotion Bureau were highly commended in each category respectively.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes said: “Munich Airport has enjoyed a record year thanks to its partnership approach to working with the airlines, increasing passenger demand through the expansion of its route network.”

As overall winner of tonight’s awards, Munich Airport will be automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards in Barcelona on 25 September 2017.

More information about Routes can be found at routesonline.com

Notes to Editors:

The awards were judged by a panel of senior airline execuitves:

Jochen Schnadt, Chief Commercial Officer, bmi regional
Rikke Munk Christensen, Vice President Traffic Planning, Finnair
Michael Ambs, Head of Regional Marketing Development, Norwegian
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Stobart Air
Jeroen Erdman, Head of Network Planning, Transavia

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Klitschko’s 11 Mirrors among one of the World’s finest Boutique Hotels

 

The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced last week at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London.

Wladimir Klitschko, Owner of 11 Mirrors, World’s Best City Hotel 2016, quoted in his speech Muhammad Ali, saying “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Accoring to him, it’s what his staff does best. “To all of the winners congratulations from my side.”

The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives from CNN Travel, Elite Traveler, The Telegraph, Spear’s Magazine, Boat International, Time Out, The Financial Times and hoteliers around the world.

This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Tim Dingle, a pre-eminent figure in leadership and motivation training. Other guest presenters and speakers at the event included Brian McCabe, CEO of JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts, Alex Buchanan representing Best Travel Services, Paolo Macchiaroli, founder of My Private Villas, Elisabeth Visoanska, founder of VISOANSKA PARIS and Brian Froelich, Chairman of JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts.

The World Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 6th year, honoured the people behind these outstanding properties and have enjoyed being featured in publications such as The New York Times, Daily Mail, Spear’s Magazine and The Sunday Times, following this international event.

The Awards gala dinner also brought together members of The Master Key Society, with guests given a speech by founding member Manolis Vordonis, owner of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel. He and Awards Founder Edward Gabbai shared the concept behind this new collaborative venture, established to create valuable relationships exclusively among the Award Winners by facilitating hotel exchange visits between them.

“Many of the stories here are similar. Many are adventures. Many of them have a love story behind them. But they are all about what we believe to be an extraordinary space for people. Everyone here shares those attributes.’” – Greogor Nassief, Owner of Secret Bay, World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016.

The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are listed below.

WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Secret Bay Hotel, Dominica

WORLD’S BEST

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel: El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines

World’s Best City Hotel: 11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

World’s Best Classic Hotel Hotel: Heritage, Bruges, Belgium

World’s Best Culinary Hotel: Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal

World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel: Kau Manor, Estonia

World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway: Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

World’s Best New Hotel: Hotel Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia

World’s Most Romantic Hotel: Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

World’s Most Sustainable Hotel: Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

World’s Best Wellness Spa: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

World’s Best Private Villa: Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas

 

 

The 2017 Boutique Hotel Awards are now open. To nominate your favourite boutique hotels, find out about participating in the Awards, and read the reviews of all the winners go to:

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