One more award for the tourism film “Greece – A 365 Day Destination.” The film won the “People’s Choice” Award World´s Best Tourism Film 2018 of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), the biggest competition to reward the World’s Best Tourism Films and World’s Best Tourism Commercials.
The film produced by Greek National Tourism Organization (GTNO) was voted first among 29 nominees by audience in 136 countries that voted online.
With 7135 votes “Greece – A 365 Day Destination” scored almost double from the next competitor “Peru, the richest country in…” with 4227 votes.
It is the latest Award added to a long-list of awards the film directed by Andonis Theocharis Kioukas has won since it was released in September 2017. Script by Don Morgan Nielsen, Music by Rene Aubry.
Director Kioukas and the head of GNTO Austria Eleni Melita accepted the award on behalf of the tourism ministry and the Greek tourism board, at a special award ceremony held in Vienna.
Kioukas conveyed the gratitude of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and GNTO Secretary General Constantinos Tsegas for the award and invited everyone present to visit and come to know the beautiful destinations Greece can offer 365 days a year.
This was the eighth award won by “Greece – A 365 Day Destination” this year and a testament to the success of the GNTO’s efforts to launch and communicate an effective campaign to promote Greece worldwide as an attractive year-round tourism destination, in accordance to plans drawn up by the ministry and the minister.
The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) organises 18 tourism film festivals throughout the world, aiming to promote excellence among the films produced to promote destinations and tourism products. The Greek film was entered into the competition by the GNTO office in Austria, where the CIFFT is based.