Felix Shpilman, CEO of Emerging Travel Group, commented: “This time our pioneer brand Ostrovok.ru is awarded as Russia’s Leading Online Travel Agency. This award is very precious to us as Russia is our original market, parent market to the entire group. I want to thank our customers and our partners who voted for us. Their recognition is the best award for us. It is their trust that motivates us to run faster and to develop cutting-edge technologies, to fight for the best available hotel portfolio and to push the boundaries of what is considered excellent service.”
The World Travel Awards, which are unofficially known as the “Oscars” of the tourist industry, were founded in 1993. Every year they recognize the leading tourist industry firms following a wide-ranging selection process in which hundreds of thousands of industry professionals participate alongside millions of travelers to identify the best holiday destinations and vote on the top resorts, hotels, travel agencies, cruise providers and airlines.