Atlantis the Palm is top of the POP Awards
Atlantis the Palm is top of OTT’s POP Awards – the first time the annual awards have been won by a hotel.
The luxury Dubai hotel was the most popular course of all the courses on OTT with UK agents in 2021, followed by airline Lufthansa and destination Gran Canaria. The winning courses were those which had gained the most attention minutes on OTT during 2021.
OTT founder Julia Feuell said: “The POP Awards are a great way to honour our most popular courses with our agents and also our Gurus – the travel professionals who have taken the most courses to boost their product knowledge. Last year, our top three most popular courses were all destinations. This year, it’s a hotel which gained the top slot with UK agents, with Atlantis The Palm being the most popular course!”
Awards presented virtually in a magical setting
This year’s winners were presented with their awards at a virtual ceremony presented by Olivier award winning actress and singer Cassidy Janson who is currently playing Anne Hathaway in the new musical ‘&Juliet” in London’s West End. The awards were presented in the magical setting of the The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition in Covent Garden, London.
This year’s OTT Legend award was won by Kerry Elgey of Inteletravel who completed 281 courses.
The OTT Awards 2022 was sponsored by Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, Gran Canaria, Harry Potter Exhibition and the Cursed Child.
Cassidy said: “Well done to all our winners this year and also those who didn’t quite make it – there is always next year...”
Concluding the awards, Julia added that there was some exciting news on the venue for next year’s awards: “Congratulations to all our winners this year and I am delighted to announce that the host of the spring 2023 OTT POP Awards is a very popular choice with our UK agents - our top course winner, Atlantis The Palm in Dubai.”
OTT POP Award Winners 2022
Most popular destination: Gran Canaria
Most popular airline: Lufthansa
Most popular accommodation: Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Most popular cruise course: Hurtigruten
Most popular attraction: Motiongate Dubai of Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Most popular course collection: Dubai Parks and Resorts
Most popular tour operator: Intrepid
Most popular UK course: Atlantis The Palm
Most popular course in the international markets: Cook Islands (USA course)
OTT Guru Awards
Tour Operator Guru: Karen Slater from Inspire-me-travel
Leisure Guru: Jessica Gardner of Newells Travel
Business Travel Guru: Paul Brand from Uniglobe Carter Travel
Specialist Guru: Dionne Evans from Triple A in the USA.
Awarded to agents who have completed more than 100 courses
Tracee Cossey, Inteletravel (102 courses)
Paul Malyan, Carrick Travel (150 courses)
Ella Best, Hays Travel (164 courses)
Wendy McNair Hays Travel (164 courses)
Zoheb Akhtar, Kenwood Travel (165 courses)
Erica Badgett-Thomas, Inteletravel (168 courses)
Tracey Pirie, CX Loyalty (173 courses)
Awarded to the agent who has completed the most courses
Kerry Elgey, Inteletravel (281 courses)
Attraction World presented vouchers for all the winning Gurus to use at any of their global attractions.