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07/04/2022 By : Katherine

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.


OTT Pros

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)


OTT Legend 

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. 

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