Friday, November 12, 2010

Acropolis Museum Receives Prestigious British Tourism Award

The newly-completed Acropolis Museum in Athens has just received the coveted Globe Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW). According to the BGTW’s website, the Globe Award is presented to honor the Best Worldwide Tourism Project for 2010. It is awarded to a “major new (less than 2-years old) tourism project worldwide, with projected visitor numbers of over 250,000 per year…It should combine responsible tourism development with local economic, environmental, and community benefits,” (

The award was received by Yiorgos Nikitiadis, deputy culture and tourism minister during a ceremony on Sunday, November 7 in London. In his speech of gratitude, Deputy Minister Nikitiadis commented that a prestigious award like this will undoubtedly aid in the efforts to return the Parthenon marbles back to Athens, where they can be exhibited in the Acropolis Museum.

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