Silver Travel Awards Prizes

This prize draw is open until 10 May 2019 when voting closes.

AvisWe have a superb trio of prizes this month; a week for two in the Italian Dolomites from Inghams, a three night UK hotel break from Shearings or one week's car hire from Avis, almost anywhere in the world!

To enter the prize draw, please vote for your favourite travel companies and destinations, those which provide excellent service and consideration for the mature traveller, in the 2019 Silver Travel Awards. And you could ask friends and family, aged 50 and over of course, to vote as well. This is your chance to nominate those who deserve to be praised and celebrated. Voting begins on 1 March and ends on 10 May at midnight. Find out more about the 2019 Silver Travel Awards; we’ll announce the winners, chosen by you, on 26 June at an evening event at BAFTA, Piccadilly, London.

InghamsOur Inghams prize is a super week for two to be taken between June and September, flights from the UK included, and most meals too, at the four-diamond Hotel Al Pigher, La Villa, Italy, where the air is gloriously clear and the pace unhurried. This is a small, comfortable hotel, with the emphasis on friendly, personal service. It's in the heart of the Dolomites, so perfect for walking – either gently in the valley or for the fit and energetic, along mountainous hiking trials. It’s perfect terrain for mountain biking too, if that’s your preference. And for a more leisurely day, the local villages are replete with charm and good restaurants, enchanting to wander in. Also included are buffet breakfasts, packed lunches, afternoon tea and cake, and evening meals with complimentary wine for six nights – you’ll be very well fed indeed.

The Charlecote PheasantShearings UK hotels are ideal for those who like an independent break; the prize here is for a three-night stay for two sharing at one of their Bay Hotels, which are located in some of England’s best-loved holiday resorts, with evening entertainment laid on or at a Coast & Country hotel, where there’s a very relaxed atmosphere, set in gorgeous scenery. Stay at Exmouth, Tenby or Strathmore for example and enjoy half board, with breakfast and dinner included. Get away to a super hotel, under your own steam.

A spin on the open road is a wonderful experience and Avis will provide a car for up to seven days as one of our great prizes. Subject to availability, you can pick up your car pretty much anywhere in the world, which really gives you a fabulous choice of roads to cruise on! Imagine touring the highlands of Scotland or the sun-kissed French riviera. Further afield you might explore Puglia or the Californian coast.    


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Other Members' Thoughts - 91 Comment(s)

  • SilverTravelUser_3660
    19 days ago
    Italy is the most beautiful country in the world, would love to visit again.
  • Ianx
    20 days ago
    Favoloso premio, grazie!
  • Hollowhead
    20 days ago
    Great prize! Thanks for the competition
  • cherries
    20 days ago
    Lovely prize - fingers crossed
  • Mistie
    20 days ago
    Great information about Italy, which I would love to visit as I've never been there.
  • JulieAAA
    21 days ago
    I'd love to win the Italian trip with Inghams.
  • gretgreen
    21 days ago
    Great prize - would love to win
  • BillyB1
    22 days ago
    Lived and worked in Italy for 3 years in the 80's and had a great time but have only been back once, that has to change !
  • peterhead
    23 days ago
    Never been to Italy but have always fancied seeing the Dolomites would love to win this holiday would make my day
  • persister
    23 days ago
    Fabulous prize Love, love, love, Italy! I have only been to cities though, and travelled through countryside around Florence . Dolomites sound idyllic. Please enter me to win- thankyou . Liked on fb.
  • LaRocinante
    about 1 month ago
    I used to go to Italy - Turin - for work once a month but never got the chance or time to see anything not work related so an Italian holiday where I could take my Bride and actually see some sights, art, history and culture would be lovely.
  • catta
    about 1 month ago
    I was in France on exchange trip to learn the language and the hosts took me to Paris to sight see and it snowed all the time and I still say i have never been so cold in all my life plus the Eifel Tower was a load of rusty iron and i thought the hunchback of Notre Dame was going to appear at the tower.Oh yes i remember Paris well and that was 53 years ago
  • CLA
    about 1 month ago
    Lovely prize would be a perfect treat for me and my husband. Haven’t had a holiday in Italy a place we’ve wanted to visit.
  • Ruth
    about 1 month ago
    I am amazed at the contrast of the weather for Easter in this country. Memories of a' holiday let' barn we used to go to near Halifax on the Calderdale Way. One Easter it was so hot. Over 70 degrees every day for the whole week meant a trip round some charity shops to purchase some tee shirts as we had brought mostly warm clothes to wear
    and we were sweltering. Another year and we found ourselves diverted getting there through the snowdrifts as only one route had been ploughed to access the property. The whole week our dog kept leaping into huge snowpiles and having to be helped to get out. Happy Easter family times whatever the weather threw at us were thoroughly enjoyed by all and remain as wonderful memories.
  • The-lone-traveller
    about 1 month ago
    As a child not having much money in our family, my mother put some chicken eggs in beetroot water to cook them. When the eggs were cooked they came out purple, she they painted them, and when we went down to breakfast we had our Easter eggs, different from other children. That was my favourite Easter.
  • SusannaC
    about 1 month ago
    My favourite Easter memories are decorating eggs with our Mum, hunting for Easter eggs in the garden, hot cross buns and my grandmother's simnel cake. We've kept these traditions going for our children and grandchildren.
  • Hunter
    about 1 month ago
    A great prize in a beautiful terrain!
  • SilverTravelUser_1934
    about 1 month ago
    When the children were young Easter meant the first camping holiday of the year and we would go away for the long weekend praying for good weather but often it would be cold and miserable. We have spent hours in our tent playing board games or going into a local town to find a suitable attraction so that we could get warm. Sometimes we were lucky and the weather would be sunny and bright and we would go exploring on the beach or walking along the cliff top enjoying being out in the fresh air. The times we spent together were precious and something I will not forget.
  • SilverTravelUser_1934
    about 1 month ago
    I would love to win the holiday in Italy so that I can take a good friend with me who cannot afford to travel abroad herself. It would be a real treat for us both and Italy is our number one destination.
  • Tomo
    about 1 month ago
    All fabulous prizes to win
  • jmo
    about 1 month ago
    Sorry typo : 3rd line should read " chocolate Easter egg" not Waster egg. Maybe a Freudian slip!
  • jmo
    about 1 month ago
    Growing up in the 1950s Easter was not quite so commercial as it is today. Good Friday was queuing up outside the bakers for literally hot Hot Cross Buns and Easter Biscuits (a very West Country Easter treat), I only ever remember having one chocolate Waster egg. However, petrol was cheap and my Dad would take us for a drive to see the new lambs gamboling in the fields or a trip on the Aust Ferry across the Bristol Channel (now it is the Severn Bridges) to see the daffodils in bloom the Wye Valley.
    I am not sure that children today would look forward to such simple pleasures.
  • seashelly
    about 1 month ago
    Easter memory - waving palm fronds in Rome
  • Thelly
    about 2 months ago
    OMG it sounds wonderful. I should be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky!!
  • Ian-T
    about 2 months ago
    A fantastic set of prizes. Fingers crossed!