A trio of prizes to be won - cast your vote in the Silver Travel Awards

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.    


Cast your votes for the Silver Travel Awards. Then if you would like a further entry (or entries) in the free prize draw, you can do any or all of the following.

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  • Add a comment to the thread at the bottom of this page and/or comment on any of the wonderful reviews or features on the site that you have enjoyed reading or have an opinion about. What’s more, we have a £20 voucher prize each month for the member who posts the most interesting comments.

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Other Members' Thoughts - 52 Comment(s)

  • Deliah
    about 1 hour ago
    Absolutely fabulous x
  • CSholl
    2 days ago
    We went to Italy over 15 years ago but I still remember the lovely food and lovely people it would be lovely to win and find out if Ithaca changed over the years it was one of the best holidays we had
  • SilverTravelUser_537
    5 days ago
    The Dolomites are spectacular & the people are wonderful, I love Italy
  • maggiemay16
    6 days ago
    I have been to Italy. I would love to win this beautiful prize and have an authentic pizza home made

    and truly itallian.
  • caz21
    6 days ago
    I would love to experience a proper holiday abroad. Never had one. Italy looks so beautiful so it would be a holiday I would never forget.
  • Rainydaysuzy
    7 days ago
    Yes please to any of the prizes!
  • Ian-McGillivray
    8 days ago
    The Dolomites are very beautiful,i would love to visit there
  • Jackie99
    8 days ago
    Would like be to go to the Dolomites!
  • elsiew
    10 days ago
    Lovely Holiday Prizes. Fingerscrossed
  • kgnw28225
    11 days ago
    Month after month of wonderfull holidays to win, generous to a fault.
  • maegeri
    11 days ago
    Interesting choice of prizes,
  • Dave-Thomas
    11 days ago
    Great comps with super prizes, thank you, good luck everyone!
  • senajpet
    11 days ago
    Loving these competitions, it's great that you have a chance to win a lovely prize for giving an opinion !
  • Calistra
    11 days ago
    Sounds absolutely wonderful. Could do with a nice break and this would be perfect.
  • LizCraw5
    11 days ago
    lovely prize would love to win it
  • City-dweller
    11 days ago
    Excellent prize. It would be lovely to win and it could indeed, form part of our honeymoon.... here's hoping!
  • Nick99
    11 days ago
    Looking forward to La Villa with Inghams, a whole new side of the Dolomites for me.
  • YankeeFoxx47
    12 days ago
    Fabulous prize and informative article. Dream holiday. Feels a little like a Julie Andrews fairy tale come true.
  • pollyharris
    12 days ago
    cant wait to watch the Monty Hall Canadian programme on tv in October. did a cruise from Vancouver to Alaska last September and cant wait to go back to Canada again to see some more .
  • Maggie10
    12 days ago
    A wonderful prize!! Just right for our 30th wedding anniversary. Fingers crossed.
  • Stephen-Fleming
    12 days ago
    Tremendous prizes. Dolomites sounds just the ticket.
  • shir14
    12 days ago
    One good thing about being over 50 you have more time for holidays.
  • a_person
    12 days ago
    I'm still wondering how the first row came to be numbered as 35.
  • JohnMac
    12 days ago
    yes please
  • carowood
    13 days ago
    Some great prizes to be found on this terrific website. It would be lovely if one of them could wing it's way to me!