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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Is this your first visit to Silver Travel Advisor? Then simply Register as a member for automatic entry.

Existing members

  • Write a Review about any kind of holiday, day out, restaurant, hotel stay or attraction visited (each review counts as one entry)
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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.

See all our prize winners - this month you could join this growing list.

And you can also enter our Silver Travel Book Club competition this month to win a copy of the book The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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Other Members' Thoughts - 52 Comment(s)

  • saoirse1961_2
    13 days ago
    Would love a holiday away somewhere hot and sunny
  • Thelly
    13 days ago
    Won one of your prizes a few years back - the best holiday of my life. I know it's greedy. but would love to win another one!!
  • DRSask
    13 days ago
    Wonderful prizes, as usual! Would love to get back to Italy and spend some time exploring the Dolomites.
  • Yorkie55
    15 days ago
    Amazing prizes, the car hire would be useful, we always hire a car on holiday. The other experiences would be amazing.
  • Terijs
    15 days ago
    Fabulous prizes, would love the car hire prize for our next trip to Spain, which hopefully will be in October.
  • Dahlia
    15 days ago
    Who wouldn’t love such prize/holiday. I would be over the moon if I win. Fingers crossed.would love to go on this special holiday. We loss a a holiday recently...
  • brianwaldie
    15 days ago
    What's not to love about a free holiday in Italy, fabulous country, so much culture, it would be amazing!
  • Jani
    15 days ago
    Shearings trip sounds good to me. Just used my Emerald Waterways rucksack that I won before Christmas when I was in India last month. Very useful too when we had to send suitcases the night before, packing all the bits left over into my rucksack.
  • knitnut
    15 days ago
    This is just the thing I need - a wee break away form it all. ......Goes off to cross my fingers and anything else that crosses.
  • GypsyWanderer
    17 days ago
    I love Silver Travel Advisor. Am using a forum thread at the moment to help plan a trip to Chile. So good to share ones experience and to learn from others.
    Always great prizes too.
    Thank you Silver Travel Advisor.
  • gossboss
    17 days ago
    Fabulous prizes....every time!
  • CJB135
    18 days ago
    Fantastic prizes
    19 days ago
    Wonderful prizes
  • Missing_Lincs
    20 days ago
    Loving the website, good to know that holiday life doesn't end at 50, 60, 70 or even 80+. Not sure about silver hair, more like grey and disappearing so I'll go with the half century plus version of silver!
    Still not been to Italy so if you could manage a week or so that would be lovely.
  • Knappers
    21 days ago
    My husband and I, both Golden Oldies, visited Sidmouth, South Devon last weekend. Daffodils were in bloom on all the approach road verges, and just about every spare bit of grass was bright with daffodils. The Connaught Gardens had big drifts of daffodils.
    Apparently an altruistic millionaire died, and left enough money for a million daffodil bulbs to be planted in Sidmouth. What an amazing idea! Well worth a visit.
  • djkk
    21 days ago
    Great prizes!
  • MrSlippery
    22 days ago
    Lovely ideas for prizes spreading them out a bit - er' indoors most impressed
  • Anne-Vince
    22 days ago
    Italy has been on my list of places I have dreamt of visiting. This trip would be a dream come true for my husband and I.
  • buster16
    22 days ago
    What a great prize, like everyone else would love to win. Would be wonderful 45th Wedding Anniversary prize.
  • miketerry
    22 days ago
    Wow! Amazing prizes! Have shared and Liked posts on Facebook, and Tweeted. Awesome website.
  • GypsyWanderer
    23 days ago
    So important to vote. Competition makes companies strive for excellence.
  • keduve
    23 days ago
    Golden days ahead for a silver lady - I hope!
  • Chaz2298
    23 days ago
    I’d love the chance to visit Italy
  • Helen2
    23 days ago
    I'd love to go back to Italy
  • LynetteH
    24 days ago
    This is a fantastic prize. Would love to see Italy!