Silver Travel Awards 2018

Date published: 28 Feb 18

John SuchetThere have been over 100,000 votes cast in this year’s Silver Travel Awards, with tens of thousands of people recognising the travel companies, cruise lines and destinations that have given really excellent service and ensured you have had a superb time on your travels.

Silver Travel Awards


The winners, as decided by you all, will be announced at an exciting evening Awards ceremony on Monday 9th July at the stunning National Portrait Gallery in London, hosted by Classic FM's ever-charming John Suchet. 

We look forward to welcoming all our guests on the night, and to revealing the lucky winners of these prestigious awards.

Our sponsors this year

Headline Sponsor

Saga HolidaysSaga Holidaysknown to us all for their dedication to holidays and short breaks for the Silver Traveller. We are so pleased to have Saga Holidays join us for the second consecutive year!

Gold Sponsor

Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Toursprovide inspirational trips to Asia, specialising in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India, Japan and now, South America. They too join us for the second year running.

Silver Sponsor

Avis Avisproviding vehicle hire around the world, to ensure you can travel to where you want, when you want. Freedom with wheels.

Bronze Sponsors

ShearingsShearings Holidayswith a diverse range of holidays and accommodation on offer, perfect for those over 50.  We are delighted to have Shearings sponsor us for the fourth year.

Solos HolidaysSolos Holidaystaking single travellers to great destinations for activity, beach, touring, cruising and sporting holidays.  And with us as sponsors for the fourth year in a row.

Headline Media Sponsor

Headline Media Sponsor

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday are the leading mid-market daily and Sunday newspapers in the UK and both are hugely influential with loyal readerships.

Travel Media Sponsor

Travel WeeklyTravel Weekly is the UK's market-leading publication and digital news site for the travel industry.

Musical Partner

Classic FM Classic FM will be providing the soundtrack for our evening for the third year running, and we look forward to being enchanted by their string quartet.

Award Categories

Our category sponsors include Holland America Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and My InterRail, all for the third year running. We are delighted to also welcome G2 Films and World of Cruising Magazine as a sponsor this year.

Silver Travel Awards Sponsors 2018

The Award categories this year are:

Best Ocean Cruise Line

      Best Self-Catering Travel Company

Best Luxury Cruise Line

Best Escorted Tour Operator (UK Tours) 

Best Specialist or Expedition Cruise Line

Best Escorted Touring Operator             
(Europe & Long Haul Tours)

Best River Cruise Line 

Best Luxury Escorted Touring Operator
Best Luxury River Cruise Line

Best Operator for the Single Traveller

Best Short Haul Tour Operator

Best Villa Holiday Company

Best Long Haul Tour Operator 

Best Rail Holiday Company   

Best Activity or Adventure Tour Operator

Best Airline

Best Cultural Tour Operator

Best Car Rental Company 

Best City Breaks Operator

Best Overseas Destination

Best Accessible Travel Provider

The Silver i-Award

This new award will recognise the travel company or destination that has delivered outstandingly for the mature traveller since 1 May 2017 in terms of an idea, initiative or innovation in its marketing, product development or overall operation. This Award will be judged by senior travel industry figures and presented at the Silver Travel Awards ceremony on 9 July 2018.

Read more about our sponsors for the Silver Travel Awards 2018.

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  • applegroupie
    3 months ago
    Just voted!