Our sponsors for the Silver Travel Awards 2020

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Silver Travel AwardsGold Sponsors: Shearings Holidays, Avis Car Rental
Silver Sponsors: Emerald Waterways, Travelzoo, Just You, TourHound
Bronze Sponsors: HF Holidays, Singapore Tourism Board
Musical Partner: Classic FM, supported by Riviera Travel
Consumer Media Partners: Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday
Travel Media Partner: Travel Weekly
Category Sponsors: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, World of Cruising

Gold Sponsors


It is with great pleasure that we announce Shearings Holidays as a Gold Sponsor once again. Shearings Holidays offer the very best in coach travel around the UK and in Europe.  You can take an environmentally friendly train journey around Europe or the UK or try a relaxing Shearings cruise. You can travel by coach or drive yourself to a friendly Bay or Coast & Country Hotel, located in popular UK holiday destinations. Shearings were winners of Best Escorted Tour Operator (UK Tours) and Best City Breaks Operator at the Silver Travel Awards 2019, as well as Highly Commended in the Best Accessible Travel Provider category.

“We’re thrilled to be a gold sponsor of the 2020 Awards. Silver Travel Advisor’s website provides important information, advice and ideas for everyone travelling over the age of 50. We love working with Silver Travel Advisor and we can’t wait for the Awards event in June!” Emma Morris, Shearings


Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in approximately 170 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com or www.avis.co.uk.  

“The Silver Travel Awards provide a great opportunity to find out what matters, travel-wise, to mature people.  Avis has a strong commitment to travellers over 50, and so sponsoring these Awards is an obvious choice”, Lynette Dungey, Head of Travel, International

Silver Sponsors

Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways offers a diverse range of river cruises. A multi-award-winning cruise line, Emerald Waterways operates seven innovative Star-Ships in Europe, two luxury chartered yachts based in the Adriatic Sea for the summer of 2020, and specially chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt, with their newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, now sailing the Mekong River. During February 2020, Emerald Yacht Cruises was launched and introduced the brand new Emerald Azzurra super yacht, which will sail the Red Sea, the East and West Mediterranean from July 2021.


Travelzoo® provides 5 million UK members with insider deals and unique experiences, each reviewed by a deal expert. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo has its finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years they have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top suppliers, which gives Travelzoo members access to irresistible deals.

Every Wednesday at 11am the famous Top 20 newsletter is sent out, showing the hottest deals in town, and recently featuring places a little farther flung, like Namibia, South America and Uzbekistan, and even a cruise to Antarctica, plus favourites closer to home from the Yorkshire moors to Greek beaches. 

Just You

Just You’s collection of worldwide guided touring holidays has been designed exclusively for solo travellers. From short breaks to epic journeys, customers travelling with Just You discover fascinating cities, spectacular scenery and fabulous sightseeing in the company of other solo travellers.

Just You has been taking independent travellers to destinations all over the world for more than 15 years There is so much included in a Just You holiday: flights, a room of your own, breakfast on all tours and amazing Tour Managers.


TourHound is the UK’s leading Touring & Adventure search website which aggregates real-time tour content, itineraries and prices from over 50 leading specialist tour operators. Visitors to its website can search and compare selected tours using a range of selected criteria and once found, they can book their tour directly with their chosen tour operator. ‘‘We’re pleased to be sponsoring the Best Escorted Tour Awards for Luxury, UK and Europe and Long Haul’’, Laurence Hicks, Founder.

Bronze Sponsors

HF Holidays

HF Holidays was founded in 1913. Since that time, we’ve stayed committed to our vision of providing holiday experiences which inspire friendship, fun and an enjoyment of the great outdoors. Our dedication to providing high quality walking experiences and excellent customer service has been recognised by our receiving several industry awards, including those from FEEFO and Silver Travel Advisor.

Singapore Tourism

Singapore is so much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet - and new experiences are created every day. Because we’re more than just a destination. We’re where passion is made possible.

Musical Partner

Classic FM

For over 25 years, Classic FM has been educating, inspiring, comforting and motivating listeners with the greatest music, delivered by passionate and knowledgeable broadcasters, making classical music relevant and accessible to everyone. Today it’s the world’s biggest classical music brand reaching 8 million people across its platforms each week. Listeners have a broad range of interests and when it comes to travel, they have a healthy appetite to explore the world and the available funds to do it.

Media Sponsor

Daily Mail    Mail on Sunday   Mail Online

Daily Mail is the leading mid-market daily newspaper in the UK. Established in 1896, it is hugely influential and remains an integral force in the British cultural and political landscape.

The Mail on Sunday is the most-read mid-market Sunday newspaper in the UK. Its loyal audience loves it for its ground-breaking investigative journalism, incisive debate, must-read features and award-winning supplements, including YOU magazine and EVENT.


Travel Trade Media Sponsor

Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly is the UK’s market-leading publication and digital news site for the travel industry, and boasts a presence in print, online and with an extensive portfolio of events. Travel Weekly provides unrivalled news, analysis and features on the people, products and issues facing the travel industry, and is published by an award-winning editorial team on 51 weeks of the year.

Category Sponsors

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are proud to be sponsoring the Best Operator for the Single Traveller category.

Fred. Olsen understand what makes a cruise holiday so special. It’s sailing to incredible destinations far and wide in pure comfort with like-minded travellers, enjoying fabulous food as you glide across the ocean, discovering out-of-this-world experiences and forging friendships that will last a lifetime. This is why each and every cruise is carefully crafted – from weekend breaks in Dublin to 108-night voyages around the globe – to ensure your time on board is simply unforgettable.

World of Cruising

World of Cruising offers cruisers everything they need for a memorable holiday at sea and are sponsoring the Best Ocean Cruise Line Award.  From the luxurious monthly magazine to constantly updated social media sites, readers are offered unparalleled access to all the latest news and ship reviews in the cruising market. World of Cruising offers holidaymakers everything they need to know, from choosing their destination and ship to what to take on board and how to make the most of every moment of their vacation. World of Cruising’s aim is to provide a one-stop shop for seasoned travellers and those new to cruise.

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