Silver Travel Awards 2015
We asked you to vote for your favourite holiday companies and destinations; and for hotels or B&Bs which gave you a special experience. Attractions which went the extra mile to meet your needs, and airlines or rental car companies which you like to recommend to others?And here are the long awaited results of the Silver Travel Awards which were announced at the Dinosaur Gallery of the Natural History Museum on 4th June 2015. The charming broadcaster, Jennie Bond, welcomed our nominees and winners, as well as our valued sponsors including Headline Sponsor, Imagine Cruising. And our Patron John Carter made special mention of our Exceptional Achievement Awards nominees. See all photos and watch our video.
Best Cruise LineMSC Cruises
Best Tour OperatorThomson Holidays
Best Limited Mobility ProviderWarner Leisure Hotels
Best UK TownLondon
Best HotelWarner Leisure Hotels
Best Bed and BreakfastTregenna, Pembrokeshire
Best Self-Catering AccommodationCenter Parcs
Best AirlineBritish Airways
Best UK AttractionTower of London
Best Car Rental CompanyHertz
Best Coach OperatorShearings Holidays
Best Rail Holiday ProviderGreat Rail Journeys
Best Overseas DestinationU.S.A
Exceptional Achievement AwardPaul Bennett, Founder and Managing Director of Grand UK Holidays
| || Paul said: "This says a lot about the company and
the people who have helped us get to where we
are today, including the first person I took on who
is still with the company. It is a collective effort and
a great privilege to win,"
Read about all of the nominees for the Exceptional Achievement Awards
• Martyn Lewis talks to Debbie Marshall, MD, about the Silver Travel Awards on The Wireless.
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We are delighted that our headline sponsor is Imagine Cruising, experts in luxury cruise holidays ans stay holidays, offering unique holidays and destinations from leading cruise lines around the world. So for specialist advice, you cannot go wrong. Imagine Cruising’s Development Director, Peter Shanks is looking forward to being part of our Awards and very much values the importance of Silver Travellers.
We welcome the The National Trust as
our Gold Sponsor, and we are honoured to be associated with this
important charity and the work it does to preserve historic homes, gardens and landscapes. The National Trust also offers a number of holiday options throughout the UK with over 400 cottages, 120 working holidays and a number of campsites and bunkhouses.
Silver Sponsor of the Silver Travel Awards
We are very pleased that the Israel Government Tourist Office have joined us as the Silver Sponsor. Naama Oryan-Kaplan from the IGTO said “We are delighted to be the Silver Sponsor of the first Silver Travel Awards. Mature travellers understand the importance of visiting a destination that can enrich their minds as well as delight their senses - Israel is that type of country.”
We are very pleased to welcome Solos Holidays as our Bronze sponsor. Solos Holidays have been providing wonderful trips, both short and long, for those travelling alone, for over 30 years. Whether you want to explore in China, go walking in Catalonia or relax in Crete, there will be a holiday for you. Solos Holidays and Silver Travel Advisor both believe that travel can be enjoyed by everyone.
Bronze Sponsor of the Silver Travel Awards
Our valued partners at Shearings Holidays are also Bronze sponsors. Whether you are looking for short breaks and escorted tours by coach, Battlefield Tours, River Cruising or UK Hotels,
Shearings have over 100 years of experience. Specialists in the very
best holiday experiences for the over 50s, Shearings are delighted to
take part in our Silver Travel Awards.
The Silver Travel Award for Best Limited Mobility / Accessible Travel Provider is proudly sponsored by Quingo mobility scooters - the world’s only 5 wheel mobility scooter, improving accessibility by offering enhanced stability, maximum manoeuvrability and full ergonomic posture control. This provides the user with superior comfort on all journeys.
Quingo mobility scooters are proud to be involved with the Silver Travel Awards. Silver Travel Advisor share their ethos of promoting accessibility and safe mobility.
Sponsor of the Best UK Town AwardWarner Leisure Hotels, based at 13 superb locations around the UK, are
excited to be sponsoring this Award. Warner Leisure Hotels offer
fantastic, fun short breaks just for adults, with excellent dining,
great entertainment and an inspiring range of activities. Whether you’d
like to stay in an historic house or a coastal village, the choice is
yours. Which wonderful town will you pick?
Best Rail Holiday Provider
My InterRail, passionate providers of European train travel are the proud sponsors of this award. My InterRail
give you the chance to enjoy a rail adventure like no other through the
entire continent with a brilliant rail pass range. From European
history and food, to great shopping and fascinating art, it’s possible
to see it all with the InterRail Pass of your choice. The question is,
will you get on board?