globes 2006 - statue largeIt’s always a hotly-fought contest, but Thomas Cook picked up the prestigious award for Best Major Operator – Short Haul at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2006.


Host Graham Norton dealt out the laughter and the accolades at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Wednesday night. Did the companies you voted for pick up any Globes?


Best Mainstream Cruise Company
P&O Cruises


Best Specialist Cruise Company
Ocean Village


Best English Channel Operator
P&O Ferries


Best Ferry Operator (all other routes)
P&O Ferries


Best Holiday Add-ons
Holiday Extras


Best Car Rental – Leisure
Holiday Autos


Best Car Rental – Business
Avis


Best Travel Insurance
Journeys Travel Insurance


Best Theme Park
Disneyworld Florida


Best Recruitment Consultancy
AA Appointments


Best Reservations System (GDS)
Galileo


Best Tourist Board/Destination
Barbados Tourism Authority


Best Scheduled European Airline
British Airways


Best Charter Airline
First Choice Airways


Best No Frills Carrier
EasyJet


Best UK Airport
Manchester


Best Business Hotel Chain (Worldwide)
Hilton


Best Leisure Hotel Chain (Worldwide)
RIU


Best All-Inclusive Resort
Sandals


Best Accommodation-Only Company
Seligo


Best Airline to Africa
South African Airways


Best Airline to the Middle East
Emirates


Best Airline to Asia
Malaysia Airlines


Best Airline to the Pacific, New Zealand or Australia
Qantas Airways


Best Transatlantic Airline
Virgin Atlantic


Best Operator – Ski
Neilson


Best Operator – UK Short Breaks
Superbreak


Best Operator – UK Holidays
Hoseasons


Best Long Haul Operator
Kuoni


Best Specialist Operator – Short Haul
Cresta


Best Major Operator – Short Haul
Thomas Cook


Best Coach Operator
WA Shearings


Best Rail Operator (UK, Europe and Worldwide)
Eurostar


Best Scheduled Consolidator
Gold Medal


Best Charter Seat-Only Operator
Avro


Best Dynamic Packaging
Gold Medal


Best On-line Brochure
Thomson


Best Website
Kuoni


Best Travel Weekly Academy Site
Kenya Tourist Board