Company review site WorkAdvisor is encouraging staff to review their workplace as the search begins to find the best employer from the industry.

The Travel Employer of the Year 2017 award will be based on the opinions of  employees who rate their businesses on WorkAdvisor.

Employees can anonymously review their workplace in five key categories and give their employer a star rating, which contributes to an overall score for that employer.

Last year’s overall winner,, also finished top of the categories for employee motivation and recommendation.

Hays Travel won awards for career development and job security, while digital agency addmustard was rated the most sociable place to work.

There are more than 150 travel companies on the site and over 600 employee reviews so far.

Philip Price, founder of WorkAdvisor, said that with two months of the year remaining, a surge of votes for any company could make a big difference to the final result.

“Unlike the majority of awards in the travel industry which are nominated and then voted on by peers, the winners of these awards are based purely on the views of the people who really know – the people who work there,” he said.

“We urge people to go on the site and tell us what they really think of their company.  We want to let the world know how great it is to work in the work in the UK travel industry and to give travel companies real and practical feedback from their people.

“Being recognised as a good employer reduces recruitment costs and creates a feel good factor within the business – it demonstrates that the employer welcomes feedback from their staff.”

Entry is free for UK travel businesses and the winners will be announced in early January.