Travel Weekly honoured the trade’s favourite suppliers on January 19 when it revealed the winners of the 2010 Globe Travel Awards.


Announced at a lavish ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the Globes featured 34 supplier awards voted for by travel agents and six Consumer Awards voted for by readers of Associated Newspapers titles


It also included Travel Weekly’s four Agent Achievement Awards, plus three special awards: the Innovation in Travel Award, the Penny Akam Award for Unsung Heroes, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


 


On the water


Sponsored by Traveltek



  • Best  Ferry Company: P&O Ferries
  • Best Cruise Company three- star plus: Fred Olsen Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Company four- star plus: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Cruise Company Luxury: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Specialist Cruise Company: Hurtigruten

 


Flying


Sponsored by The Holiday Team



  • Best Scheduled Airline to US/Canada: Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Scheduled Airline to Africa: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to the Middle east or Asia: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to the Pacific, New Zealand or Australia: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to Europe: British Airways
  • Best Charter Airline: Monarch

 


Going Away


Sponsored by P&O Ferries



  • Best Rail Operator: Eurostar
  • Best Tourist Board UK Office: Dubai Tourism
  • Best Coach Operator: Shearings
  • Best Car Rental Company: Holiday Autos
  • Best UK Regional Airport: Manchester

 


Serving the industry


Sponsored by MSC Cruises



  • Best Add-Ons Provider: Holiday Extras
  • Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Consolidator/Seat Only Operator: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Travel  Trade Website: Superbreak
  • Best Insurance Provider: Holiday Extras

 


Staying


Sponsored by Travelzoo



  • Best All-Inclusive Resort: Sandals
  • Best Accommodation-Only provider: Superbreak
  • Best Theme Park: Walt Disney World Florida
  • Best Hotel Chain: RIU Hotels

 


Long-Haul Operators


Sponsored by Journeys Travel Insurance



  • Best Specialist Operator – US/Canada/Caribbean: Virgin Holidays
  • Best Specialist Operator Far East, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Specialist Operator – Middle East: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Specialist Operator – Africa: Somak Holidays
  • Best Operator Long Haul: Kuoni

 


Short-Haul Operators


Sponsored by Gail Kenny Executive Search



  • Short Haul Operators Best Operator Ski/Activity: Inghams
  • Best Operator Short Breaks: Superbreak
  • Best Operator UK Holidays: Superbreak
  • Best Operator Europe/Mediterranean: Thomas Cook

 


Lifetime Achievement 


Sponsored by Barbados Tourism Authority


Awarded to Harry Goodman


 


Innovation in Travel


Sponsored by Cheapflights.co.uk


Awarded to Holiday Taxis for its interactive ski maps project


 


Penny Akam Award for Unsung Heroes


Awarded to Johnny Pollard


 


Consumer awards


Sponsored by Associated newspapers


 


     


       


 



  • Favourite Cruise Company: P&O Cruises
  • Favourite Airline: Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Rail Operator: Virgin Trains
  • Favourite Hotel Chain: Holiday INN
  • Favourite European Short-break Provider: Eurostar
  • Favourite Long-Haul Operator: Kuoni

 


Affordable Car HireAgent Excellence Awards


In partnership with Affordable Car Hire and the Affordable Travel Group



  • Best Cruise Agency: The Cruise Village Blackpool
  • Most Innovative Agency: Travel Designers Clapham
  • Best Sales Individual: Michelle McKay from Enjoy Holidays
  • Agency of the Year: On The Beach