The Advantage Travel Partnership honoured its agent and operator partners at its fourth annual Big Celebration Lunch.

In total 21 awards were presented to members and business partners at the event held at the Hilton Bankside hotel in London by mind reader David Meade.

The lunch also marked the start of Advantage’s support of Parkinson’s UK for the next year. Representatives from the charity attended to provide background on the partnership which will help fund research and support those affected by Parkinson’s.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive of Advantage Travel Partnership, said: “We are delighted to celebrate our members and business partners for another year. We are excited that our event continues to grow in the industry as we introduce new categories including this year’s Giving Back award which celebrates the actions of a member who raises money for, or awareness of, a chosen charity.

“This is our fourth year and the event is growing each year – it’s so important to us to be able to show recognition to our member and business partners.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, commented: “We’re thrilled that Advantage Travel Partnership has chosen to support Parkinson’s UK for the next year. As we strive to make major breakthroughs in the search for new and better treatments, we’re excited to have them on our team.”

The winners were chosen by a mixture of members, business partners and an independent panel.

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The winners are:

Leisure Sales Team of the Year 2019
Jet2holidays

Business Travel Airline Partner of the Year 2019
Virgin Atlantic

Business Travel Technology Partner of the Year 2019
Travelport

Business Travel Ground Transport, Ancillary & Special Services Partner of the Year 2019
Avis Budget UK

Business Travel Account Manager of the Year 2019
Paul Clark at Avis Budget UK

Business Travel Hotel Partner of the Year 2019
Hilton

Leisure Account Manager of the Year 2019
Phil Shipman at Travelsphere & Just You

Leisure Sales Team of the Year 2019
Jet2holidays

Leisure Partner of the Year 2019
Classic Collection

Agent Friendly Leisure Partner of the Year 2019
Celebrity Cruises

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Advantage Holidays- Agent of the Year 2019
Oasis Travel

Advantage Business Travel Agent of the Year (Less than £30M sales annually) 2019
Beyond Business Travel

Advantage Business Travel Agent of the Year (More than £30M sales annually) 2019
Reed & Mackay

Advantage Leisure Travel Agent of the Year (Small) 2019
TravelTime World

Advantage Leisure Travel Agent of the Year (Large) 2019
Fred. Olsen Travel

Most Engaged Leisure Travel Agent of the Year 2019
Carrick Travel

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Most Engaged Business Travel Agent of the Year 2019
Clyde Travel Management

Employee of the Year 2019- Leisure
Angela Visciano at TravelTime World

Employee of the Year 2019- Business
Bex Deadman at Blue Cube Travel

Outstanding Achievement Award 2019
Adam White at Baxter Hoare Travel

Next Gen Talent Award 2019
Olivia Newby at Linlithgow Travel

Giving Back Award 2019
Baldwins Travel Group