The travel industry’s young talent was recognised last night at awards as part of the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame annual dinner in London.
Graeme Milne, general manager of Corporate Traveller, was named as young manager of the year out of a shortlist of four, which included Carnival UK captain Robert Camby, FCm Travel Solutions team leader Amy McKie and Lowcost Travel Group partnerships director Tim Buckman.
Greg Marsh, founder and chief executive of online accommodation firm Onefinestay, took the young entrepreneur award. Other finalists were Tom Warsop, chief executive of All Inclusive Holiday Company, Simon Purchase, managing director of Cruising Excursions, Matthew Stuart, managing director of Getabed and Danny Waine, marketing director of Perfect Weddings Abroad.
The awards, presented at The Savoy Hotel, saw Travel Republic pick up the 2012 business achievement prize and World Travel Market chairman Fiona Jeffery the Ambassador award for sustainable travel.
New members inducted into the Hall of Fame were Abercrombie & Kent founder and executive chairman Geoffrey Kent, International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh, Rezidor Hotel Group resident and chief executive Kurt Ritter Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman Richard Fain and Stagecoach group co-founder and chief executive Sir Brian Souter.
The Hall of Fame was created in 1995 by Kingley Event Management to honour outstanding achievement in the British travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Avis, Amadeus, Thomas Cook and Travel Weekly Group were principal sponsors of the 2012 Awards.
The business achievement award was sponsored by Superbreak. The young manager and young entrepreneur awards were sponsored by Travelzoo and the Ambassador award is by Tui Travel.
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