Globes 2016: Winners revealed

Globes 2016: Winners revealed

The travel industry’s favourite suppliers have been honoured at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards in London.

The awards are voted for entirely by UK travel agents, with additional consumer awards voted for by readers of Mail Brands UK.

The event, at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, was hosted by Dame Edna Everage and Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley.

Journalist and television personality Piers Morgan presented the Consumer Awards, while entertainment was provided by performers including X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson.

Big winners on the night included Attraction World, which walked away with three Globe awards, and Kuoni and Emirates which scooped two apiece.

The winners


Innovation in Travel Award, sponsored by Travelport: Etihad

The Penny Akam Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by Affordable Car Hire: Nyki Dilworth, Vertical Systems

Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Gold Medal: Andrew Swaffield, Monarch


Consumer Awards, sponsored by Mail Brands UK

Favourite Airline: British Airways

Favourite Escorted Tours Operator: Saga

Favourite UK Operator: Warner Leisure Hotels

Favourite Ocean Cruise Company: Saga

Favourite Ferry Company: P&O Ferries

Favourite Hotel Chain: Hilton Hotels

Favourite Long-Haul Operator: Saga

Favourite River Cruise Company: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Favourite Online Booking Website:

Favourite Short-Haul Operator: Thomson


On The Water Awards, sponsored by Zolv

Best Ferry Company: P&O Ferries

Best Mainstream Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean International

Best Premium Cruise Company: Celebrity Cruises

Best River Cruise Company: Viking River Cruises

Best Specialist Cruise Company: Azamara Club Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Company: Silversea


Destination Sector Awards, sponsored by Travelzoo

Best Tourist Board Office: Dubai Tourism

Best All-Inclusive Resort Operator: Sandals

Best Hotel Chain (worldwide): Riu Hotels & Resorts

Best Attraction (worldwide): Walt Disney World Resort Florida


On The Move Awards, sponsored by P&O Ferries

Best Rail Company: Great Rail Journeys

Best Mainstream Touring Company: Titan Travel

Best Premium Touring Service: Insight Vacations

Best Car Rental Company: Affordable Car Hire


Flying Sector Awards, sponsored by The Holiday Team

Best Short-Haul Airline: Thomson Airways

Best Long-Haul Airline: Emirates

Best UK Aiport: Manchester

Best Premium Airline Service: Emirates


Long-Haul Awards, sponsored by Amadeus

Best Long-Haul Operator (multi-destination): Kuoni

Best Long-Haul Specialist Operator: Wendy Wu Tours

Best Luxury Operator: Kuoni

Best Consolidator: Gold Medal


Short-Haul Awards, sponsored by Hurtigruten

Best Short-Haul Operator: Thomas Cook

Best Activity And Adventure Operator: Inghams

Best Accommodation-Only Provider: SuperBreak


Serving The Industry Awards, sponsored by Hoseasons

Best Add-Ons Provider: Attraction World

Best Technology Provider: Amadeus

Best Insurance Provider: Holiday Extras

Best Trade Sales Team: Attraction World

Best Trade Friendly Brand: Attraction World


At Home Awards, sponsored by Cover-More

Best UK Hotel Chain: Warner Leisure Hotels

Best UK Attraction: Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio Tour

Best Operator UK Holidays: SuperBreak


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