BTA gold winners

If booking a holiday then it’s good to know which companies have just landed a British Travel Award. Top UK travel bosses attended last night’s glittering awards ceremony in London hosted by TV’s Outnumbered and Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis.

Over 50’s specialist, Saga Travel and Thomas Cook were big winners. Saga scooped Best Escorted Tours Operator, Best Tour Operator to Southern Asia, and Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Tour Operator. And Thomas Cook tok Best family holiday company, Best activity/sports tour operator, Best weddings and honeymoons tour operator and Best cruise holiday retailer among others.

Other highlights included: Best worldwide luxury tour operator – Kuoni;  Best all-inclusive operator – First Choice; Best adults-only tour operator – Thomson; Best tour operator to the USA – Virgin Holidays;  Best train tour operator – Great Rail Journeys; Best coach tour operator – Shearings; Best camping and mobile tour operator – Eurocamp; Best mainstream cruise line, Best family cruise line and Best UK departure cruise line – P&O; Best luxury cruise line – Cunard; Best long haul airline – Virgin Atlantic; Best short haul – BA; Best UK airport – Gatwick; Best holiday attraction ticket provider – Attraction Tickets Direct; Best worldwide theme park – Universal Orlando; Best airport parking company – APH; Best UK holiday park operator – Haven.

For the full list of winners visit


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