Travel Gossip Awards winners revealed during The Travel Celebration

Travel Gossip Awards winners
By Linsey McNeill
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Jet2 was the biggest winner at the second annual Travel Gossip Awards, which also saw multiple wins for Gold Medal and Attraction World.

The awards, presented on Tuesday evening by BAFTA-winning TV double act Dick and Dom during The Travel Celebration 2024 in central London, were voted for by travel agents.

Jet2 won a total of four awards, one more than last year. held on to the title of Agents’ Favourite Airline while Jet2holidays was revealed as Agents’ Favourite Short-haul Operator as well as agents’ Favourite Travel Brand for the second year running.

In a fourth win on the evening for the UK’s biggest travel company, Jet2holidays trade sales team was named agents’ favourite.

Jet2holidays Director of Travel Agent Relationships Alan Cross said the airline and operator was ‘delighted’ to have won four accolades, adding that it was ‘a huge achievement and resounding recognition from independent travel agent partners and homeworkers’.

He added: “Our dedicated trade team work tremendously hard to deliver our award-winning VIP experience to agents and ensure they are doing all they can to support partners. 

“These latest award wins demonstrate yet again that our Partners2Success approach is working, which is why it will remain at the centre of everything we do. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us.”

Gold Medal won three awards: Agents’ Favourite Long-Haul Tour Operator, Agents’ Favourite Tailor-Made company and Agents’ Favourite Supplier Call Centre.

Gold Medal Managing Director Simon Applebaum said: “We’re absolutely elated. We are all about agents and we’re grateful for the recognition they’ve given to us by voting for us in these awards. 

“It’s been a fantastic evening at the Travel Gossip Awards and the fact we won has made it even better.”

It was a big night too for Attraction World, which scooped Agents’ Favourite Holiday Essentials Company while its National Retail Engagement Manager Nicky Yates was crowned Travel Gossip Legend.

Nicky said: “To me this is the most special award there is out there in the travel industry because it is the only one that is actually voted for by the travel agents.”

Some 380 guests attended The Travel Celebration, half of whom were travel agents, raising £1,500 for ABTA LifeLine.

Here are all the winners:

Agents’ Favourite Ocean Cruise CompanyVirgin Voyages
Agents’ Favourite River Cruise CompanyRiviera Travel
Agents’ Favourite Luxury Cruise CompanyCelebrity Cruises
Agents’ Favourite Expedition Cruise CompanyHX Hurtigruten Expeditions
Agents’ Favourite
Agents’ Favourite Hotel & Resort BrandConstantinou Bros Hotels
Agents’ Favourite Bed BankBedsonline
Agents’ Favourite Island DestinationMaldives
Agents’ Favourite ‘Bucket List’ DestinationSouth Africa
Agents’ Favourite Cultural DestinationJapan
Agents’ Favourite All-Round Holiday DestinationUSA
Agents’ Favourite Long-Haul Tour OperatorGold Medal
Agents’ Favourite Short-Haul Tour OperatorJet2holidays
Agents’ Favourite Luxury OperatorClassic Collection
Agents’ Favourite Mainstream Touring CompanyNewmarket Holidays
Agents’ Favourite Adventure CompanyG Adventures
Agents’ Favourite Destination SpecialistBeachcomber
Agents’ Favourite Tailor-Made CompanyGold Medal
Agents’ Favourite Holiday Essentials CompanyAttraction World
Agents’ Favourite Trade Breakthrough BrandEasyJet Holidays
Agents’ Favourite Supplier Call CentreGold Medal
Agents’ Favourite Trade Sales TeamJet2holidays
Agents’ Favourite Travel BrandJet2holidays
Travel Gossip LegendNicky Yates (Attraction World)

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