2023 TRAVEL GOSSIP AWARDS WINNERS

Travel Gossip is proud to be at the heart of the travel trade, reaching thousands of travel agents each week via our ever-popular Facebook group, news, social media, eMarketing and roadshows.

We drew on this unique position to find out who really are the agents’ favourite suppliers and destinations in the inaugural Travel Gossip Awards on 28th March 2023.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all our category sponsors.

See you in 2024!

1. Agents’ Favourite Ocean Cruise Company sponsored by Cruise Plus

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Virgin Voyages


    WINNER: R
    oyal Caribbean International

2. Agents’ Favourite River Cruise Company sponsored by C&M Travel Recruitment

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Scenic & Emerald Cruises
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

     

    WINNER: Riviera Travel


3. Agents’ Favourite Specialist/Luxury Cruise Company sponsored by That’s The Ticket

    • Celebrity Cruises
    • Hurtigruten
    • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
    • Silversea Cruises
    • Windstar Cruises

      WINNER:  Celebrity Cruises


    4. Agents’ Favourite Airline sponsored by Travelpack

    • Air Canada
    • Emirates
    • Jet2.com
    • Qatar Airways
    • Virgin Atlantic


      WINNER: JET2.com


    5. Agents’ Favourite Hotel & Resort Brand sponsored by Gold Medal

    • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
    • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    • Ikos Resorts & Sani Resort
    • Inclusive Collection (formally AMR Collection)
    • Palladium Hotel Group


      WINNER: Ikos Resorts & Sani Resort


    6. Agents’ Favourite Bed Bank sponsored by Israel Tourism

    • Bedsonline
    • Expedia TAAP
    • Ratehawk
    • Stuba
    • YouTravel


      WINNER: Bedsonline


    7. Agents’ Favourite Island Destination sponsored by CV Villas

    • Barbados
    • Maldives
    • Malta
    • Mauritius
    • Saint Lucia


      WINNER: Maldives


    8. Agents’ Favourite ‘Hidden Gem’ Destination sponsored by Pure Luxury

    • Bequia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines
    • British Columbia, Canada
    • Costa Rica
    • Halkidiki, Greece
    • Montenegro

      WINNER: Montenegro


    9. Agents’ Favourite ‘Bucket List’ Destination sponsored by Incredible Journeys

    • Australia
    • Bora Bora, Tahiti
    • Canada
    • Maldives
    • South Africa


    WINNER: Bora Bora


    10. Agents’ Favourite Cultural Destination sponsored by Holidays Extras

    • India
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Malta
    • Thailand

      WINNER: Thailand


    11. Agents’ Favourite All-Round Holiday Destination sponsored by Jet2holidays

    • Canary Islands
    • Dubai
    • Greece
    • Spain
    • Turkey

      WINNER: Greece


    12. Agents’ Favourite Long-Haul Tour Operator sponsored by Inclusive Collection – World of Hyatt

    • Beachcomber Tours
    • Gold Medal
    • If Only
    • Premier Holidays
    • Travelpack

      WINNER: Gold Medal


    13. Agents’ Favourite Short-Haul Tour Operator sponsored by Avis

    • Classic Collection
    • Cyplon Holidays
    • easyJet holidays
    • Jet2holidays
    • Typically Holidays

    WINNER: Jet2holidays


    14. Agents’ Favourite Luxury Operator sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah

    • Carrier
    • Classic Collection
    • If Only
    • ITC
    • Pure Luxury

    WINNER: Classic Collection 


    15. Agents’ Favourite Mainstream Touring Company sponsored by British Columbia

    • Cosmos
    • Newmarket Holidays
    • Riviera Travel
    • Titan Travel
    • Trafalgar

    WINNER: Newmarket Holidays


    16. Agents’ Favourite Adventure/Specialist Touring Company sponsored by Rate Hawk

    • Exodus
    • Explore
    • G Adventures
    • Intrepid Travel
    • Latin Routes

      WINNER: G Adventures


    17. Agents’ Favourite Tailor-Made Company sponsored by Windstar Cruises

    • Gold Medal
    • If Only
    • Major Travel
    • Premier Holidays
    • Travelpack

      WINNER: Major Travel


    18. Agents’ Favourite Holiday Essentials Company – sponsored by Visit Malta

    • Attraction World
    • Avis
    • DoSomethingDifferent
    • Flexible Autos
    • Holiday Extras

      WINNER: Holidays Extras


    19. Agents’ Favourite Supplier Call Centre – sponsored by Visit Malta

    • Beachcomber
    • Classic Collection
    • Faremine
    • Gold Medal
    • Jet2holidays

      WINNER: Classic Collection


    20. Agents’ Favourite Trade Sales Team – sponsored by Visit Malta

    • Balkan Holidays
    • Celebrity Cruises
    • Classic Collection
    • Gold Medal
    • Jet2holidays
    • MSC Cruises
    • Virgin Voyages

      WINNER: Classic Collection


    21. Agents’ Favourite Travel Brand – sponsored by Expedia TAAP

    • Beachcomber Tours
    • Gold Medal
    • Jet2holidays
    • Travelpack
    • Virgin Voyages

       

      WINNER: Jet2holidays


    22. Travel Gossip Legend – sponsored by Virgin Voyages

    • Aishling McLoughlin – Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    • Daniele Broccoli – Typically Holidays
    • Joanne Peters – Palladium Hotel Group
    • Karen Spencer – MSC Cruises
    • Rachel Wood – Emirates Holidays
    • Vishal Patel – Travelpack
    • Wayne Szczambura – Balkan Holidays

      WINNER: Vishal Patel – Travelpack