TRAVEL GOSSIP WINNERS 2024

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2024 Travel Gossip Awards – as voted by travel agents. We received over 2,000 nominations and final-round votes.

Congratulations to all our finalists and ‘firm favourites’*.

Huge thanks to all our award category sponsors.

1. Agents’ Favourite Ocean Cruise Company

  • Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • P&O*
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Virgin Voyages – WINNER

SPONSORED BY

2. Agents’ Favourite River Cruise Company

  • Ama Waterways
  • APT
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Riviera Travel – WINNER
  • Scenic & Emerald Cruises
  • TUI River Cruises
  • Uniworld
SPONSORED BY

3. Agents’ Favourite Luxury Cruise Company

  • Azamara
  • Celebrity Cruises – WINNER
  • Cunard
  • Oceania
  • Ponant
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Silversea
SPONSORED BY

4. Agents’ Favourite Expedition Cruise Company

  • AE expeditions (Part of Aurora Expeditions)
  • Azamara
  • HX – Hurtigruten Expeditions – WINNER
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Scenic
  • Seabourn
  • Silversea
SPONSORED BY

5. Agents’ Favourite Airline

  • Air Canada
  • British Airways
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Jet2.com – WINNER
  • Qatar Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic

SPONSORED BY

6. Agents’ Favourite Hotel & Resort Brand

  • Constantinou Bros Hotels – WINNER
  • Domes
  • Hilton Hotel and Resorts
  • Iberostar*
  • Ikos/Sani*
  • Inclusive Collection (part of World of Hyatt) formerly AMR
  • Palladium

SPONSORED BY

7. Agents’ Favourite Bed Bank

  • Bedsonline – WINNER
  • Bookabed
  • Expedia TAAP
  • RateHawk
  • Stuba*
  • Youtravel

SPONSORED BY

8. Agents’ Favourite Island Destination

  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
  • Maldives – WINNER
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Saint Lucia

SPONSORED BY

9. Agents’ Favourite ‘Bucket List’ Destination

  • Australia
  • California
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Maldives*
  • South Africa – WINNER

 

SPONSORED BY

10. Agents’ Favourite Cultural Destination

  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan – WINNER
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia

SPONSORED BY

11. Agents’ Favourite All-Round Holiday Destination

  • Canary Islands*
  • Caribbean*
  • Dubai
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • USA – WINNER

SPONSORED BY

12. Agents’ Favourite Long-Haul Tour Operator

  • Gold Medal – WINNER
  • If Only*
  • Major Travel
  • Premier Holidays
  • Travelpack
  • TUI

SPONSORED BY

13. Agents’ Favourite Short-Haul Tour Operator

  • Balkan Holidays
  • Classic Collection
  • easyJet Holidays
  • Jet2holidays – WINNER
  • Sunvil
  • TUI

SPONSORED BY

14. Agents’ Favourite Luxury Operator

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Classic Collection – WINNER
  • Exsus
  • If Only
  • Kuoni
  • Pure Luxury

SPONSORED BY

15. Agents’ Favourite Mainstream Touring Company

  • Cosmos
  • Inghams
  • Newmarket Holidays – WINNER
  • Riviera Travel
  • Titan
  • Trafalgar
SPONSORED BY

16. Agents’ Favourite Adventure Touring Company

  • Contiki
  • Exodus
  • G Adventures – WINNER
  • Intrepid
  • Not in the Guidebooks
  • Titan

SPONSORED BY

17. Agents’ Favourite Destination Specialist

  • Balkan Holidays
  • Beachcomber – WINNER
  • Canadian Affair
  • Emirates Holidays
  • First Class Holidays
  • Inghams
  • Latin Routes
  • Wendy Wu*
SPONSORED BY

18. Agents’ Favourite Tailor-Made Company

  • First Class Holidays
  • Gold Medal – WINNER
  • Major Travel
  • Premier Holidays
  • Travelpack
  • Vista (formerly HTOL)

SPONSORED BY

19. Agents’ Favourite Holiday Essentials Company

  • Attraction World – WINNER
  • Avis
  • Do Something Different
  • Flexible Autos
  • Holiday Extras
SPONSORED BY

20. Agents’ Favourite Trade Breakthrough Brand

  • Ambassador Cruises*
  • American Affair
  • AS Training
  • easyJet holidays – WINNER
  • Etihad Holidays
  • Not in the Guidebooks
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Travel Solutions
  • Tui

SPONSORED BY

21. Agents’ Favourite Supplier Call Centre

  • Classic Collection
  • Gold Medal – WINNER
  • Jet2holidays
  • JTA Travel
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • USAirtours

SPONSORED BY

22. Agents’ Favourite Trade Sales Team

  • Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Balkan Holidays
  • Classic Collection
  • Gold Medal
  • Iberostar
  • Jet2holidays – WINNER
  • Virgin Voyages

SPONSORED BY

23. Agents’ Favourite Travel Brand

  • Beachcomber
  • Classic Collection
  • Gold Medal
  • Jet2holidays – WINNER
  • Travelpack
  • Virgin Voyages

SPONSORED BY

24. Travel Gossip Legend

  • Craig Vickors (Galaxi)*
  • Daniele Broccoli (Typically Holidays)*
  • Isla Stenning (Vista)*
  • Joanne Peters (Palladium)*
  • Karen Spencer (MSC)*
  • Nicky Yates (Attraction World) – WINNER
  • Shane Lewis-Riley (Virgin Voyages)*
  • Vishal Patel (Travelpack)*
  • Wayne Szczambura (Balkan Holidays)*

 

SPONSORED BY

* denotes ‘Firm Favourite’ – where a finalist attracted a vote score within 10% of the winner