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Agents win array of prizes at Globe Travel Rewards

More than 40 prizes worth tens of thousands of pounds were won by members of the travel trade in a special virtual Globe Travel Rewards event hosted by Travel Weekly.

The event on Thursday evening marked the traditional date of the Globe Travel Awards, which take place in front of more than 1,200 guests at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel each January.

More than 20 supporters of the 2020 Globe Awards took part in the Rewards event, which was streamed via Facebook Premiere and on the Globes website.

In addition to the prize giveaways, the night of celebration also featured messages for the trade from well-known faces, with support from television presenter Eamonn Holmes, singer and presenter Aled Jones, singers Duncan James and Chico, Coronation Street actor Andy Whyment and author and documentary maker Simon Reeve.

The event also included tributes to those the industry has lost in the past 12 months, and a focus on the TravelCares charity appeal, founded by Travel Weekly and Abta LifeLine in 2020, which has so far raised more than £21,000 for those in the trade facing particular hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “The industry continues to face incredible challenges, and the Globe Travel Rewards was a chance to bring some light to a dark period and remind us all of the wonderful partnerships and relationships that underpin it.

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“Throughout the pandemic, frontline travel agents and operators have worked tirelessly to support their customers, colleagues and partners, and the response of the 22 supporters of the event was testament to their desire to recognise those efforts. Thank you to everyone who took part, and everyone who joined us to celebrate our incredible industry.”

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Managing director Stuart Parish, who co-hosted the event, added: “Throughout the pandemic, the Travel Weekly team has re-enforced its commitment to supporting and connecting the travel trade, continuing to produce unrivalled content online, via social media and in print to help readers and partners navigate this devastating period.”

He added: “As the only trade media title continuing to publish weekly and with all our digital content made freely available as broadly as possible to support the industry, we felt we shouldn’t let the traditional date of the biggest event in the calendar go unmarked.

“We hope the Globe Travel Rewards gave the industry a much-needed lift in these difficult times, and we look forward to bringing the Globe Travel Awards back in even more spectacular fashion in 2022.”

A night of celebration

A £500 Amazon voucher from Air Transat
Winner: Julie Kenyon, Personal Travel Agents at Midcounties Co-operative

A 2021 cruise from Virgin Voyages
Winner: Clare Masterson, Premier Travel

A case of sparkling wine from Trafalgar/Insight Vacations
Winner: Adam Lewis, Travelplanners

A hamper worth £300 from Cosmos
Winner: Suzanne Norris, Designer Travel

A two-night mini cruise for two from P&O Ferries
Winner: Zoe Franklin, Travel Club Elite

A £1,000 single-booking flight voucher from Manchester Airports Group
Winner: Tracey Forrester, Appleby Travel

Subscriptions, beauty boxes and signed Good Housekeeping cookbooks from Hearst UK

Winners of the subscriptions:
Amanda Heap, Premier Travel
Simon Marks, Travel Alliance
Kerry Lakey, Savannah Travel
Jamie Revell, Revells Travel
Rad Sofronijevic, Midcounties Co-operative Travel
Pamela Tulloch, Barrhead Travel

Winners of the beauty boxes:
Claire Moore, Peakes Travel Elite
Kate Holroyd, Strawberry Holidays
Elizabeth Ryan, Unexplored Latitudes
Joanne Jackson-Hale, Hays Travel
Katie Leigh, Hurtigruten
Conor Campbell, Travel Inspired

Winners of the cookbooks:
Clare McGarr, Hays Travel
Bettina McCue, Baldwins Travel
Rachel Clifton, Lincolnshire Co-operative Travel
Mike Payne, Not Just Travel
Paul Hardwick, Fred Olsen Travel
Funmi Le Moign , HTS Travel

A £500 Lifestyle gift voucher from Carnival Cruise Line
Winner: Samantha Kelly , The Travel Directors

A week’s holiday for two from Club Med
Winner: Tracey Isom, Arrive Relax Travel

A UK break for two including a one-night stay from Icelolly.com
Winner: Gyongyver Szafta, MSC Cruises

A motorhome touring holiday from Affordable Car Hire
Winner: Laura Randerson, Holidaysplease

A four-night Mekong cruise from Wendy Wu Tours
Winner: Mark Ashton, Not Just Travel

A £500 holiday voucher from Newmarket Holidays
Winner: Emily Richards, Hays Travel

A seven-night MSC Magnifica cruise from MSC Cruises
Winner: Dawn Wilson, Imp Travel

A one-week 2022 cruise on Silver Moon from Silversea Cruises
Winner: Joanne Boxall, Travel Counsellors

A hamper and £500 holiday gift card from Kuoni
Winner: Tracey Murray, Miles Morgan Travel

A week’s car hire worldwide from Avis
Winner: Sophie Davies, Fred Olsen Travel

A two-night UK hotel break from Travelzoo
Winner: Sarah Revell, Rocky Mountaineer

A Norwegian Epic cruise plus theatre tickets from NCL
Winner of the cruise: Zoe Bennett, Midcounties Co-operative Travel

Winners of the theatre tickets:
Samuel Bender, World Travel Holdings
Julie Pollard, Prestbury Travel
Claire Tregembo, Cruise Nation
Donna Graham, Your Holiday Booking
Chloe Harman, The Travel Village

A £500 Mastercard gift card from Paysafe
Winner: Lynne Lewis, Designed4travel

A five-night B&B stay at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife from Palladium Hotel Group
Winner: Josie Munt, Meon Valley Travel

A pair of flights plus £1,000 for a joint marketing campaign from Jet2holidays
Winner: Sharon Garlick, Hays Travel

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