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Globe Travel Awards 2008: winners announced

Globe Travel Awards 2008The great and the good of travel industry gathered at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night to find out who were the recipients of this year’s prestigious Globe Travel Awards.


The awards, which are voted for by travel agents, were presented by special guest Mark Lamarr. The prize ceremony also featured a surprise appearance by soul singer Jocelyn Brown.


Winners of the Globe Travel Awards 2008


Innovation in Travel Award



  • Awarded to Tripadvisor

Air travel



  • Scheduled Airline to US/Canada – Virgin Atlantic
  • Scheduled Airline to Africa – South African Airways
  • Scheduled Airline to Europe – British Airways
  • Scheduled Airline to Middle East and Asia – Emirates  
  • Scheduled Airline to Pacific/NZ/Australia – Qantas
  • Regional UK Airport – Manchester
  • Charter Airline  – First Choice Airways
  • Scheduled Consolidator – Travel 2/Travel 4
  • Seat Only Operator – Freedom Flights

Cruise and ferries



  • Ferry Company – P&O Ferries  
  • Cruise Company, 3 star plus – Ocean Village
  • Cruise Company, 4 star plus – Royal Caribbean International 
  • Cruise Company, Luxury – Silversea Cruises
  • Specialist Cruise Company – Star Clippers

Coach and rail



  • Coach Operator – Leger Holidays
  • Rail Operator – Eurostar 

Add-ons and extras



  • Insurance Provider – Journeys Travel Insurance
  • Car Rental Company – Holiday Autos
  • Theme Park – Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
  • Add-ons Provider – Holiday Extras

Recruitment



  • Recruitment Consultancy – C&M Travel Recruitment 

Technology and online



  • Technology Provider – Galileo
  • TWacademy Training Course – Anheuser Busch Adventure Parks
  • Travel Trade Website – Holiday Extras 

Accommodation and resorts



  • Business Hotel – Hilton
  • Leisure Hotel – Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
  • All Inclusive Resort – Sandals
  • Accommodation Only Provider – Hotels4U.com

Tourism



  • Tourist Board – Australia

Operators



  • Far East, Pacific, Australia and New Zealand – Kuoni
  • USA, Canada and Caribbean – Virgin Holidays  
  • Africa – Somak    
  • Middle East – Gold Medal Travel   
  • Longhaul – Kuoni     
  • Ski/Activity – Neilson Holidays    
  • Short Breaks – Superbreak
  • UK Holidays – Hoseasons  
  • Eastern Mediterranean – First Choice Holidays  
  • Western Mediterranean – Thomas Cook    
  • Dynamic Packaging Operator – Gold Medal Travel 

Consumer Awards


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  • Favourite Cruise Company – P&O Cruises
  • Favourite Airline – Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Rail Operator – Virgin Trains
  • Favourite European Short Break Provider – Lastminute.com
  • Best Online Booking Website – Expedia
  • Favourite Hotel Chain – Hilton
  • Favourite Long Haul Operator – Sovereign
  • Favourite Package Holiday Provider – Kuoni

Outstanding Achievement Award



  • Oustanding Achievement Award: Sue Biggs

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