Globe Travel Awards 2010: The winners in full

Travel Weekly honoured the trade’s favourite suppliers on January 19 when it revealed the winners of the 2010 Globe Travel Awards.

Announced at a lavish ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the Globes featured 34 supplier awards voted for by travel agents and six Consumer Awards voted for by readers of Associated Newspapers titles

It also included Travel Weekly’s four Agent Achievement Awards, plus three special awards: the Innovation in Travel Award, the Penny Akam Award for Unsung Heroes, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


On the water

Sponsored by Traveltek

  • Best  Ferry Company: P&O Ferries
  • Best Cruise Company three- star plus: Fred Olsen Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Company four- star plus: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Cruise Company Luxury: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Specialist Cruise Company: Hurtigruten



Sponsored by The Holiday Team

  • Best Scheduled Airline to US/Canada: Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Scheduled Airline to Africa: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to the Middle east or Asia: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to the Pacific, New Zealand or Australia: Emirates
  • Best Scheduled Airline to Europe: British Airways
  • Best Charter Airline: Monarch


Going Away

Sponsored by P&O Ferries

  • Best Rail Operator: Eurostar
  • Best Tourist Board UK Office: Dubai Tourism
  • Best Coach Operator: Shearings
  • Best Car Rental Company: Holiday Autos
  • Best UK Regional Airport: Manchester


Serving the industry

Sponsored by MSC Cruises

  • Best Add-Ons Provider: Holiday Extras
  • Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Consolidator/Seat Only Operator: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Travel  Trade Website: Superbreak
  • Best Insurance Provider: Holiday Extras



Sponsored by Travelzoo

  • Best All-Inclusive Resort: Sandals
  • Best Accommodation-Only provider: Superbreak
  • Best Theme Park: Walt Disney World Florida
  • Best Hotel Chain: RIU Hotels


Long-Haul Operators

Sponsored by Journeys Travel Insurance

  • Best Specialist Operator – US/Canada/Caribbean: Virgin Holidays
  • Best Specialist Operator Far East, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Specialist Operator – Middle East: Gold Medal Travel
  • Best Specialist Operator – Africa: Somak Holidays
  • Best Operator Long Haul: Kuoni


Short-Haul Operators

Sponsored by Gail Kenny Executive Search

  • Short Haul Operators Best Operator Ski/Activity: Inghams
  • Best Operator Short Breaks: Superbreak
  • Best Operator UK Holidays: Superbreak
  • Best Operator Europe/Mediterranean: Thomas Cook


Lifetime Achievement 

Sponsored by Barbados Tourism Authority

Awarded to Harry Goodman


Innovation in Travel

Sponsored by

Awarded to Holiday Taxis for its interactive ski maps project


Penny Akam Award for Unsung Heroes

Awarded to Johnny Pollard


Consumer awards

Sponsored by Associated newspapers





  • Favourite Cruise Company: P&O Cruises
  • Favourite Airline: Virgin Atlantic
  • Best Rail Operator: Virgin Trains
  • Favourite Hotel Chain: Holiday INN
  • Favourite European Short-break Provider: Eurostar
  • Favourite Long-Haul Operator: Kuoni


Affordable Car HireAgent Excellence Awards

In partnership with Affordable Car Hire and the Affordable Travel Group

  • Best Cruise Agency: The Cruise Village Blackpool
  • Most Innovative Agency: Travel Designers Clapham
  • Best Sales Individual: Michelle McKay from Enjoy Holidays
  • Agency of the Year: On The Beach


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