Half a dozen travel companies have been rated as among the 100 best mid-sized companies to work for in the UK.

A similar number appear in the top 25 best big companies to work for in annual lists compiled by the Sunday Times.

Travel search company Skyscanner comes in as the top travel firm to work for the in mid-size range, placed 6th in the top 100.

Red Carnation Hotels (8th) and Holiday Extras (10th) also make it into the top 10.

The next highest ranked is Audley Travel (30th), followed by Flight Centre (60th), Kuoni (75th) and travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance (80th).

Hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group comes third in the top 25 best big companies to work for after Iceland Foods and motor insurer Admiral Group.

Butlins, Haven and Warner parent Bourne Leisure takes 5th position, followed by Marriott Hotels International in 6th, Premier Inn owner Whitbread in 8th, and The Midcounties Co-operative in 10th place. American Express takes 13th slot.

The list of Britain’s 100 best small companies to work for is due to be published by the newspaper next weekend.

Meanwhile, Frank Meysman of Thomas Cook is among those shortlisted in awards to find the country’s top non-executive directors.

The non-executive chairman of the travel group is shortlisted among quoted companies outside the FTSE 100 in awards which are to be announced on April 3.