The travel trade’s favourite suppliers have been honoured at the 2024 Globe Travel Awards in London.
Big winners included Jet2.com and sister operator Jet2holidays, which repeated its feat of scooping four awards on the night – Best Short-Haul Airline and Operator, Best Trade-Friendly Brand and Best Trade Sales Team.
Other multiple winners included Emirates, which took home the Best Long-Haul Airline and Best Premium Airline Service honours, and Holiday Extras, which won the Best Add-Ons and Best Insurance Provider awards.
New winners included Virgin Voyages, which was named Best Premium Cruise Line, and Constantinou Bros, which was named Best Hotel Chain.
All awards are based solely on thousands of votes from the travel agent readers of Travel Weekly.
This year’s ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London in front of a sell-out audience of more than 1,200 guests.
The awards were presented by comedian Rob Beckett and Travel Weekly Group editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley, while entertainment included vocal performances from Russell Watson and Ella Eyre.
Special awards were presented to Hays Travel owner Dame Irene Hays, who won the Outstanding Achievement Award, and Matt Nixon from 52 Degrees North Travel, who won the Unsung Hero Award.
The Travel Corporation won the Sustainable Future Award and Kuoni was named Best Employer, while Ocean Holidays won the inaugural Travel for All Award.
Globe Travel Awards 2024 winners
Travel for All award, sponsored by The Travel Network Group: Ocean Holidays
Sustainable Future Award, sponsored by WeTravel: The Travel Corporation
Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by WHA: Kuoni
Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by Seabourn: Matt Nixon, 52 Degrees North Travel
Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Avis: Dame Irene Hays, Hays Travel
Destinations, sponsored by Travelzoo
Best Tourist Board: Barbados Tourism Marketing
Best All-Inclusive Resort: Operator Ikos Resorts
Best Hotel Chain: Constantinou Bros
Best Attraction: Walt Disney World Resort
On the Move, sponsored by P&O Ferries
Best Rail Company: Rocky Mountaineer
Best Car Rental Company: Flexible Autos
Best Mainstream Touring Company: Newmarket Holidays
Best Premium Touring Company: Titan Travel
Best Adventure Operator: G Adventures
Flying, sponsored by Icetravel Group
Best Short-Haul Airline: Jet2.com
Best Long-Haul Airline: Emirates
Best UK Airport: Heathrow
Best Premium Airline Service: Emirates
On the Water, sponsored by Gold Medal
Best Ferry Company: P&O Ferries
Best Mainstream Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean International
Best Premium Cruise Company: Virgin Voyages
Best Luxury Cruise Company: Silversea Cruises
Best Specialist Cruise Company: Hurtigruten
Best River Cruise Company: Riviera Travel
Short-haul, sponsored by A Rosa
Best Short-Haul Operator: Jet2holidays
Best Operator for Activities: Inghams
Best Accommodation-Only Provider: Bedsonline
Best UK Holidays Operator: Great Little Breaks
Long-haul, sponsored by Visit Qatar
Best Long-Haul Operator: Gold Medal
Best Long-Haul Specialist Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
Best Luxury Operator: Classic Collection
Best Flight-Only Provider: Jetset
Serving the industry, sponsored by Visit Malta
Best Add-Ons Provider: Holiday Extras
Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
Best Insurance Provider: Holiday Extras
Best Trade Sales Team: Jet2holidays
Best Trade-Friendly Brand: Jet2holidays