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Agent Achievement Awards 2022 shortlists revealed

The shortlists for the 2022 Agent Achievement Awards have been unveiled, with agents and agencies from across the UK and Ireland bidding for the trade’s top honours.

This year’s AAAs will return to their traditional date in July, having been postponed in 2020 and delayed to September 2021 due to the pandemic.

The industry’s biggest celebration of agents will take place at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel on July 14 and will once again be held in association with headline sponsor Virgin Atlantic.

The shortlists include agencies nominated by more than 100 suppliers, ranging from tour operators and cruise lines to airlines, tourist boards and ancillary companies.

Nominated and self-nominated categories also feature individuals from a broad spectrum of companies and business models in addition to new companies on the rise and those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to staff wellbeing, development and retention.

Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “The AAAs are the pinnacle of achievement for travel agencies and agents across the UK & Ireland, and we are delighted to be returning to our traditional July date for this year’s event.

“We are incredibly grateful to Virgin Atlantic and our sponsors for their ongoing support of the awards and the travel agent community, and we wish all our shortlisted companies and individuals the very best of luck on July 14.”

Find out more and book your tickets on the Agent Achievement Awards website

Agent Achievement Awards shortlists

Individual Awards – nominated by colleagues

Young Leisure Agent of the Year
Olivia Binder, Tenerity Travel
Ellie Lamb, Now Lets Travel
Jamie Holmes, Hays Travel
Aaron Petty, Hays Travel

Leisure Agent of the Year
Angela Barr, Barrhead Travel
Sarah-Jane Brooks, Blue Bay Travel
Alexis Gordon, Premier Travel
Wendy Haines, The Holiday Village
Tarina Ingham, Tenerity Travel
Holly Odell, Inspire
Michelle Rodde, Hays Travel
Olivia Smith, ROL Cruise

Leisure Manager of the Year
Sarah Clough, Your Co-op Travel
Chris Cooper, Barrhead Travel
Joanna Dobbie, Hays Travel
Sarah Lavender, Tenerity Travel
Mark Scrivener, Fred Olsen Travel
Elaine Watkins, The Travel House

Agency Support Team Member of the Year
Mitchell Fletcher, The Personal Travel Agents
Susan Forsdike, The Holiday Village
Nina Fox, Blue Bay Travel
Michaela Francis, Inspire
Sharon Ingle, Fred Olsen Travel
Scott McCabe, Oasis Travel
Megan Webb, Ponders Travel
Leah Whitton, Paramount Cruises


Regional awards – nominated by suppliers

Northern Ireland
Clubworld Travel
Downe Travel
Oasis Travel
Stewart Travel
Thompson Travel International

Republic of Ireland
Atlantic Travel
Cassidy Travel
Club Travel
Fahy Travel
John Galligan Travel

Scotland – Small Agency
Glen Travel
Jimmy Martin Travel
Kenneth Macleod Travel
Ramsay World Travel
Thorne Travel

Scotland – Large Agency
Barrhead Travel
Hays Travel
Stewart Travel
Trailfinders

North West England and North Wales – Small Agency
Aspen Travel
Delmar World Travel
Garstang Travel
Henbury Travel
Prestbury Travel

North West England and North Wales – Large Agency
Althams Travel
Designer Travel
Hays Travel
Polka Dot Travel
The Travel Village

Yorkshire, North Midlands and North East England – Small Agency
Andrew Earle’s Holidays
Idle Travel
Kyle Travel
Seaside Travel
Spa Travel

Yorkshire, North Midlands and North East England – Large Agency
Althams Travel
Dawson & Sanderson
Hays Travel
Spear Travels

Central England – Small Agency
Knowle Travel
Market Place Travel
Peakes Travel Elite
RB Collection
Sutton Travel

Central England – Large Agency
Midcounties Co-operative Travel
Millington Travel
Polka Dot Travel
Spear Travels

East of England – Small Agency
Deben Travel
Oyster Travel
Ponders Travel
Sunlounger Travel
Travel Stop

East of England – Large Agency
East of England Co-op Travel
Fred Olsen Travel
Lincolnshire Co-operative Travel
Millington Travel
Premier Travel

South West England and South Wales – Small Agency
C The World
Butterfly Travel
Cartwright Travel
La Vida Travel
Newell’s Travel

South West England and South Wales – Large Agency
Hays Travel
Miles Morgan Travel
The Travel House

London and South East England – Small Agency
Abbotts Travel
Baldwins Travel
Haslemere Travel
Swords Travel
Triangle Travel

London and South East England – Large Agency
Flight Centre
Fred Olsen Travel
Hays Travel
Trailfinders


National Awards – nominated by suppliers

Cruise Agency of the Year – Small Agency
Bluewater Holidays
Cruise 1st
Cruise 365
Cruise Circle
Cruise Nation
Panache Cruises

Cruise Agency of the Year – Large Agency
Bolsover Cruise Club
Cruise 118
Cruise.co.uk
Iglu.com
ROL Cruise
The Cruise Village/Travel Village

Touring and Adventure Agency of the Year
Hays Travel
Miles Morgan Travel
Trailfinders
Cartwright Travel
Travel Counsellors

Call Centre Agency of the Year
Blue Bay Travel
Bolsover Cruise Club
Iglu.com
Inspire
ROL Cruise
Tenerity Travel

Online Agency of the Year
Cruise.co.uk
Holidaysplease
Iglu.com
Loveholidays
Blue Bay Travel

Homeworking Agency of the Year
Designer Travel
Holidaysplease
Independent Travel Experts
The Personal Travel Agents
Not Just Travel
Travel Counsellors

High Street Agency of the Year – Small Agency
High Street Agency of the Year – Large Agency
Winners to be announced at the ceremony


Business Excellence Awards

Self-nominated or by colleagues

One to Watch Award
Angela Briggs, Designer Travel
Future Travel Group
Inspire Travel by Shaun
Now Lets Travel (Retail)
Panache Cruises
The Cruise Room
Travel by Hannah
Trending Travel

Sustainability Champion of the Year – Small Agency
Sustainability Champion of the Year – Large Agency
Winners to be announced at the ceremony


People Awards

Self-nominated or by colleagues

Best Agency to Work For – Small Agency
Blue Bay Travel
Destinology
Now Lets Travel
Triangle Travel

Best Agency to Work For – Large Agency
Barrhead Travel
Designer Travel
Hays Travel
Holidaysplease
Not Just Travel
The Travel House
The Travel Village

Mental Health Matters Award
Winner to be announced at the ceremony


 Special Awards

Panel judged, winners to be announced at the ceremony

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Clia Cruise Master Award

Atas Ambassador Award

Tipto Independent Agency of the Year Award

Find out more and book your tickets on the Agent Achievement Awards website


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