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British Travel Awards Roll of Honour 2012 - 2008

Past winners in the holiday companies by holiday type sector

Best Worldwide Luxury Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Kuoni Abercrombie & Kent Nomadic Thoughts


Best Regional Luxury Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Emirates Tours UK Classic Collection Holidays Nomadic Thoughts


Best Family Holiday Company1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Thomas Cook Eurocamp Simpson Travel


Best All-Inclusive Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 First Choice The Holiday Place No companies elected
Best All-Inclusive Tour Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomson Thomas Cook Cox & Kings2
2010 Thomas Cook Thomson Virgin Holidays
2009 Thomson Thomas Cook Virgin Holidays


Best Adults Only Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Thomson No companies elected TrekAmerica
Best Adults Only Tour Operator4
Year Winner Silver Specialist
2011 Thomson Couples Virgin Holidays Kuoni


Best Singles Holiday Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Solos' Just You Friendship Travel Singles Holidays
Best Singles Holiday Tour Operator4
Year Winner Silver Specialist
2011 Club 18-30 Saga Holidays Solos'


Best Weddings & Honeymoons Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Signature from Thomas Cook Destinology Perfect Weddings Abroad
Best Weddings & Honeymoons Tour Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Perfect Weddings Abroad2
2010 Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Tailormade
2009 Thomson Virgin Holidays First Choice
2008 Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature Kuoni


Best Special Interest Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Exodus Travels Discover the World The Discovery Collection


Best Escorted Experience Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Explore / Intrepid Travel Tucan Travel
Best Special Interest / Adventure Tour Operator3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Trailfinders TrekAmerica Explore Worldwide2
2010 Trailfinders TrekAmerica Neilson
2009 Trailfinders TrekAmerica The Adventure Company


Best Activity / Sports Tour Operator1
Year Overall or Large Medium Small
2012 Thomas Cook Sport Mark Warner TrekAmerica
Best Spectator Sports Tour Operator3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Sport Thomson Sport Gullivers Sports Travel2
Best Activity / Sports Tour Operator3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Thomas Cook Sport Thomson Sport Neilson Active Holidays
2009 Thomson Sport Virgin Holidays Crystal Holidays
2008 Crystal Holidays Mark Warner Club Med


Best Ski & Winter Sports Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Ski Olympic Neilson Holidays VIP Ski
Best Ski & Winter Sports Tour Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomson Crystal Ski InghamsTravel2
2010 Virgin Holidays Crystal Ski Neilson
2009 Crystal Ski Virgin Holidays Inghams Travel
2008 Inghams Travel Neilson Crystal Ski


Best Escorted Tours Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Saga Holidays Titan Travel Scenic Tours
Best Escorted Tours Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Tours Saga Holidays Shearings Holidays2
2010 Thomas Cook Tours Shearings Holidays Saga Holidays
2009 Shearings Holidays Thomas Cook Tours Titan Hi Tours
2008 Shearings Holidays Jetsave Saga Holidays


Best Holidays by Train Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Great Rail Journeys Railbookers Holidays by Rail
Best Holidays by Train Tour Operator4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Eurostar Orient Express Great Rail Journeys


Best Coach Holiday Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Shearings Holidays Gold Crest Holidays Collette Worldwide Holidays
Best Coach Holiday Tour Operator4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Newmarket Holidays Shearings Holidays Leger Holidays


Best Camping & Mobile Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Eurocamp / Haven Brittany Ferries Holidays
Best Camping & Mobile Tour Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Eurocamp Haven Hoseasons2
2010 Haven Eurocamp Hoseasons
2009 Haven Thomson Al Fresco Eurocamp
2008 Keycamp Holidays Eurocamp Haven


Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Tour Operator1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Saga Holidays Abercrombie & Kent Bales Worldwide
Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Tour Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Kuoni Thomas Cook Signature Imagine Africa2
2010 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature
2009 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature
2008 Kuoni Cox & Kings Virgin Holidays

1. In 2012 the "silver" and "bronze" awards were dropped. To show a more equitable representation for smaller and specialist holiday providers, a size criteria was introduced requiring competing companies to state whether they were large (carrying more than 80,000 pax per year), medium (carrying 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year) or small (carrying less than 10,000 pax per year).

2 In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Specialist".

3 "Best Spectator Sports" category introduced, "Best Special Interest/Adventure" and "Best Activity/Sport" redefined to meet revised category criteria.

4 New category introduced in 2011.


Past winners in the best holiday companies to Asia and Australasia sector

Region Award2 - Best Tour Operator across Asia and Australasia
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Trailfinders
2010 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Kuoni


Best Tour Operator to Australasia1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Austravel Scenic Tours No Entries
Best Tour Operator to Australasia
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Qantas Holidays Austravel Contiki Holidays3
2010 Qantas Holidays Trailfinders Austravel


Best Tour Operator to Southern Asia1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Saga Holidays Explore Bales Worldwide
Best Tour Operator to Southern Asia
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Wendy Wu Tours3
2010 Trailfinders Trans Indus Wendy Wu Tours


Best Tour Operator to South East Asia1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Thomas Cook Signature Premier Holidays Emirates Tours UK
Best Tour Operator to South East Asia
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Wendy Wu Tours3
2010 Virgin Holidays Trailfinders Wendy Wu Tours


Best Tour Operator to East and Central Asia1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Wendy Wu Tours On The Go Tours Regent Holidays
Best Tour Operator to East and Central Asia
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Inside Japan Tours3
2010 Hayes & Jarvis Wendy Wu Tours Trailfinders


Best Tour Operator to The Indian Ocean1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Kuoni Destinology Emirates Tours UK
Best Tour Operator to The Indian Ocean
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomson Worldwide Thomas Cook Signature Premier Holidays3
2010 Virgin Holidays Hayes & Jarvis First Choice


Best Tour Operator to Australia/New Zealand4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Kuoni Travel2 Qantas Holidays


Best Tour Operator to Asia/Pacific4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Hayes & Jarvis Kuoni Thomson

1. In 2012 the "silver" and "bronze" awards were dropped. To show a more equitable representation for smaller and specialist holiday providers, a size criteria was introduced requiring competing companies to state whether they were large (carrying more than 80,000 pax per year), medium (carrying 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year) or small (carrying less than 10,000 pax per year).

2. Region awards dropped after 2011.

3. In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Independent".

4. Due to a change in the method of distributing votes for "Package Holiday Companies by Destination" from the 2010 awards programme, "Best Tour Operator to Australia/New Zealand" and "Best Tour Operator to Asia/Pacific" should not be viewed for comparative purposes with the results from 2010.


Past winners in the best holiday companies to Africa and The Middle East sector

Region Award2 - Best Tour Operator across Africa and The Middle East
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomson Worldwide Thomas Cook Signature Kuoni
2010 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson Virgin Holidays


Best Tour Operator to North Africa1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 First Choice Red Sea Holidays Bales Worldwide
Best Tour Operator to North Africa
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Red Sea Holidays First Choice Milestone Tours3
2010 First Choice Direct Holidays Exodus Travel


Best Tour Operator to Sub-Saharan Africa1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Expert Africa G Adventures Imagine Africa
Best Tour Operator to Sub-Saharan Africa
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Virgin Holidays Imagine Africa Trailfinders3
2010 Kuoni Nomadic Thoughts Imagine Africa


Best Tour Operator to The Middle East1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Emirates Tours UK Thomas Cook Signature Destinology
Best Tour Operator to The Middle East
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Virgin Holidays Emirates Tours Explore3
2010 Kuoni Hayes & Jarvis Exodus Travel


Best Middle East Tour Operator (incl. Egypt)4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2009 Thomson First Choice Kuoni
2008 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Emirates Tours


Best Tour Operator to Africa4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Kuoni Virgin Holidays Cox & Kings


1. In 2012 the "silver" and "bronze" awards were dropped. To show a more equitable representation for smaller and specialist holiday providers, a size criteria was introduced requiring competing companies to state whether they were large (carrying more than 80,000 pax per year), medium (carrying 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year) or small (carrying less than 10,000 pax per year).

2. Region awards dropped after 2011.

3. In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Independent".

4. Due to a change in the method of distributing votes for "Package Holiday Companies by Destination" from the 2010 awards programme, "Best Middle Tour Operator (incl. Egypt)" and "Best Tour Operator to Africa" should not be viewed for comparative purposes with the results from 2010.


Past winners in the best holiday companies to Europe and The Canary Islands sector

Region Award2 - Best Tour Operator across Europe and The Canary Islands
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomas Cook Thomson First Choice
2010 Thomas Cook Signature Thomson First Choice


Best Tour Operator to Western Europe
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Brittany Ferries Holidays Inntravel Archipelago Choice


Best Tour Operator to France5
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Brittany Ferries Holidays Lastminute.com Keycamp Holidays
2010 Brittany Ferries Holidays Keycamp Holidays Cresta Holidays


Best Tour Operator to Central and Northern Europe1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Cresta Discover The World No entries
Best Tour Operator to Central and Northern Europe
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Shearings Holidays Inghams Insight Vacations3
2010 Co-operative Travel Shearings Holidays Cresta


Best Tour Operator to East and South East Europe1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 First Choice Balkan Holidays Direct Traveller
Best Tour Operator to East and South East Europe
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Balkan Holidays Direct Holidays Milestone Tours3
2010 Direct Holidays Balkan Holidays Travelsphere


Best Tour Operator to the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Thomson Sovereign Luxury Travel Light Blue Travel
Best Tour Operator to the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Jet2 Holidays Direct Holidays Classic Collection3
2010 Direct Holidays Co-operative Travel Jet2 Holidays


Best Tour Operator to the Italian Peninsula and Malta1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Newmarket Holidays Citalia Essential Italy
Best Tour Operator to the Italian Peninsula and Malta
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Citalia Page & Moy Shearings Holidays3
2010 Citalia Page & Moy Classic Collection


Best Tour Operator to Hellenic Europe1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Olympic Holidays Sovereign Luxury Travel Ionian Island Holidays
Best Tour Operator to Hellenic Europe
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Olympic Holidays Manos Holidays Ionian Island Holidays3
2010 Olympic Holidays Classic Collection Inghams


Best Mediterranean Tour Operator4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2009 Thomson Thomas Cook First Choice


Best Tour Operator to the Eastern Mediterranean4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Thomas Cook Olympic Holidays First Choice


Best Tour Operator to the Western Mediterranean4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Cadogan Holidays First Choice Thomas Cook

1. In 2012 the "silver" and "bronze" awards were dropped. To show a more equitable representation for smaller and specialist holiday providers, a size criteria was introduced requiring competing companies to state whether they were large (carrying more than 80,000 pax per year), medium (carrying 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year) or small (carrying less than 10,000 pax per year).

2. Region awards dropped after 2011.

3. In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Independent".

4. Due to a change in the method of distributing votes for "Package Holiday Companies by Destination" from the 2010 awards programme, "Best Mediterranean Tour Operator, "Best Tour Operator to the Eastern Mediterranean" and "Best Tour Operator to the Western Mediterranean" should not be viewed for comparative purposes with the results from 2010.

5. The category "Best Tour Operator to France" was replaced after 2011 with "Best Tour Operator to Western Europe".


Past winners the best holiday companies to The Americas sector

Region Award2 - Best Tour Operator across The Americas
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Virgin Holidays Thomson Thomas Cook Signature
2010 Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature Thomson


Best Tour Operator to Canada1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Virgin Holidays Titan Travel TrekAmerica
Best Tour Operator to Canada
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Canadian Affair Trailfinders Titan Travel3
2010 Canadian Affair Trailfinders Titan Travel


Best Tour Operator to the USA1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Virgin Holidays Titan Travel TrekAmerica
Best Tour Operator to the USA
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 TrekAmerica BA Holidays Trailfinders3
2010 TrekAmerica BA Holidays First Choice


Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean and Bermuda1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Virgin Holidays The Holiday Place No entries
Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean and Bermuda
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Kuoni First Choice Carib Tours3
2010 Kuoni First Choice Hayes & Jarvis


Best Tour Operator to Central and South America1
Year Overall / Large Medium Small
2012 Bales Worldwide G Adventures Journey Latin America
Best Tour Operator to Central and South America
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Dehouche Kuoni Journey Latin America3
2010 Kuoni Exodus Travel Journey Latin America


Best Tour Operator to the USA and Canada4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Signature Thomson


Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean and Bermuda4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Virgin Holidays Hayes & Jarvis Thomas Cook Signature


Best Tour Operator to Central and South America4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Kuoni Tucan Travel Journey Latin America

1. In 2012 the "silver" and "bronze" awards were dropped. To show a more equitable representation for smaller and specialist holiday providers, a size criteria was introduced requiring competing companies to state whether they were large (carrying more than 80,000 pax per year), medium (carrying 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year) or small (carrying less than 10,000 pax per year).

2. Region awards dropped after 2011.

3. In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Independent".

4. Due to a change in the method of distributing votes for "Package Holiday Companies by Destination" from the 2010 awards programme, "Best Tour Operator to the USA and Canada", "Best Tour Operator to the Caribbean" and "Best Tour Operator to Central/South America" should not be viewed for comparative purposes with the results from 2010.


Past winners in the best cruise lines sector

Best Mainstream Cruise Line
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean International Thomson Cruises
2011 P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean International Thomson Cruises
2010 Royal Caribbean International P&O Cruises Thomson Cruises
2009 Ocean Village Fred Olsen Cruise Lines P&O Cruises


Best Luxury Cruise Line
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Cunard Line Celebrity Cruises Swan Hellenic
2011 P&O Cruises Cunard Line Princess Cruises
2010 P&O Cruises Celebrity Cruises Cunard
2009 Princess Cruises Oceana Silverseas
2008 P&O Cruises Cunard Line Princess Cruises


Best Family Cruise Line1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean International Thomson Cruises
2011 P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean International Thomson Cruises
2010 Royal Caribbean International P&O Cruises Disney Cruise Line


Best Niche Cruise Line
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Voyages of Discovery Saga Cruises Disney Cruise Line
2011 Voyages of Discovery Disney Cruise Line Hurtigruten
2010 Voyages of Discovery Hurtigruten Disney Cruise Line
2009 Disney Cruise Line Voyages of Discovery Hurtigruten
2008 Hurtigruten Voyages of Discovery Swan Hellenic


Best River Cruise Line
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Viking River Cruises Scenic Tours Discover Egypt
2011 Viking River Cruises Swan Hellenic Elegant River Cruises
2010 Viking River Cruises Swan Hellenic Elegant River Cruises
2009 Viking River Cruises Noble Caledonia Avalon Waterways


Best UK Departure Cruise Line2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 P&O Cruises Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean International
2011 P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean International Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

1. The category "Best Family Cruise Line" was introduced in the 2010 awards programme.

2. The category "Best UK Departure Cruise Line" was introduced in the 2011 awards programme.


Past winners in the best travel agencies, holiday retailers and booking companies sector

Best National Travel Retailer1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Thomson Thomas Cook The Co-operative Travel


Best Small Travel Agency1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Travelwise Barrhead Travel Holidays By Rail


Best Travel Agency Website
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Thomson.co.uk MailTravel.co.uk ThomasCook.com
2011 Co-operativeTravel.co.uk TravelRepublic.co.uk Thomson.co.uk
2010 Thomson.co.uk ThomasCook.com Expedia.co.uk


Best Cruise Holiday Retailers
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Cruise Thomas Cook Virgin Holidays Cruises Bolsover Cruise Club
2011 Thomson Cruise Virgin Holidays Cruises Cruise.co.uk2
2010 Cruise Thomas Cook Thomson Cruises Virgin Holidays Cruises
2009 Cruise Thomas Cook Virgin Holidays Cruises Cruisedeals.co.uk


Best Flight Booking Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Expedia.co.uk Alpharooms.com Fly.com
2011 Expedia.co.uk TravelRepublic.co.uk Lastminute.com
2010 Expedia.co.uk Thomson Trailfinders
2009 Expedia.co.uk Easyjet.com Skyscanner.net
2008 Expedia.co.uk Easyjet.com Ryanair.com


Best Hotel Booking Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Laterooms.com Expedia.co.uk Alpharooms.com
2011 Booking.com Expedia.co.uk Laterooms.com
2010 Expedia.co.uk Lastminute.com Laterooms.com
2009 Expedia.co.uk Lastminute.com Laterooms.com
2008 Hotels4u.com Laterooms.com Ebookers.com


Best Villa/Self Catering Booking Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 cottages4you James Villa Holidays Villa Plus

2011

Thomas Cook Villas with Style James Villa Holidays Cottages4you

2010

Thomas Cook Villas with Style James Villa Holidays Thomson


Best Holiday Attraction Ticket Provider
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Attraction Tickets Direct The London Pass 365tickets.com
2011 Lastminute.com Attraction Tickets Direct Virgin Holidays
2010 Attraction Tickets Direct Lastminute.com Virgin Holidays
2009 Attraction Tickets Direct Theme Park Tickets Direct Attractiontix
2008 Keith Prowse Attractiontix Superbreak

1. See "Of The Year Awards" for retailer categories before 2012

2. In 2011 the "Bronze" award was replaced by "Independent".


Past winners in the best hotel groups sector

Best All-Inclusive Hotel/Resort Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

Sandals & Beaches Resorts RIU Hotels & Resorts Elegant Hotels Group

2011

Sandals & Beaches Resorts RIU Hotels & Resorts First Choice Holiday Villages

2010

Sandals & Beaches Resorts RIU Hotels & Resorts First Choice Holiday Villages

20091

First Choice Holiday Villages Sandals & Beaches Resorts RIU Hotels & Resorts

2008

Sandals & Beaches Resorts RIU Hotels & Resorts Club Med


Best Luxury Hotel/Spa Resort Company2
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

Sandals Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Elegant Hotels Group


Best Business Hotel Chain2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Premier Inn Hilton Marriott
2010 Premier Inn Hilton Marriott
2009 Marriott Hilton Radisson SAS
2008 Hilton Marriott Radisson SAS


Best Leisure Hotel Chain
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Premier Inn Warner Leisure Hotels RIU Hotels & Resorts
2011 Premier Inn RIU Hotels & Resorts Hilton
2010 Premier Inn Holiday Inn Marriott
2009 Hilton Marriott Iberostar
2008 Marriott Travelodge Hilton

1. In the 2009 awards programme the results where based upon individual properties. The companies shown are their respective operating companies.

2. After 2011 "Best Business Hotel Chain" was replaced by "Best Luxury Hotel/Spa Resort Company.


Past winners in the best cross channel operators, ferry and car hire companies sector

Best Cross Channel Operators (UK to France)
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries DFDS Seaways
2011 P&O Ferries Norfolk Line (DFDS) Brittany Ferries
2010 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries Eurostar
2009 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries Stena Line
2008 P&O Ferries Eurostar Eurotunnel


Best Ferry Operator (UK routes)
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries Stena Line
2011 P&O North Sea Ferries Norfolk Line (DFDS) Brittany Ferries
2010 P&O North Sea Ferries Brittany Ferries Stena Line
2009 P&O North Sea Ferries Stena Line Irish Ferries


Best Car Hire Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Avis Europcar UK Group Holiday Autos
20112


Best Business Car Hire Company1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Avis Hertz Europcar UK Group
2009 Avis Hertz Europcar UK Group
2008 Avis Hertz Europcar UK Group


Best Holiday Car Hire Company1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Avis Holiday Autos Hertz
2009 Europcar UK Group Avis Hertz
2008 Avis Europcar UK Group Alamo

1. The categories "Best Business Car Hire Company" and "Best Holiday Car Hire Company" were dropped after the 2010 awards programme.

2. See "Of The Year Awards" for car hire category in 2011.


Past winners in the airlines and UK airports sector

Best Long Haul Airline
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Virgin Atlantic British Airways Emirates


Best Scheduled Airline - Long Haul2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Virgin Atlantic Emirates British Airways
2009 Virgin Atlantic British Airways Emirates
2008 Virgin Atlantic Emirates British Airways


Best Short Haul Airline
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 British Airways EasyJet Monarch Airlines


Best Scheduled Airline - Europe2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 British Airways Monarch EasyJet
2009 British Airways Monarch BMI
2008 British Airways Monarch BMI


Best No Frills Airline2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 EasyJet Thomson Airways Monarch
2009 EasyJet Thomson Airways Jet2.com
2008 EasyJet Monarch Flybe


Best Leisure Airline4
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Monarch Thomson Fly Thomas Cook Airlines


Best Business/First Class Airline3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Emirates British Airways Virgin Atlantic
2010 Virgin Atlantic Emirates British Airways
2009 Virgin Atlantic British Airways Emirates
2008 Virgin Atlantic Emirates Singapore Airlines


Best Economy Class Airline3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Virgin Atlantic EasyJet British Airways
2010 Virgin Atlantic Thomson Airways British Airways
2009 EasyJet Virgin Atlantic British Airways
2008 Virgin Atlantic British Airways Emirates


Best Airline for Customer Service1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 British Airways Virgin Atlantic Emirates
2011 Virgin Atlantic British Airways Thomson Airways


Best UK Airport
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 London Gatwick Manchester London Heathrow


Best Major UK Airport
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Manchester London Gatwick London Heathrow
2010 Manchester London Gatwick London Heathrow


Best Regional UK Airport
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 East Midlands London City Liverpool John Lennon
2010 East Midlands London City Liverpool John Lennon


Best UK Airport for Business Travel5
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 London Heathrow Manchester London City
2008 London Heathrow Manchester London Gatwick


Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel6
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 London Gatwick Manchester Birmingham

1. The category "Best Airline for Customer Service" was introduced in the 2011 awards programme.

2. The categories "Best No Frills Airline", "Best Scheduled Airline - Europe" and "Best Scheduled Airline - Long Haul" were dropped after the 2010 awards programme.

3. The categories "Best Business/First Class Airline" and "Best Economy Class Airline" were dropped after the 2011 awards programme.

4. The category "Best Leisure Airline" was dropped after the 2008 awards programme.

5. The category "Best UK Airport for Business Travel" was not featured in the 2009 awards programme.

6. The category "Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel" was dropped after the 2008 awards programme.


Past winners in the best holiday add on providers and worldwide theme parks sector

Best UK Airport Parking Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 APH Holiday Extras Airparks
2011 APH Holiday Extras Airparks
2010 APH Holiday Extras BAA Parking
2009
2008 Holiday Extras BCP NCP


Best UK Airport Accommodation and Parking Provider1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Holiday Extras APH Superbreak


Best Holiday Transfer Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 HolidayTransfers.com A2B Transfers Transfers4u
2011 Holiday Taxis Resort Hoppa Transfers4u
2010 Holiday Extras Holiday Taxis Resort Hoppa
2009 Holiday Taxis Transfers4u Resort Hoppa
2008 Holiday Taxis Resort Hoppa Transfers4u


Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Post Office Travelex Sainsbury's
2011 Post Office Travelex M&S Money
2010 Post Office Travelex Thomas Cook
2009 Post Office M&S Money Thomson
2008 Post Office M&S Money Thomas Cook


Best Travel Insurance Provider
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Post Office Essential Travel Holiday Extras
2011 Post Office Insure & Go Lloyds TSB
2010 Post Office Insure & Go Lloyds TSB
2009 Post Office Insure & Go AXA
2008 Post Office AXA Insure & Go


Best Worldwide Theme Park
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Universal Orlando Resort Universal Studios Hollywood Disneyland Paris

2011

Disneyland Florida Universal Orlando Resort Disney Magic Kingdom Florida

2010

Universal Orlando Resort Disneyland Florida Disney Magic Kingdom Florida

2009

2008

Universal Orlando Resort Walt Disney World Resort Florida Disneyland Paris

1. The category "Best UK Airport Accommodation and Parking Provider" was dropped after the 2010 awards programme.


Past winners in the best UK/domestic holiday companies and visitor attractions sector

Best UK Holiday Park Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Haven Parkdean Butlin's
2011 Parkdean Center Parcs Haven
2010 Parkdean Center Parcs Butlin's


Best Travel UK Waterways/Lakes Boat Operator
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Hoseasons Fal River Cornwall Le Boat
2011 Hoseasons Blakes CanalHolidays.co.uk
2010 Hoseasons Blakes Le Boat


Best UK Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

National Trust Holiday Cottages Helpful Holidays Farm & Cottage Holidays

2011

cottages4u.co.uk Helpful Holidays English Country Cottages

2010

cottages4u.co.uk National Trust Holiday Cottages English Country Cottages


Best UK Leisure Attraction
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

Eden Project, Cornwall Longleat Safari & Adventure Park Legoland Windsor Resort

2011

Eden Project, Cornwall Natural History Museum London Eye

20101

London Eye Warwick Castle Beamish Museum,
Co. Durham


Best UK Heritage Attraction
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Edinburgh Castle St Paul's Cathedral, London Minack Theatre, Cornwall

2011

Edinburgh Castle Beamish Museum,
Co. Durham
National Railway Museum,
York

20101

Alton Towers, Staffs Eden Project, Cornwall National Trust


Best UK Theme Park
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Alton Towers, Staffs Legoland Windsor Resort Thorpe Park, Surrey
2010 Alton Towers, Staffs Thorpe Park, Surrey Legoland Windsor Resort
20091 Alton Towers, Staffs SS Great Britain, Bristol Thorpe Park, Surrey
20081 Alton Towers, Staffs London Eye Legoland Windsor Resort


Best UK Holiday County or Region
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Cornwall Lake District, Cumbria Yorkshire
2011 Cornwall Devon Yorkshire/Dales
2010 Cornwall Devon Lakes District, Cumbria
2009 Cornwall London
2008 Lake District, Cumbria London Cornwall


Best UK Coastal Town/Resort
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 St Ives, Cornwall Bournemouth, Dorset Fal River, Cornwall
2011 St Ives, Cornwall Whitby, N. Yorks Bournemouth, Dorset
2010 St Ives, Cornwall Brighton, E, Sussex Whitby, N. Yorks


Best UK Visitor Guide Website
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 VisitCornwall.com GoLakes.co.uk Yorkshire.com


Best UK Boutique (or individual) Hotel2
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2010 Dorchester, London Thoresby Hall, Notts Malmaison, Manchester
2009 Dorchester, London Thoresby Hall, Notts Malmaison, Manchester


Best UK/Domestic Tour Operator3
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2009 Haven Center Parcs Superbreak
2008 Haven Center Parcs Superbreak

1. In the 2010 awards programme new categories "Best UK Heritage/Leisure Attraction" and "Best UK Day Our Experience" were introduced. In the 2008 and 2009 awards programme qualifying attractions were included in the category "Best UK Theme Park". From 2011 these evolved into "Best UK Leisure Attraction" and "Best UK Heritage Attraction".

2. The category "Best UK Boutique (or individual) Hotel" was dropped after the 2010 awards programme.

3. The category "Best UK/Domestic Tour Operator" was dropped after the 2009 awards programme and replaced by "UK/Domestic Holiday Company of the Year".


Past winners in the best travel information providers sector

Best Travel Magazine
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

Sunday Times Travel Welcome To Yorkshire The Definitive Caribbean Guide

2011

Sunday Times Travel Holiday Which? Lonely Planet

2010

Lonely Planet Rough Guides Conde Nast Traveller


Best Newspaper Travel Section
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2012

Daily Mail - Travel Mail Sunday Times - Travel Section The Mail on Sunday 2

2011

Daily Mail - Travel Mail Sunday Times - Travel Section The Mail on Sunday 2

2010

Sunday Times - Travel Section Daily Mail - Travel Mail The Mail on Sunday 2


Best Travel Review Website
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Tripadvisor.co.uk CruiseCritic.co.uk WorldTravelGuide.net
2011 Tripadvisor.co.uk Travelzoo.com RoughGuides.com
2010 Tripadvisor.co.uk Travelzoo.com Expedia.co.uk
2009 Tripadvisor.co.uk Expedia.co.uk LonelyPlanet.com
2008 Tripadvisor.co.uk Expedia.co.uk LonelyPlanet.com


Best Travel Deals Provider
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2012 Travelzoo.com TravelSupermarket.com Skyscanner.net


Best Travel Price Comparison Website1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 TravelSupermarket.com Skyscanner.net HolidaySupermarket.com
2010 TravelSupermarket.com Expedia.co.uk HolidaySupermarket.com


Best Television/Radio Travel Programme
Year Winner Silver Bronze

2011

Coast (BBC2/BBC Productions An Idiot Abroad (Sky/Mentorn Media) Vacation, Vacation, Vacation (Channel 4)

2010

Coast (BBC2/BBC Productions Holiday Show (Travel Channel) Coach Trip (Channel 4)

1. The category "Best Travel Price Comparison Website" was changed "Best Travel Deals Provider" after the 2011 awards programme.


Past winners in the best worldwide destinations sector

Best City Break Destination1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 New York Barcelona Paris
2010 New York Barcelona London
2009 Barcelona Paris New York
2008 New York Barcelona Paris


Best Country to Visit Worldwide1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Australia Spain Italy
2010 USA Australia Italy
2009 USA Italy Spain
2008 New Zealand Australia Maldives

1. These categories were dropped after the 2011 awards programme.


Past winners in the "... Of The Year" awards sector

National Travel Retailer Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 The Co-operative Travel Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook
2010 The Co-operative Travel Thomas Cook Flight Centre
2009 The Co-operative Travel Thomas Cook

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2008 Thomas Cook Thomson

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Small Travel Agency Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Haslemere Travel Barrhead Travel Baldwins Travel
2010 Virgin Holidays Barrhead Travel Kuoni

Highly commended: Haslemere Travel

2009 Travellers World Prestbury Travel

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Highly commended: Haslemere Travel, Stockton Heath Travel

2008 Flight Centre 1st4Cruising

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Large Package Holiday Company Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Thomson Thomas Cook Virgin Holidays
2010 Virgin Holidays Thomas Cook Direct Holidays
2009 Bourne Leisure Thomson

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2008 Virgin Holidays Thomson

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Small Package Holiday Company (Tour Operator) Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Dehouche Red Sea Holidays Premier Holidays
2010 Premier Holidays Classic Collection Red Sea Holidays
2009 Tucan Travel Inside Japan Tours

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Highly commended: Exodus Travel

2008 Premier Holidays Inghams

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Online Tour Operator Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Black Tomato Virgin Holidays HF Holidays


Long Haul Tour Operator Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2009 Thomas Cook Virgin Holidays

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Short Haul Tour Operator Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2009 First Choice Thomas Cook

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Soecialist Tour Operator Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2008 Olympic Holidays Explore

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Cruise Line Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Cunard Line P&O Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines

2010

Royal Caribbean International P&O Cruises Princess Cruises

2009

Cunard Line

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2008

Royal Caribbean International Cunard Line

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Airline Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Emirates Etihad Airways Thomson Airways
2010 Virgin Atlantic Emirates Thomson Airways
2009 American Airlines

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2008 Etihad Airways Virgin Atlantic

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UK Airport Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 East Midlands Edinburgh Bournemouth
2010 Manchester London Gatwick East Midlands
2009 Manchester

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2008 Manchester Belfast City

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Hotel Chain Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Premier Inn RIU Hotels & Resorts Hilton
2010 Premier Inn Warner Leisure Hotels Holiday Inn
2009 Von Essen Hotels

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2008 RIU Hotels & Resorts Von Essen Hotels

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Ferry Operator Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 P&O Ferries Norfolk Line (DFDS) Brittany Ferries
2010 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries Norfolk Line (DFDS)
2009 P&O Ferries

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2008 P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries

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Car Hire Company Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
201 Avis Hertz Holiday Autos
2010 Hertz Avis Holiday Autos
2009 Avis

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2008 Avis Hertz

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UK/Domestic Holiday Company Of The Year1
Year Winner Silver Bronze
2011 Shearings Holidays HF Holidays Parkdean
2010 The Co-operative Travel Thomson Butlin's

1. The "... Of The Year" awards were a group of categories requiring competing companies to submit a sector specific Q&A criteria form about their products, services, marketing strategy etc. These forms were assessed by the British Travel Awards Academy, a panel of travel industry professionals and media pundits. Their determination accounted for 50% of the votes with the other 50% being consumer voted. These awards were dropped after the 2011 programme