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British Travel Awards 2015 voter’s prize draw winners

We would like to thank our travel industry supporters who once again donated a great cache of prizes, the public who gave up their time to vote and to congratulate this year’s prize draw winners.

This year’s winners are listed below the prize banners and have been notified by email at the address they registered when voting.

25 hotel and parking packages

APH - Airport Parking & Hotels are offering 25 lucky BTA voters an airport hotel & parking package for your next trip!

Start your holiday a day early by driving to the airport the night before your flight and wake up close to the airport feeling refreshed and ready to fly! Plus, your car will be kept in one of our secure car parks whilst you are away so you can rest assured your car is in safe hands!

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winners:

S. Beston - Worcester
B. Briscoe - Skelmersdale
S. Brown - Merthyr Tydfil
P. Casey - London SE
E. Chan - Kingston upon Thames
J. Chooah - Stalybridge
B. Colavolpe - London SW
J. Crosfill - London IG
H. Dodge - London NW
K. Foster - Tipton
R. Fox - Bicester
C. Hodge - Johnstown
J. Jolliffe - Shepperton
D. Morse - Ashford
G. Muir-Mackenzie - London SW
K. Nijie - Harlow
M. Parker - Frome
M. Patrick - Selby
C. Rumble - Leamington Spa
D. Savvidou - Uley
P. Scopes - South Ockenden
M. Semple - Glasgow
I. Siliwonczuk - Southall
R. Ward - Bury
S. Whale - Reading

£500 of holiday spending money loaded onto an Asda Money Currency Card

Win £500 in foreign currency loaded on to an Asda Money Currency Card to take on your next holiday.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

J. Lawton - Wigan

Keep fit with an Apple Sports Watch

Avis are giving away an Apple Sports Watch to one lucky person who has submitted their vote for the British Travel Awards 2015.

Enjoy the most personal experience ever with the latest edition, allowing you to keep in touch with friends and family in convenient and unique ways. Use it to kick-start your fitness by monitoring your activity levels, giving you the motivation to move more and increase your fitness levels.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

A. Wood - Bournemouth

Enchanting Lapland day tour

Meet the 'real' Santa Claus in his Arctic homeland and enjoy a magical day in Finnish Lapland courtesy of Canterbury Travel - THE Lapland specialist.

Experience a host of traditional Arctic activities in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Lappish countryside. The fun begins with an exciting sleigh transfer from Enontekio Airport to a lakeside location, followed by unlimited husky and reindeer sleigh rides, a visit to a snow igloo, tobogganing and the chance to drive a snowmobile. It really is a fun packed day for all, made even more special by a private meeting with Santa.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

J. Brooksbank - Helmlsey

Self-catering holiday property voucher worth £500

2014 British Travel Award winners Coast & Country Cottages is offering a £500 holiday voucher prize to spend on a self-catering property of the winner's choice in beautiful South Devon.

Coast & Country Cottages is a VisitEngland Quality Accredited Agency with over 430 self-catering properties exclusively in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside. Properties available include elegant country houses, spacious barn conversions, luxury waterside apartments and cosy 'chocolate box' thatched cottages, many of which have stunning sea or country views. The locally based team at Coast & Country Cottages will be delighted to help you find the right property for your holiday.

For more information or to request a free view magazine call 01548 843773 or visit

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

K. Hepworth - Halifax

£800 towards two easyJet return flights of your choice, plus £1,000 loaded onto the Euro Currency Card by easyJet

An amazing prize package from easyJet is available for one lucky winner who casts their vote in this year’s British Travel Awards. Up for grabs is £800 towards two easyJet return flights of your choice*, plus £1000 loaded onto a Euro Currency Card by easyJet!

Getting travel money has never been easier. Once activated, your currency card can be used to pay at shops, bars and restaurants all over Europe, anywhere Visa cards are accepted.

easyJet – making travel money easy and affordable.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

K. M. Howlett - Felixstowe

2-night stay at an Ibis Hotel in London

2-nights accommodation including breakfast, for two people at any Ibis Hotel in London.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

J. Paige - Winchester

7-night villa holiday for two people in Kefalonia

Stay in a beautiful villa with a private pool located in Kefalonia for seven nights including flights from London or Manchester.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

C. Doel - South Molton

10-night Canary Islands cruise from Barcelona

The prize is comprised of a 10-night Canary Islands cruise from Barcelona, on board Norwegian Epic for two people sharing an inside stateroom.

The winner can choose sail dates from 24 January, 14 February, 6 and 28 March 2016.

 10-day Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona Arrive Depart
 Day 0 Barcelona, Spain  19:00
 Day 1 At sea  
 Day 2 Tangier, Morocco 07:00 17:00
 Day 3 At sea  
 Day 4  Las Palmas, Gran Canarias, Canary Islands  08:00 18:00
 Day 5  Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands 07:00 16:00
 Day 6  Funchal, Madeira 08:00 18:00
 Day 7  At sea  
 Day 8  Granada (Malaga), Spain 08:00 18:00
 Day 9  At sea  
 Day 10  Barcelona, Spain 05:00 

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

M. Anson - Polesworth

7-night tour of Prague, Budapest and Vienna

Some of Europe's most historic, vibrant and colourful cities, together with their scenic surroundings and the glorious 'Blue' Danube.

Bookended by visits to the breathtaking Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, and including four fascinating guided tours, this hugely popular journey through the heart of Bohemia also takes in majestic 'twin-city' Budapest, which sits astride the mighty River Danube, the cosmopolitan Slovakian capital Bratislava, with its Baroque palaces, and - most glorious of all - magnificent Vienna, home to stunning palaces, a vibrant cultural life, and the very best coffee and cake.

Highlights and incusions

  • Enjoy an included tour of historic Prague
  • See Charles' Bridge's blackened statues and Old Town Square's fascinating astronomical clock
  • Journey through beautiful, forested Bohemia
  • Pay an en-route visit to cosmopolitan Bratislava
  • Explore twin city Budapest, with its style and traditional thermal baths, on a guided tour
  • River cruise in Budapest, with stunning views of the vast Gothic Parliament
  • Hungary's Gothic parliament buildings grace the Danube
  • A guided tour brings to life Imperial Vienna
  • See the Ringstrasse buildings and the Hofburg Palace - home to the Spanish Riding school
  • Seven nights' carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation in four-star hotels Hotel Manes, Prague (Bed & Breakfast nights 1-2 & 7) Lion's Garden Hotel, Budapest (Bed & Breakfast nights 3-4) Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph, Vienna (Bed & Breakfast nights 5-6)
  • Return flights to Prague

Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Available from - Belfast - Bristol - East Midlands - Edinburgh - Gatwick - Glasgow- Heathrow - Leeds/Bradford - Liverpool - Luton - Manchester - Newcastle - Stansted

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

P. Lam - Market Harborough

Trip to Barcelona for two people

Win a trip to Barcelona, the vibrant Catalan capital of sunny Spain. Feast on tasty Tapas, sip Sangria in the sun and experience the fascinating architecture, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of this European hot spot. To celebrate the British Travel Awards, leading midscale hotel brand Novotel is offering one lucky voter the chance to win a 2 night break to Barcelona, staying at a selected Novotel hotel.

The prize includes a 2 night break for two people, including breakfast and return flights, staying in one of Novotel’s central Barcelona hotels.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

J. Kerr - Prenton

7-nights at the five star St Nicholas Bay Resort & Spa

This fantastic prize includes flights from Gatwick or Manchester, and transfers to and from the St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas in Agios Nikolaos in Crete. Breakfast is included each day and the prize is for two people sharing.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

P. Hutchinson Kelly - Birmingham

4 x return flights to create your own Opodo holiday adventure with three friends, in either South America or the Caribbean

Tropical beach holiday, cultural escape or exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites? The lucky Opodo winner will receive four return Economy Class airline tickets with taxes included (worth over £3000) to fly from London to an exotic destination of their choice in South America, or the Caribbean for guaranteed winter-sun! Choose to fly to either Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico,Peru, Uruguay or Venezuela. The hardest choice will be deciding where to go, and who to invite…

Visit for travel inspiration, and flights to every destination around the world!

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

A. Dockerty - Stoke-on-Trent

3 return crossings for up to nine passengers with car from Dover to Calais

Three prizes, each giving standard return crossings on the Dover - Calais route for a car and up to nine passengers. You can take as many passengers as your car can legally carry, to a maximum of nine, including the driver. This prize also gives all passengers in your group access to the Club Lounge on each crossing. You can stay on the Continent for as long as you like and the prize is valid until 31 May 2016 excluding Bank Holiday weekend travelling dates, subject to restricted space and availability.

2 return crossings for up to four passengers with car from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam

Two prizes - standard return on the Hull - Zeebrugge OR Hull - Rotterdam route for a car and up to four passengers. Includes complimentary club cabin facilities on each crossing.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winners:

For Dover to Calais

G. Hunt - Milton Keynes
G. Smith - Chard
D. Witts - Saltash

For Hull to Zeebrugge

C. Hall - Durham
J. Thompson - Darlington

2 Minicruises for two people to Rotterdam, Amsterdam or Brugge

Two prizes, each giving a 2 night minicruise to either Rotterdam, Amsterdam or Bruges. The prize includes 2 consecutive nights on board the ship in a Premier 2 berth outside cabin and coach transfers for 2 people to their chosen destination.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winners:

T. Anderton - Bristol
E. Banks - Sheffield

3-night cruise for two people on Emerald Princess

Princess Cruises are sponsors of this year's British Travel Awards and are offering voters the chance to win a 3-night cruise for two people on board the beautiful Emerald Princess, departing on Saturday 23 April 2016 on the Channel Islands Sampler cruise. The prize includes all meals and a full drinks package. The ship departs from the port at Southampton and stops at St Peter's Port in Guernsey where you will have the day free to explore the island before sailing back overnight to Southampton.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

H. Compton - Stafford

7-night holiday for two people to Sharm El Sheikh

This superb prize from Red Sea Holidays, includes return flights from Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick, airport/hotel transfers and 7 nights' accommodation for 2 people at the Ghazala Beach Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

For the young at heart, Ghazala Beach Hotel's bustling atmosphere comes from its extensive range of activities available and its proximity to the bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and nightclubs of the famous Na'ama Bay. A great hotel in one of the best locations on the Bay, it boasts its own dive centre and spa facilities and is set on a private beach.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

L. Bailey - Pulborough

5-day inclusive break to and Bay Hotel

Shearings are offering one lucky BTA voter a prize of a 5-day Bay Inclusive Break for 2 adults to a Bay Hotel of the winner's choice anywhere in the UK. Destinations that the winner will be able to discover include the East Coast seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby, classic resorts in the North West including Blackpool and Morecambe or the South coast of England, which boasts popular resorts including Bournemouth, Torquay and Eastbourne. Alternatively, the winner could explore the best of North Wales from their base in Llandudno or discover dramatic landscapes and Highland Heritage at one of 9 Bay hotels across Scotland.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

P. Bond - Marshfield

3 days free car hire in a Maserati Quattroporte from Sixt rent a car

Start the engine, lean back into the soft leather seat and listen to the unique sound of a Maserati Quattroporte while you put your foot down.

Win three days free car hire in a Maserati from Sixt when taking part in the votes for the British Travel Awards. Discover the English country side in style or taste the luxurious feeling of driving through royal London like a King. All Sixt vehicles are never older than 6 months and are highly equipped to ensure the unique experience during your rental that you deserve. Select from over 60 pick up locations and let your driving dream come true.

Pick up your Maserati, put on your smug face and drive off in one of the most prestigious cars of our time.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

G. Thompson - St. Albans

One week catered chalet ski holiday in the French Alps

Ski Amis are offering voters in this year's British Travel Awards the chance to win a catered chalet holiday for two people in one of Ski Amis' Premium Service Chalets. Ski Amis has been crafting unforgettable ski holidays for more than 25 years and with this prize you could be on your way to experiencing a 7 night holiday in the French Alps including 7 x breakfasts, 7 x afternoon teas and 6 x four course evening meals including pre-dinner canapes and aperitifs, wine during the meal and after dinner drinks with coffee and digestifs. The prize also includes two return flights with EasyJet from a London airport and airport/chalet return transfers.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

J. Flint - Long Ashton

£500 Sykes Cottages Voucher

Choose from over 5,500 superb holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland.

Sykes Cottages is the UK’s largest independent cottage holiday agency. So whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway for two, a modern cottage for the family, or a luxury manor house for all your friends, Sykes has the just place!

Winner of last year’s British Travel Award for Best Large UK Cottage Company and rated ‘Excellent’ by TripAdvisor 4 years running; Sykes Cottages has an enviable reputation for quality. And with prices from just £129.00 per week, they're stunning value too!

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

B. Edwards - Folkestone

9-night ‘Grand Designs of Portugal’ escorted tour for two people

Grand Designs of Portugal - Staying in Beautifully Restored Historic Pousadas

Discover Portugal’s rich heritage and scenic countryside from an elegant pousada, each set in stunning locations with their own fascinating history and now painstakingly restored and converted into unique hotels known for their style and fine service. Explore ancient Porto, a charismatic magnet for wine aficionados, as well as some of Portugal’s lesser-known - yet equally charming - towns and cities in one truly inspiring and great value tour.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

M. Clarke - Eastbourne

Italy’s Cilento Coast Spa Escape - 8 day escorted holiday

Departure date 21 August 2016

A remote and undiscovered region, the Cilento Coast is a treasure trove of history, bustling traditional towns and landscapes offering the perfect Italian escape. Combine this with a relaxing spa hotel and you’ll return home with memories that will linger long after your holiday is over.

The holiday prize includes:
  • Scheduled flights from Gatwick with British Airways or similar scheduled airline, flights from selected local airports are also available;
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation;
    7 nights’ accommodation on half-board basis plus wine with dinner;
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager plus local guides;
    Included full day excursion to Istrian Peninsula;
    Hotel porterage (one bag per person);
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee;
  • Daily entrance to the hotel’s Thalasso Spa (1 hour per day);
  • 3 included excursions.

Optional excursions are also available

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

B. Punter - Plymouth

Indulgent 2-night stay at Armathwaite Hall for two

Win a truly indulgent 2-night stay for two at multi-award-winning Armathwaite Hall, courtesy of BTA sponsors, TravelZoo. The prize includes two nights in a superior bedroom with breakfast each morning and dinner on both nights. Set in a 400-acre estate that includes The Lake District Wildlife Park, this 17th-century country house has cosy wood-panelled public rooms, log fires and views of Bassenthwaite Lake from the conservatory and terrace. The prize also includes dinner on both nights, once in the 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant and once in the Courtyard Bar & Brasserie.

The hotel has featured a number of times in the Travelzoo Top 20® and has been voted one of Travelzoo's best Getaway deals this year by our Deal Experts!

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

E. Roast - Stanford le Hope

8-day Romantic Danube river cruise through three countries, with six included guided tours

From Hungary's vibrant capital, Budapest, to the elegant cafes of Vienna and Austria's Wachau Valley, no river enchants like the River Danube. Medieval towns, grand cities, picturesque valleys, lavish Baroque cathedrals and a blend of fascinating history, spectacular countryside and vibrant culture - a journey along the romantic Danube is one that you are sure to fall in love with.

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

C. Skinner - Milford Haven

A Tapestry of Africa & Iberia - 13 day cruise

Departure date 10 May 2016

Join us in the spring sunshine as Voyager sets sail from the volcanic shores of the Canary Islands back to her home in Portsmouth. Along the way, we’ll delve into the exotic culture of Morocco, explore Portugal’s pretty capital and discover what’s drawn pilgrims to historic Santiago de Compostela and St Malo for centuries.

Las Palmas | Arrecife | Agadir | Safi | Casablanca | Lisbon | La Coruna | St Malo | Portsmouth

The holiday prize includes:
  • All meals and entertainment on board Voyager for the duration of the cruise of your choice
  • Programme of informative talks by our port lecturers and guest speakers
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available from a self-service facility throughout the day and night
  • Use of sauna, gym, Jacuzzis and pool
  • Captain's cocktail parties and gala dinners
  • All port and pre-paid airport taxes
  • Gratuities included for your cabin steward, restaurant waiter and his/her assistant

Congratulations to this year’s lucky winner:

P. Rayner - Leeds