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British Travel Awards 2017 voter’s prize draw

APH (Airport Parking & Hotels)

25 Hotel and Parking Packages

The prize is a stay at a UK airport hotel for one night (for up to two adults and two children) and up to one week’s airport parking for one car.

Terms & Conditions

  • The winner must use all elements of the prize on one trip.
  • The prize must be booked and used by 31st December 2018.
  • Prize will be selected by APH from its current range of Hotel & Parking packages on sale on and is subject to availability.
  • Winners are solely responsible for all expenses not specified in the prize description including those associated incidental expenses associated with claiming the prize.
  • No substitutions and no equivalent cash value are offered.
  • Neither APH nor its employees or any sponsors shall have any liability in connection with the acceptance or use of any of the prizes awarded herein.

Unlock the World with Avis Car Hire

Long Weekend in a Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest, most exhilarating saloon on the road. With unparalleled performance delivered through Tesla’s unique, all-electric powertrain, Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds, the fastest accelerating production car in the world. Model S comes with Autopilot capabilities designed to make your highway driving not only safer, but stress free.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize includes 4 days hire.
  • Dates subject on availability.
  • Driver must be 25 years or older, with no more than 6 points on their license.

Beverley Holidays

Glaravanning for Six People

You’ve heard of ‘glamping’ now say hello to ‘glaravanning’. Discover the latest trend on the staycation scene with a chance to win a stay in an ultra-luxurious hot tub holiday caravan at Beverley Holidays in the English Riviera, South Devon.

The family run holiday park has invested in a fleet of super-stylish caravan holiday homes tailored to guests seeking seaside holidays with a sprinkling of glamour. High quality furnishings and a super stylish decor in the newly launched holiday homes are teamed with a raft of pampering extras such as private sun-decks complete with bubbling hot tubs.


Midweek or weekend break in a Platinum Hot Tub Caravan for up to 6 people in 2018 (excluding School Holidays & Bank Holidays).

Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants must be 18 years and over.
  • The holiday cannot be transferred to another person and there is no cash alternative.
  • The prize includes a weekend or midweek break at Beverley Holidays in a Platinum Hot Tub Caravan for up to 6 people in 2018, excluding School Holidays and Bank Holidays.
  • Spending money and other items are not included in the prize.
  • All extras not specified in the prize must be paid for by the prize-winner.
  • Should you not be able to take the prize during the specified dates, alternative dates/accommodation can be arranged but an extra costs may apply.
  • The competition prize is subject to availability and Beverley Holidays’ terms and conditions.
  • If a winner does not claim a prize within 28 days of being notified, or if a winner is not available to take up the prize, we reserve the right to award the prize to another entrant without liability to the winner.

Blue Chip Holidays

Stay of up to Seven Nights for Four People at Stonerush Lakes, Cornwall

A relaxing break for four in a stunning Cornish retreat. Get ready for a break full of peace and tranquillity, where you can escape with the family for some precious time away.

Stonerush Lakes is the kind of place you fall in love with, the idyllic 28 acre estate is home to a gorgeous collection of contemporary lodges, each with its very own bubbling hot tub. Whether your choice would be a lodge on the side of a beautiful lake or one surrounded by the stunning Cornish countryside, you’ll find your perfect holiday.

Terms & Conditions

  • The prize draw is open to residents of the U.K, aged 18 and over. No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • The prize is for a stay of up to seven nights at Stonerush Lakes for four people, arriving before 31st December 2018. Arrival dates within July and August 2018 are not valid.
  • The prize value is up to £700. If the chosen holiday dates and duration are less than £700, the remaining value will not be refunded and cannot be used against another holiday.
  • If the chosen holiday dates and duration exceed £700, the extra value will be charged to the guest.
  • The prize is non-transferable
  • Standard booking terms and conditions apply.
  • The winner may not use the prize in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or prize draw. Blue Chip Holidays reserves the right to amend, withdraw or terminate any aspect of the prize draw at any given time without notice if circumstances beyond their control require it to do so.
  • Entry into the draw authorises Blue Chip Holidays and/or our sponsor to contact and to publish the name, photo, address and country of the winners. The winners may be required to participate in reasonable post event publicity.
  • Entry into this draw constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and any partner associated with the competition.
  • There will be no cash alternative. Promoter reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes with one of an equivalent or greater value.
  • Blue Chip Holidays, our sponsors, nor agencies involved in this promotion will be liable for loss/damage whatsoever caused by matters arising from this promotion.
  • Data is held according to the Blue Chip Holidays privacy and data policy which can be viewed at
  • The holiday must be taken within any time frame specified. If the holiday is not taken within this time period the prize will be withdrawn. No cash alternative will be offered.
  • In the event that Blue Chip Holidays cancels your booking due to circumstances beyond our control, an alternative holiday or date will be offered under the same terms.
  • Travel is not included as part of the prize.

Coast & Country Cottages

£500 Holiday Voucher to spend on any of their self-catering properties

Coast & Country Cottages is a VisitEngland Quality Accredited Agency and a 2017 Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award winner, with around 400 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. With pet-friendly and family-friendly accommodation available, the locally based team will be delighted to help you find the right property for your holiday or short break.

For more information or to request a free brochure call 01548 843773 or

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize is one £500 Coast & Country Cottages holiday voucher which may be used in full or part payment towards the property of the winner’s choice
  • Subject to availability and not in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The holiday must be booked by 30th April 2018 and must be taken by 31st December 2018, excluding school holidays.
  • The prize is non-transferable, no change given and there is no cash alternative.

One Night Stay for Two People at Alexander House Hotel

Alexander House Hotel is a 5 star luxury manor house set in 120 acres of glorious Sussex countryside. Prize includes dinner* and access to the Utopia Spa.

Terms & Conditions

  • *£35 per person dinner allowance.
  • Subject to availability.

Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays

Seven Nights Villa Holiday in Kefalonia

Win a seven nights villa holiday for two people in Kefalonia, including flights, resort transfers, accommodation plus car hire with Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays.

Terms & Conditions

  • The holiday must be taken by October 2018 but cannot be taken during May school half term, July or August 2018.

Newmarket Holidays

One Week Holiday for Two People on Croatia’s Istrian Riviera and Lake Bled Tour

Elegance and grandeur on the blue Adriatic, Roman glories, stunning scenery and one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes.

Based in a beautifully appointed shore-side hotel in the genteel, colourful resort of Opatija, former watering hole of the Viennese elite during the Hapsburg Empire, and now one of Croatia’s premier holiday havens, this wonderful holiday includes three marvellous excursions. Discover the delights of the Istrian Riviera; journey into beautiful Slovenia to the shores of exquisite Lake Bled; and spend a wonderful day in the verdant surroundings of the glorious Plitvice National Park.

Tour highlights and inclusions:

  • Enjoy a week-long stay in elegant Opatija, former Hapsburg dynasty retreat
  • Discover Roman Pula’s stunning amphitheatre
  • Visit picture-postcard-perfect Rovinj
  • Exquisite Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most charming attraction
  • Stunning waterfalls and breathtaking scenery in the Plitvice National Park
  • Seven nights’ carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Grand Hotel Opatijska Cvijeta, Opatija
  • Return flights to Venice or Pula
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize is for two people in a shared room.
  • Winners is free to choose any departure date from any of our range of UK departure airports in 2018.
  • The price is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

On the Go Tours

Eight Days Holiday for Two People to Ski Lanka - Colombo Caves and Kandy Tour

Tour includes seven nights in four star and heritage properties, seven breakfasts and one lunch, a train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, a game drive in Udawalawe National Park, touring of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Colombo, airport arrival and departure transfers, and all relevant transfers and transportation on tour. The itinerary is escorted by a local English speaking tour guide.

Terms & Conditions

  • The departure date has to be booked by the end of 2017 for travel by the end of 2018.
  • The prize is based on two people travelling on a twin share bases and cannot be exchanged for a different tour or for money.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed on the following departure dates: 23-Dec 2017, 25-Jan 2018, 31-Mar 2018, 20-Aug 2018, 22-Dec 2018.


Two x Pairs of Return Flights to Your Choice of almost 200 Destinations

Pick your favourite travel destinations, and off you go! Opodo is offering one lucky voter and their friend the chance to fly from the UK to any long-haul destination of their choosing, plus an additional pair of tickets to jet off on a European city break. The prize includes return flights with British Airways for two people to any long-haul destination on the airline’s global route network (excluding Australia and Singapore), and an additional pair of tickets to any of BA’s destinations in Europe.

Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to availability on travel dates to chosen destinations.
  • Flights to Australia and Singapore are excluded from the list of destinations offered.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and departures from the UK only for travel until the 30th of June 2018.
  • Travel during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter, Summer and school/bank holidays is not permitted.

P&O Ferries

Three Prizes - Return Crossing 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.

Terms & Conditions

  • The prize is valid until 31 May 2018 excluding Bank Holiday weekend travelling dates.
  • Subject to restricted space and availability.

P&O Ferries

Two Prizes - Minicruse for Two Passengers to either, Rotterdam, Amsterdam or Bruges

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

Terms & Conditions

  • All must be taken before December 2018 (excluding Bank Holiday weekends).
  • Subject to space availability.
  • The expiry date may not be extended.

P&O Ferries

Two Prizes - Return Crossing for up to Four Passengers with Car from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam

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.

Red Sea Holidays

One Week All-Inclusive Holiday for Two People to Red Sea Resort of Makadi Bay

Staying at the award-winning, 5 star Makadi Palace Hotel. The prize includes flights, plus 7 nights accommodation on an all-inclusive basis.

Set in lush gardens, the Makadi Palace is part of an extensive holiday village that also includes the boutiques and restaurants of Makadi Mall and even a sports centre. Famed for the beauty and variety of its gardens, it’s the perfect place in which to relax, unwind and enjoy tranquil surroundings. There’s a diverse range of restaurants, including many à la carte options in the hotel itself and even more at the neighbouring Makadi Mall, truly something to tempt every palate. Stroll along the promenade to the beach with its parasols and waiter service, and don’t miss a chance to snorkel on the stunning house reef with its colourful corals and inquisitive reef fish.

Terms & Conditions

  • Winner must be aged 18 or older, UK resident and eligible to travel.
  • The prize is a 7 night holiday for 2 adults and includes return flights, accommodation on an all-inclusive board basis, sharing a standard room, return coach transfers from the airport to the hotel plus 20kg per person luggage allowance.
  • The prize must be booked by 10 November 2017.
  • The prize is to be taken departing London Gatwick, Birmingham or Manchester airports between 01 December 2017 and 30 April 2018.
  • Subject to availability and excluding the following dates: 18-31 December 2017, 08-20 February 2018 and 22 March-16 April 2018.
  • Travel insurance is not included.
  • Booking conditions apply.
  • Prize is non-transferable.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • Red Sea Holidays: ATOL protected 9749.

Sailing Holidays

One Week Sailing in May or October for 2 People. Or £1000 off any other sailing trip.

A holiday for two people, on a Beneteau 311 for a week during May or October, sailing in the gorgeous Ionian Islands. Or a massive £1000 off any other trip with us. Sailing Holidays has been introducing people to sailing for over 40 years and our motto is simple ‘no experience necessary, just a sense of adventure’. We can’t think of a better place to learn to sail than the stunning Greek Islands. With their light breezes and abundance of sunshine, we may be a little bias but, there’s no place we’d rather be!

Terms & Conditions

Shearings Holidays

Eight Days Lake Como, Italy - All-Inclusive Holiday by Air for Two People

An 8-day Lake Como All Inclusive holiday by air to beautiful Lake Como. You’ll stay in Cadenabbia, a quiet village on the west shore of Lake Como. This idyllic location is perfect for relaxation, and forgetting about the stresses of home as you enjoy the breath-taking scenery.


The beauty of Lake Como with its scenic mountain backdrop, the popular resort of Cadenabbia, and the all-inclusive package and hotel entertainment


  • Return flights from selected airport
  • Resort transfers
  • 7 nights all- inclusive at the Hotel Britannia Excelsior
  • Hot and cold buffet for breakfast and lunch
  • Packed lunches available on request
  • Free drinks from 8.30 am - midnight (local spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea & coffee)
  • Music and singing most evenings

Terms & Conditions

  • Holiday must be taken between November 2017 and April 2018 (excluding Easter, Christmas and New Year) for 2 people.
  • The holiday will depart from nearest airport and we will not cover the winner’s costs of reaching the airport.
  • Prize is non-transferable.
  • All bookings are subject to our Customer Charter.
  • No cash alternative is available.


Luxury Fortnum & Mason Hamper

‘Epicure’ comes from the Oxford English Dictionary: they say it is a person ‘who gives themselves up to sensual pleasure.’ - and Silversea customers are as discerning as those who know the exquisite enjoyment of a Fortnum & Mason Epicurean Hamper. So we, at Silversea, are delighted to offer this beautiful hamper to voters in this year’s BTAs competition.

The exquisite reds, whites and Champagne inside – the Dolcetto, Saint Veran, Swartland Chenin Blanc and Vintage Champagne of house Roederer make excellent partners to the savoury snackable salted delights inside, from Antipasti Olives, Tewkesbury Mustard, Fortnum’s Relish, Cornichons and Venison Terrine, to our scrumptious Sticky Garlic Nuts.

At the sweeter end of the scale, there is much here for sweet tooths to enjoy, such as our Pistachio Turkish Delights, Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices, a box each of Assorted Creams, Sea Salted Napolitains and Marzipan Fruits.

Even breakfast, Afternoon Tea and everything in-between is covered within the wicker walls of this fabulous hamper. Fig & Lemon Jam and Shropshire Honey make toast worth toasting and Sir Nigels Marmalade Dundee Cake and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscuits are the perfect midday snacks, especially when paired with Rwanda OP tea or Ultimate Hot Chocolate.

The Epicure Hamper comes beautifully presented in traditional wicker.


Drive a BMW M6 Gran Coupe for Four Days

The sleek and sporty BMW M6 Gran Coupé is the definition of a high-class, prestige vehicle. This year as part of the British Travel Awards prize draw, you have the chance to win this renowned car for four days of exclusive driving courtesy of Sixt.

As part of the performance-driven M line, the Gran Coupé offers a superior driving experience. Incredible looks, blistering high speeds and supreme comfort make this four-door a class-leader. BMW don’t do anything in half measures and with its 4.4-litre twin turbo V-8 engines accompanied by cutting-edge technology in the cabin, the M6 perfectly showcases this. Whether you are heading out to the country for a weekend break or taking to the city streets, the Gran Coupé suits every occasion!

Engine:4.4 Litre V8
Body Style:2-door Coupé

  • Incredible Power: Armed with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, the engine of the car creates huge propulsion and a massive amount of torque. Acceleration is an easy task for the M6 Gran Coupé!
  • Extreme Comfort: The model comes with standard-fit electric sports seats, which provide an excellent driving position. There is also an iDrive infotainment screen, heads up display and Merino leather as standard.
  • Surprising Space: The 460 litre boot is deep enough to accommodate large suitcases and the rear seatbacks fold down to free up a maximum 1,265 litres of space.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize valid for rentals within the UK with pick up from Central London or London Heathrow Airport
  • Prize valid until 30th November 2018
  • Black out dates: 16/12/2017 – 27/12/2017, 29/03/2018 – 02/04/2018 & 15/07/2018 – 15/08/2018
  • Minimum Driver´s age: 30 years
  • Minimum time driving license held: 3 years
  • Vehicle subject to availability
  • Prize is non-refundable and cannot be paid out in cash
  • For security reasons a valid credit card needs to be provided at pick up and a £5000 deposit needs to stay blocked during the rental
  • Sixt´s general terms and conditions apply
  • For more information visit or call 0844 499 33 99

Solmar Villas

Seven Night Villa Holiday for up to Eight People

A seven night stay in a handpicked Exclusive Villa from Solmar, with private pool, close to the beach, shops and restaurants. There is a choice of over 400 villas across the Solmar range of top holiday destinations in Europe.

Terms & Conditions

  • Valid for arrival and departures between March - May 2018 and September - October 2018 for up to 8 people.
  • Destinations and allocation subject to availability at time of booking.


  • Same sex couples are welcomed at Solmar Villa properties, however they are unable to accept same sex groups under the age of 25 years old.
  • Villas are not suitable for stag or hen parties.
  • The names, ages and address details of all parties in your group will be required within 7 days of booking.
  • A security deposit of £250 is payable 7 days before departure. This will be returned after departure less any damage/extra cleaning costs incurred by Solmar during your stay.
  • This prize is only valid for the Exclusive villa range.
  • Flights, transport and insurance is not included.
  • City tax Is included.
  • Villas are self-contained and self-catering.

Sykes Cottages

£500 Holiday Voucher

A £500 worth of vouchers that can be redeemed against one of Sykes Cottages properties. Whether you want to get away with the family, take the dog for long walks in the woods, explore the countryside or just relax on your own - Sykes Cottages have the perfect holiday property for you.

Winners of Best Large UK Cottage Rental company at the British Travel Awards for the last 3 years - you are sure to find an award-winning cottage to suit your holiday requirements.

Teletext Holidays

Five Nights at the Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai for Two People

Five nights of five star luxury at the Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel (previously known as The Viceroy Palm). The holiday is for two guests and includes flights from London or Manchester, airport/hotel transfers, check-in bag and breakfast.

Terms & Conditions

  • Based on two people sharing one room.
  • The holiday must be booked by 30 November 2017 and can be taken between 8 January and 30 September 2018.
  • Subject to availability and excluding the following dates: 24 Jan - 22 Feb, 23 Mar - 8 April, 24 May - 5 Jun, 13 - 18 Jun, 15 Jul - 30 Aug.


Eight Days Amalfi Coast, Italy - Escorted Tour for Two People

Experience pastel-coloured villages clinging to cliffs, spine-tingling views from zigzagging coastal roads and scented gardens that sweep down to shimmering seas. Soak up Europe’s most photogenic scenery and visit stunning resorts on the elegant Amalfi Coast.


  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners plus 1 lunch in a winery
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide


  • Family run hotel in the centre of town
  • The picturesque towns of Amalfi and Ravello
  • Explore the Amalfi Coast, plus visit to a winery with lunch
  • Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii

Terms & Conditions

TUI (Thomson Holidays)

£2,000 Holiday Voucher

A holiday voucher worth £2,000 to be redeemed against any Thomson Holiday during 2018.

Viking Cruises

Eight Days Lyon & Provence River Cruise for Two People

An 8-day cruise along the Rhone for two people on Viking Cruises Lyon & Provence itinerary in comfort and style.

Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhône cruise.


  • Return scheduled economy class flights from the UK
  • 8 days on board with river-view stateroom
  • 7 guided tours, including 3 UNESCO sites
  • All meals on board: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Specially selected house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

Terms & Conditions

  • The prize includes return scheduled economy flights from the UK, flying from a choice of up to 14 regional airports; 8 days accommodation aboard a Viking Longship; 6 guided tours; all meals and drinks as stated in the itinerary; all port and airport taxes; all overseas transfers.
  • The holiday must be taken between March - December in 2018. Holiday available to be taken on selected dates subject to availability. Validity of the prize cannot be extended.
  • The prize offered is for two people sharing a C-grade stateroom. This is subject to change at the discretion of Viking River Cruises.
  • Prize Winner and companions are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK airport.
  • Travel insurance and gratuities are not included. Any other expenses incurred during the period of the prize will be the responsibility of the prize winner and their companion.
  • No cash alternative will be offered and prizes are non-transferable.
  • Prize is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • The Prize Winner will be responsible for supplying valid passports and, where necessary, for obtaining appropriate vaccinations and inoculations.
  • It is strongly recommended that travellers take out adequate travel insurance.
  • Viking Cruises cannot be responsible for unforeseen cancellations of flights.
  • Viking cannot be responsible for the unforeseen cancellation of the holiday due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • The competition is open to residents of the UK and Northern Ireland, aged 18 and over.
  • Viking reserves the right to substitute and alternative cruise of a similar value due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • The holiday is ABTA and ATOL protected.
  • All entrants must be a UK resident aged 18 or over