The Travel Industry Awards by TTG

Agent Judged Categories

Agent-Judged Categories

These categories are for travel suppliers who work closely with travel agents in the UK and Ireland. Suppliers can either nominate themselves or be nominated by agents before 1 March 2020.

 

In the first stage, you will be rated by TTG’s travel agent audience (if they are familiar with your brand) in order to decide the shortlist. The top-rated entrants will then be invited to complete a written submission, costing £249 +VAT (or £299 +VAT after the first deadline).

 

In your written submission, you will need to focus on what you have achieved and enhanced in the last 12 months specifically. The shortlisted submissions will then be assessed by a panel of representatives from TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2020 on a judging day in July. The final score will be made up as follows: 50% on the average travel rating, and 50% on the judging panel. All unsuccessful finalists will receive feedback.

 

Please note, there are some restrictions on how many cruise and tour operator categories each company can enter. If you enter more than one category, and are successfully shortlisted in more than one category, you must be prepared to proceed with both/all of those submissions. TTG Media reserves the right to move suppliers to different categories if we believe you to be better placed elsewhere.

 

Key timelines for agent-judged categories:

  • 27 January - 1 March: nominations are open
  • 1 March - 5 April: agents rate all the suppliers who have been nominated
  • 6 April - 17 May: written entry submissions for the highest rated suppliers £249 (+VAT)
  • 18 May - 31 May: extended deadline for written submissions £299 (+VAT)
  • 15 June - shortlist announced
  • Early July - judging takes place with TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies
  • 10 September - winners revealed

Best Airline

This category is for airlines operating in the UK and Irish market, and which work closely with the travel trade.

Best Bed Bank

This category is for bed banks and accommodation wholesalers operating in the UK and Irish market, and which work closely with the travel trade. If accommodation-only is only one part of your business, you must give answers which are specific to the bed bank/wholesale part of your business.

Best Boutique Cruise Line

This category is for boutique, ocean-going cruise lines, with an average capacity across their fleet of 2,000 pax or fewer. This might include expedition, niche and luxury cruise lines. All river cruise lines should enter Best River Cruise Line instead. All ocean cruise lines with an average capacity of 2,000 or more should enter Best Ocean Cruise Line.

 

Note: This is one of three cruise categories, and cruise lines can enter only one of these.

Best Destination Specialist

This category is for tour operators who specialise in just a few countries, or one or two regions, of the world. Tour operators who have a wider programme should consider our other tour operator categories.

 

Note: This is one of four tour operator categories, and each tour operator can enter only two.

Best Escorted Touring Operator

This category is for escorted touring operators who work closely with the UK & Irish travel trade.

 

Note: This is one of four tour operator categories, and each tour operator can enter only two.

Best Holiday Essentials Provider

This category is for add-on providers including car hire brokers, ticketing and excursion specialists, insurance firms, lounge pass and transfer providers and others, which work closely with the UK & Irish travel trade.

 

Note: Car hire brands that own/operate their own fleets should enter the Best Car Hire Brand category.

Best Hotel & Resorts Operator

This category is for hotel groups and resorts operators that work closely with the trade, and support UK and Irish travel agents.

Best Ocean Cruise Line

This category is for ocean-going cruise lines, with an average capacity across their fleet of 1,000 pax or more. Ocean cruise lines with an average capacity under 1,000 pax or more should enter Best Boutique Cruise Line.

 

Note: This is one of three cruise categories, andcruise lines can enter only one of these.

Best River Cruise Line

This category is for boutique, ocean-going cruise lines, with an average capacity across their fleet of 1,000 pax or fewer. This might include expedition, niche and luxury cruise lines. All river cruise lines should enter Best River Cruise Line instead. Ocean cruise lines with an average capacity of 1,000 or more should enter Best Ocean Cruise Line.

 

Note: This is one of three cruise categories, and cruise lines can enter only one of these. Luxury cruise lines can of course look out for the TTG Luxury Travel Awards 2021 too!

Best Small-Group Touring Operator

This category is for small-group/adventure touring operators who work closely with the UK & Irish travel trade.

 

Note: This is one of four tour operator categories, and each tour operator can enter only two.

Best Tour Operator

This category is for tour operators with a general/worldwide/packageholidays focus. Tour operators with a more specialised product or destination focus should consider our other tour operator categories.

 

Note: This is one of four tour operator categories, and each tour operator can enter only two.

Best Trade Support Team

This category is for on-the-road sales teams or call centre/head office teams that give support to UK and Irish travel agents.

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