The Travel Industry Awards by TTG

Sponsors

Meet our sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors who are supporting the launch of The Travel Industry Travel Awards by TTG. It’s going to be an exciting year working together!

 

If you would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Matt Roclawski at mroclawksi@ttgmedia.com or call on +44 (0)20 3714 4102.

 

 


In association with

In association with

Sir Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic in 1984 with one plane and the pledge that “air travel should be exciting and enjoyable”. Today, Virgin Atlantic is world-famous for its customer experience – flying over 5.5 million passengers on business trips, dream holidays and adventures each year. With a fleet transformation reaffirming our commitment to flying the cleanest, greenest fleet in the sky; extended partnerships and loyalty programmes with Delta and Air France-KLM; joint acquisition of Virgin Connect securing the future of Europe’s largest regional airline; and additional capacity in Manchester, we are blazing the trail to become the nation's second flag carrier.

 

vsflyinghub.com

 


Co-sponsors

Co-sponsors

Hosting the sponsors’ drinks reception

 

Designed by tour operators, for tour operators

 

Part of the Travel Innovation Group, Aviate was launched in 2009 as a trade-only flights specialist.

Today, we work with over 55 of the most well-known and trusted airlines across the globe – including each of the top 10 airlines in the world, as rated by Skytrax in 2019 – providing Inclusive Tour (IT), Published, Seat Only, Cruise and Regional flying fares to over 1000 UK tour operators.

 

For tour operators wanting to grow their business, Aviate offers the perfect partnership. We provide our airline partners with full visibility of business generated – so that individual tour operators get the recognition they deserve.

 

In addition to our flights business, we have a dedicated groups department. Aviate Groups was launched in 2012. Working with both trade and the general public, our groups team offers a second-to-none service and is committed to providing the best group flights booking service in the industry.

 

aviateworld.com

 


ANA

 

Best Boutique Cruise Line sponsor

 

ANA is Japan’s largest 5-Star airline and named ‘Business Airline of the Year’ at Business Travel Awards 2020. ANA connects travellers daily from Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels and Vienna) to Tokyo and beyond to over 45 destinations across Japan.

ANA is also expanding its network by adding flights to Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, and Stockholm from Tokyo Haneda commencing from summer schedule 2020.

ANA have collaborated with famed Japanese architect and British designers to launch new luxury First Class and Business Class cabins, complete with private door, movable partition, large 4K monitor and specially crafted dining facilities. Available now on London, New York and Frankfurt routes to Tokyo Haneda.

ANA Holdings has recently announced that it will replace approximately 70% of single-use plastics with eco-friendly products by March 2021. In addition, ANA has collaborated with a manufacturer of ethanol derived sustainable aviation fuel, and as of March 2019, 75.9% of aircrafts are fuel-efficient models.

 

ana.co.jp/en/gb/


Celebrity Cruises

 

Best Cruise Agent sponsor

 

Imagine a destination so extraordinary, it doesn’t have an address. Where you’ll lose yourself in rooms so luxurious, you’ll never want to be found. Where dining awakens every sense, including your sense of wonder, with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and spaces designed by world-renowned architects and designers. Don’t worry if you can’t imagine that a place like this could be real, Celebrity Cruises has already imagined it for you. Extraordinary by sea and remarkable by land, we’ll bring the world to you in ways you’d never expect, with a fleet of fourteen award-winning ships sailing to more than 300 destinations worldwide.

In April 2020, Celebrity Cruises will continue its game-changing Edge® Series with sister ship Celebrity Apexâ„ , set to debut with a naming ceremony and five sailing mini-season from Southampton. Spring 2020 will also see the return of Celebrity Silhouette® to Southampton, fresh from a $50 million dollar transformation as part of the fleetwide modernisation programme, the Celebrity Revolutionâ„ . Celebrity Cruises continues to raise the bar and deliver unforgettable holidays as we take the entire fleet to the Edge.

 

cruisingpower.co.uk

 


Gran Canaria

 

Best Ocean Cruise Line sponsor

 

Gran Canaria is known as a “continent in miniature” alive with varied natural beauty, from the stunning dunes of Maspalomas to its volcanic interior. Its perfect climate makes it a year-round holiday paradise. This beautiful island has a great offering of luxury resorts as well as boutique hotels and all the comfort and service for the most demanding clients. A great choice of spa centres and magnificent golf courses complement this luxury offering.

 

Spend a few days in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a city with an fascinating heritage and charming old quarter combined with fabulous gastronomy and amazing new aquarium Poem to the Sea. Those wanting a more authentic experience should climb the scenic roads in serpentine twists up into the spectacular central massif, where they can enjoy beautiful walks and plenty of stargazing opportunities.

 

grancanaria.com

 


Holiday Extras

 

Hosting airport lounge experience

 

Holiday Extras are the UK market leaders for holiday extras. They specialise in the essential extras that every traveller needs: airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, car hire, airport transfers and travel insurance. Millions of customers book with them every year because they know that they have the widest range of travel products at the best prices. Whether you’re looking to improve your customers’ holiday with convenience by booking meet-and-greet airport parking, or to add some luxury with a VIP experience in an airport lounge, Holiday Extras has all you need so they can have have less hassle and start enjoying more holiday.


Hoseasons

 

Best Holiday Essentials Provider sponsor

 

Discover a fantastic choice of self-catering holiday accommodation with Hoseasons - our choice of UK holidays is unrivalled, from luxury lodges & quaint, quirky cottages to boating on the broads or breaks at traditional seaside caravan resorts - we have something to suit every occasion, taste & pocket too! Think Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks, quirky, cool and fabulous accommodation with a little wow factor. Autograph Lodge Holidays for Mini-Moons and Anniversaries, offering luxury boutique lodges, your own outdoor hot tub, fluffy bathrobes and luxury toiletries or Go Active Breaks for those looking for new experiences and everyday adventures.

 

Hoseasons are the home of hot tub holidays and with over 4,600 hot tub lodges to choose from you’ll be sure to find your very own hot tub heaven on a short break with us. What’s more, many of these accommodations are pet friendly so now you can take the whole family!


Ice Lolly

 

Best Tourist Board sponsor

 

Founded in 2005, icelolly.com simplifies what can be a complicated and frustrating process by putting fun and personality into holiday comparison, offering more than 20 million visitors a year the opportunity to compare a wide range of holiday experiences and find a great value deal to suit their tastes, availability and budget.

It is the UK’s largest package holiday comparison and deals website according to independent research by Hitwise. With all holiday packages covered by ATOL, and the business awarded a Trustpilot rating of 4.7 out of 5 in 2019, customers can book with confidence through the site, safe in the knowledge that the range of affordable, low cost deals across sun, city, ski, cruise and UK experiences are financially protected.

 

icelolly.com


Inspiretec

 

Best Tour Operator sponsor

 

Inspiretec is an established customer-first technology partner, providing end-to-end digital solutions to help organisations grow.

 

Inspiretec is formed of four successful digital and technical companies, bringing best of breed and customer-first technology together under one roof for travel providers, tourism organisations and tour operators. We offer end-to-end booking reservation management systems, intelligent CRM platforms delivering personalised e-commerce and retail systems, and inspirational websites and apps that create positive experiences. The combination of our products offer travel and tourism brands the tools necessary to succeed. Simplifying the things that matter to drive sales and enable success in a competitive marketplace.

 

Established for over 25 years, with 130 staff based in the UK and North America, Inspiretec are currently operating in 12 countries across the globe. Some of our clients include dnata Travel, Shearings Leisure Group, VisitBritain, Thomas Cook, Abercrombie & Kent, Mike Burton Group and Travelopia.

 

For more information, visit inspiretec.com


Intrepid Travel

 

Best High Street Agent sponsor

 

We're Intrepid Travel, the world's leading providor of sustainable, experience-rich, small group tours. We've been part of the industry for 30 years now and that's why over 300,000 passengers trust us with their holidays every year. Offering more than 1,000 itineraries in over 100 countries and across all seven continents, we also have a broad range of trip themes to suit various interests as well as three distinct travel styles catering to all ages, tasts and budgets.

 

Customers love travelling with us because we enable them to have real life experiences they wouldn't find in their guidebooks. We create perfectly balanced itineraries with plenty of inclusions and free time. We give them the chance to meet other like-minded individuals, with group sizes averaging just ten. Plus, our local leaders have unrivalled knowledge of their dedication destination and help us to put our responsible and respectful approach to exploring into practice.

 

Find out more from our Partnership Growth Managers at ukpgm@intrepidtravel.com

 

intrepidtravel.com/uk

 

 

 


Jet2holidays

Best UK & Ireland Travel Agent sponsor

 

Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest tour operator, and is a winner of prestigious awards for delivering outstanding trade sales relations and customer service, as voted for by both independent travel agents and customers alike.

 

We offer great value ATOL protected package holidays to over 500 resorts across Europe, the Canaries and the Mediterranean from nine UK airports.

 

With a choice of over 4,000 directly contracted 2-5 star hotels, return Jet2.com flights, 22kg baggage, transfers, and ATOL Protection included in all packages, we really do offer package holidays you can trust!

 

On top of that we offer Free Child Places, Infants Go Free, free Resort Flight Check-In® and a team of dedicated in-resort Customer Helpers, all for a low £60 per person deposit.

 

Our choice of holidays keeps on growing, and includes three brand new destinations for Summer 19 (Bourgas in Bulgaria, Chania in Crete, and Izmir in Turkey). We also have seven specialist brochures that give a taster of each range: Summer Holidays, Winter Holidays, Family Holidays, Jet2Villas, Indulgent Escapes, On Tour and Jet2CityBreaks.

 

If you are an independent travel agent and you are interested in finding out about how you can work in partnership with Jet2holidays to grow your business, please visit our dedicated trade site: trade.jet2holidays.com

 


Silversea

 

Travel Legend of the Year sponsor

 

Renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages onboard intimate, all-inclusive ships, Silversea is an ultra-luxury cruise line that offers unparalleled service and superlative comfort. Sailing to over 900 destinations spanning all seven continents, Silversea takes you to more destinations than any other cruise line. Our intimate, luxury ships glide into secluded ports inaccessible to larger ships. All-suite and spacious ocean-view accommodation comes with butler service. Beautifully appointed lounges and bars offer an elegant yet relaxed ambience. Fine dining; beverages including wines, beers and spirits; onboard gratuities; and unlimited Wi-Fi are always included.

 

For the curious traveller, Silversea’s expedition voyages offer unique, awe-inspiring journeys to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, including Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, onboard a fleet of expedition vessels. Discover the art of luxury travel as perfected by Silversea.

 

silversea.com/


Travelsphere

 

Best Touring & Adventure Agent sponsor

 

Travelsphere – holiday of a lifetime, every time.

 

Incredible destinations, unique experiences, Guaranteed Departures, early-booking Price Promise, Price Match Guarantee and world-class tour managers are what make Travelsphere stand out in the escorted tours market.

 

Travelsphere has specialised in providing escorted tours across the globe for over 50 years, and we still love to share our passion with like-minded people. Travelsphere offers tours to over 60 global destinations including new experiences to the Galapagos, Patagonia and across Europe.

 

In Travelsphere’s latest brochure there over 150 unique tours, including 21 to Italy, where Travelsphere is the market-leading specialist. All Travelsphere holidays include flights, many of them from regional airports, local transfers and accommodation, with customers being looked after by a Travelsphere Tour Manager along with gaining insights from local guides.

 

Travelling with Travelsphere means getting under the skin of a destination and sharing experiences in good company.

 

travelsphere.co.uk

 


Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holidays. The brand currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri and has operations in the US, UK and Europe. With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler.

 

A dose of Vitamin Sea will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries onboard. Putting a twist on luxury, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare.

 

Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. First Mates can now book exclusive ‘Tail to Sail’ packages when booking a Virgin Voyage with a Virgin Atlantic flight through Virgin Atlantic Flightstore.

 

For further information, call 0151 350 1133 Email us: voyages@vaflightstore.com

virginvoyages.com

In association with

Virgin Atlantic

Co-sponsors

ANA
Aviate
Celebrity Cruises
Gran Canaria
Holiday Extras
Hoseasons
Ice Lolly
Inspiretec
Intrepid Travel
Jet2holidays
Silversea
Travelsphere
Virgin Voyages
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