With 24 agent and supplier categories, these new awards, in association with Virgin Atlantic, will bring the travel community together to celebrate the businesses that have grown stronger through the Covid-19 crisis, and help to highlight the most trusted travel brands for consumers.
Taking place at Magazine London on 30 September, the awards – with a new trust mark of excellence – represent the most prestigious accolades in travel.
Reflecting TTG Media’s Smarter, Better, Fairer mission, they will look beyond sales and business growth and focus on how companies have supported customers, employees and the wider communities they interact with.
They will ask what a company or agent has done to ensure the very best care has been taken of their customers; how they have maintained relationships with their industry partners; what they have done to sustain business resilience; and how they have managed to be inclusive and accessible to all.
TTG Media CEO Daniel Pearce says: “Launched by the most trusted brand in travel media, The Travel Industry Awards by TTG will give winners, finalists and partners the chance to re-establish their brands as among the most trusted in travel with both the industry and consumers.”
Lee Haslett, vice-president of global sales at Virgin Atlantic, says: “We are proud to be partnering with TTG on The Travel Industry Awards by TTG. After a hugely challenging year it has never been more important to recognise and celebrate the achievements of so many across our industry.”
The new awards programme comprises four groups of categories, including trade-facing supplier categories rated by travel agents and judged by senior leaders from TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2021; supplier categories judged by expert judging panels drawn from the highest level of the industry; individual travel seller categories; and special categories that reward sustainable companies, responsible travel initiatives and excellent places to work.
Entries and nominations are now open to the entire travel industry based in the UK & Ireland. You have until 30 April to take advantage of the Early-bird entry fee (£99 + VAT), and agent categories are free to enter.