Our annual programme celebrating the nation’s very best agencies is open for entries. Here’s how to get involved…
TTG Media’s search for the best travel agencies has returned for 2019.
Now in its fourth year, the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies is designed to recognise the top-performing agents in the UK and Ireland.
But it’s not all about sales volumes. The scheme champions agencies that deliver the very best customer service and work to support their local communities – day in, day out.
Twelve regional categories celebrate teams at branch level, rather than head office, and there are also six nationwide categories for agencies specialising in certain sectors, including luxury, touring and adventure, and business.
In the first stage of judging, suppliers rate every hopeful agency according to its business growth and innovation to decide the awards shortlists.
Shortlisted agencies are then either visited in person – by a supplier and a member of the TTG Media team – or are interviewed by video call. Coverage from these visits will be printed in TTG.
All finalists will be invited to join a ceremony in Birmingham on April 25, 2019, when the 50 agencies on the list will be revealed.
A brochure profiling each of the agencies on the prestigious list will be distributed with TTG.
The top 50 agencies will also be profiled on ttgtop50.com, with window stickers and marketing material sent to every agency that makes the list.
Inclusion in the list can help you secure valuable local media coverage, as well as giving your team the recognition they deserve.
“We’ve had new customers start booking with us from all over the UK”
Thorne Travel director, Shona Thorne on winning 2018’s top award
Winner of UK & Ireland’s no.1 travel agency in the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2018
“It’s been an amazing time for us. The support that we have had from our customers and local businesses has been overwhelming.
“We’ve had new customers start booking with us with from all over the UK, and with Kilwinning being such a small town, it’s been a special thing to celebrate for the whole community.
“We had a big party for our customers after we won, and since then we have been hosting afternoon teas twice a month to say thank you for all the support.
“Being named the UK and Ireland’s No.1 Travel Agency has had a big impact on business. We’ve had a lot of suppliers who maybe didn’t know us before now wanting to work with us, as well as new customers wanting to book with us because we’re number one.
“I’d say to any agency who thinks they’re doing something different and wants to shout out about it to go for it and enter this year. TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies really helps to breed customer confidence in your brand.”
Headline sponsor of TTG’S Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019
Why has Kuoni decided to headline-sponsor TTG Top 50 for a third year running?
We all talk about supporting agents and being personable, so TTG’s Top 50 gives us the opportunity to show our support and really champion what it means to be a fantastic travel agent. We love the fact it celebrates what it means to run an outstanding travel business, provide amazing service and really shine in today’s world.
What does Kuoni believe are the key benefits for agents taking part?
Being involved in TTG’s Top 50 is true recognition for your agency and the hard work you put into making your company a success. The TTG team is very thorough with the selection process, and it’s a brilliant way to showcase dynamism, professionalism and quality in business. We are thrilled to be part of it.
What is Kuoni’s favourite part of the process?
Well, the night itself is brilliant, so we’d have to say that’s our favourite! There is such a great atmosphere celebrating success. It’s so well organised – all the hard work and anticipation in the build-up is brought together in one amazing evening.