Our sponsors for the Silver Travel Awards 2016

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Headline Sponsor

Iglu Cruise


‘We are delighted to sponsor the Silver Travel Awards this year.   Iglu Cruise The majority of our customers are silver travellers so it’s fantastic to recognise those companies that these very experienced, discerning travellers recommend.’ – Simone Clark, Managing Director.

Iglu Cruise is the largest independent award winning cruise agent enjoying over 10 years of experience in the cruise industry. Offering unrivalled customer service, well-travelled staff with expertise, Iglu Cruise will find you a fabulous voyage, that surpasses your expectations!

Bronze Sponsors


Andrew Williams, Managing Director, is very pleased to continue sponsoring the Silver Travel Awards. Solos Holidays With over 30 years providing holidays for those travelling alone, in the UK and around the world, award – winning Solos Holidays are at the fore-front of this special market. Activity Holidays are a great way to get involved, with sports at all levels, including beginners, so you could try tennis, golf or skiing along with walking and cycling, in a friendly group. Or if touring, cruising or relaxing on a beach are your preferred holidays, these are options too. Every Solos Holiday has the advantage of a tour manager to ensure your trip is free from hassle, so you can get the best from every moment.


It is with great pleasure that we announce Shearings Holidays as our Bronze Sponsor again this year. Shearings Holidays Shearings Holidays offer the very best in coach travel around the UK and in Europe. Their outstanding, award-winning trips to Italy are high on the travel list for many of you. There is of course, always the option of flying. Or how about a wonderful train journey around Europe or the UK, maybe even heading to join a cruise. If you’re staying closer to home, why not choose one of the friendly Country and Bay Hotels around the UK, where you come and go as you please. The wide range of ways to travel and choices of accommodation are just what make this company so popular.

Champagne Reception Sponsor


Timeless music for an ageless audience.
Classic FM is one of the UK’s largest commercial radio brands, reaching an audience of  5.5 million a week on air and 1.2 million online. For almost 25 years Classic FM has been educating, inspiring, comforting and motivating listeners by curating the greatest music, delivered by passionate, knowledgeable and accessible broadcasters. 48% of the audience only listen to Classic FM and classicfm.com is the world’s number one destination for Classical Music.

Classic FM Whether you know that it’s “Dance of the Nights” by Sergei Prokofiev or “that music from The Apprentice”, Classic FM aims to de-mystify the genre and make Classical music more accessible to a wider audience.  
Listeners have a broad range of interests, constantly seeking out aspirational lifestyles, new experiences and making ethical choices. When it comes to travel they have a healthy appetite to explore the world and the available funds to do it. 65% of the audience take two – four holidays a year and 73% like to choose a different destination each time with 87% choosing a more luxurious break. When asked over 60% said they would spontaneously book a holiday and 53% take less than a week when researching where to go. 

Source: Rajar Q1 2016 / Global Labs Travel Survey Sept 2015

Sponsor for Best Rail Holiday Provider Award

My InterRail My InterRail MY INTERRAIL

My InterRail just love trains and rail travel so they are proud to be sponsoring this Award. My InterRail gives seniors the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, across 29 countries, with a range of rail passes, which can be upgraded to First Class for just a little extra. No longer is travelling around Europe by train only for students! You too enjoy culture, music, art, shopping and relaxation across the entire continent! What are you waiting for?

Sponsor for Best Specialist or Activity Tour Operator


JFA Systems JFA Systems has supported both specialist and activity tour operators since 1991 and is delighted to be sponsoring this award. This year JFA Systems celebrates 25 years of providing excellence in travel reservation systems for tour operators.

Adam Greghni, Managing Director said: “We’re proud and thrilled to be sponsoring this award and partnering with Silver Travel Advisor. This category is particularly pertinent for us and for the long-standing clients we have worked with over the years. We wish everyone the best of luck.”

Sponsor for Best Overseas Destination Award


Offering everything from Alaska’s glaciers to Asian temples; the balmy Caribbean to colonial Canada; Holland America Line and, closer-to-home leisurely summer European cruises, Holland America Line epitomises the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences onboard 5* mid-sized ships. 

Step onboard and find beautiful lounges adorned with fine art and antiques; large, comfortable staterooms, most with ocean views, many with private balconies; restaurants that sparkle with chandeliers, crystal and conversation – all which give the company its reputation of offering classic elegance with a modern twist. 

Via a new and exciting partnership with BBC Earth and AFAR magazine, guests will now enjoy access to the most immersive destination experiences both before and during their cruise.

Sponsor for Best City Breaks Operator


As the world’s only authentic boutique river cruise line, Uniworld is committed to delivering the highest standards of excellence in luxury river cruising. Uniworld’s truly all-inclusive European voyages provide guests with unsurpassed convenience, with everything included in the price – airport transfers, award-winning all-day dining, Uniworld unlimited beverages, fully hosted excursions with personalisation options, all onboard local entertainment, all gratuities onboard and onshore, and internet and Wi-Fi access.

From the rivers of Europe to more exotic locales – India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Egypt – Uniworld’s journeys provide an intimate and up-close view of some of the world’s oldest civilisations. Exploring ancient treasures by day with hosted small-group excursions, and enjoying five-star hotels and elegant ships at night, our guests can be treated to the unsurpassed Uniworld experience worldwide.

Uniworld’s luxury river cruises are a truly unique experience, unlike any other journey in the world.

Sponsor for Best Self-catering Accommodation


The Holiday Property Bond is a unique British idea – The Holiday Property Bond a life assurance bond which gives you and your family a lifetime of rent-free holidays. With over 30 years’ experience, the HPB portfolio has grown to over 1,400 self-catering holiday homes including villas, cottages and apartments, throughout the UK and Europe – with more being planned – for over 42,000 investors to enjoy.

Sponsor for Best Airline

Skybreak - Your Service Centre Gatwick YOUR SERVICE CENTRE GATWICK

Your Service Centre Gatwick Part of the prestigious family company Bland Group (established 1810) and a working partner of Gatwick Airport, Your Service Centre Skybreak has more than 20 years Customer Service experience at the UK’s second largest Airport. Skybreak has a history of helping passengers, from offering advice and support to those travelling through the airport, to assisting in the re booking of travel arrangements for those who have had the misfortune to have their plans disrupted. Your Service Centre offers a wide range of services, including budget to luxury hotels, coaches, rail and attractions in the UK and beyond.

Sponsor for Best Car Hire Rental Company


Indigo Car Hire Indigo Car Hire – UK Based Car rental broker is specialised in understanding and dealing with the requirements of silver travellers who are looking to hire a car whilst on holiday or for other journeys.

Indigo can find a solution to problems such as not being able to hire a car because you are over a certain age, not having a credit card or not wanting to pay huge deposits for the car rental.

Indigo Car Hire covers more than 25,000 locations worldwide and will match you with the best offer available that is suited to your needs.

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