Silver Travel Awards 2016

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Silver Travel Awards 2016 Following the excellent number of votes from you all and the wonderful Awards event in 2015, at the fabulously atmospheric Dinosaur Gallery in the Natural History Museum, we weredelighted to host the 2016 Awards at the London Transport Museum on 22 June 2016.

Amanda Redman Our host for the evening was actress Amanda Redman, MBE. Amanda said “it’s a real honour to be able to present the awards to companies and destinations who best support the mature traveller”.

The exhibits at the London Transport Museum really were amazing as you can see from the photographs: some of our partners realised their dreams of being bus conductors!

This year Silver Travellers have voted in 15 categories so that the very best in travel for the over 50s can be truly recognised and celebrated. Whether it’s cruise lines, escorted tours or UK destinations, we asked you who is going the extra mile for Silver Travellers.

Voting is now closed. See our shortlist of companies and destinations voted by Silver Travellers.

Read about our nominees for Exceptional Achievement Award 2016

Our Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Iglu Cruise We are delighted to have on board as our headline sponsor, Iglu Cruise, which is the largest independent award winning cruise agent enjoying over 10 years of experience in the cruise industry. With unbeatable customer service, knowledgeable and experienced staff, Iglu cruise can find you the perfect, unique experience for the journey of a lifetime. Simone Clark, MD, is very much looking forward to working with the team at Silver Travel Advisor.

Bronze Sponsors

Solos We are very pleased to have Solos Holidays, once again, as our Bronze sponsor. Solos Holidays have been providing wonderful trips, both short and long, for those travelling alone, for over 30 years. Whether you want to explore in China, go walking in Catalonia or relax in Crete, there will be a holiday for you. Solos Holidays and Silver Travel Advisor both believe that travel can be enjoyed by everyone.

Shearings Our valued partners at Shearings Holidays are also Bronze sponsors. Whether you are looking for short breaks and escorted tours by coach, Battlefield Tours, River Cruising or UK Hotels, Shearings have over 100 years of experience. Specialists in the very best holiday experiences for the over 50s, Shearings are delighted to take part in our Silver Travel Awards.

Champagne Reception Sponsor

Classic FM Classic FM. Timeless music for an ageless audience. 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.  We’re delighted to be working with Classic FM who will be sponsoring our champagne reception and providing a wonderful repertoire of classical music for our guests to listen to during the evening.

Category sponsor – Best Rail Holiday Provider

My InterRail My InterRail, passionate providers of European train travel are the proud sponsors of this award. My InterRail give you the chance to enjoy a rail adventure like no other through the entire continent with a brilliant rail pass range. From European history and food, to great shopping and fascinating art, it’s possible to see it all with the InterRail Pass of your choice. There is an InterRail Pass especially for Seniors!

Category sponsor – Best Specialist or Activity Tour Operator

JFA Systems JFA Systems are highly delighted to be sponsoring this Award. With 25 years of providing excellence in online travel reservation systems, JFA Systems are well-known within the travel industry for their tailored travel solutions and expertise.

Category sponsor – Best Overseas Destination

Holland America Line With their wonderful 5* ships sailing around the world, Holland America Line are very pleased to be sponsoring this Award. Taking guests to amazing destinations, north, south, east and west, wherever you’d like to go, there’s a ship to take you.

Category sponsor – Best City Breaks Operator

We are very glad to have Uniworld as the sponsors of the Best City Breaks Operator Award.  They visit many wonderful cities, in Europe and well beyond, on their award-winning, all-inclusive luxurious river cruises. 

Category sponsor – Best Self-catering Accommodation

Holiday Property Bond Joining as a sponsor this year, The Holiday Property Bond has been offering great breaks in the UK and Europe for more than three decades.  We very much look forward to working together at the Awards.  

Category sponsor – Best Airline

Your Service Centre We welcome as sponsors Your Service Centre Skybreak.  Based at Gatwick Airport they are proud to assist and advise passengers, booking hotels, attractions and transfers or providing support if problems arise. 

Category sponsor – Best Car Hire Rental Company

Indigo Car Hire Indigo Car Hire is a UK based car rental broker with a very personal touch. Their team of friendly and helpful staff offer a great service in helping older travellers to find the right car hire and to avoid any potential pitfalls. One of our longstanding partners, we’re delighted that Indigo are sponsoring this category.

Read more about our 2016 sponsors

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