Our sponsors for the Silver Travel Awards 2018

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Headline Sponsor


Maria Whiteman, MD of Saga Holidays said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the 2018 Silver Travel Awards. Our partnership with Silver Travel Adviser means that holidaymakers really do have the information they need at their fingertips to enable them to travel with confidence. We’re looking forward to another great event!”

Saga offers holidays to suit a variety of travel styles – from a taste of adventure to something a little more laid back. Unwind at a hotel, explore the local sights, discover a country on a tour or go for it on an adventure – the choice is yours!

Gold Sponsor


“We are thrilled to be partnering with Silver Travel Advisor in support of the 2018 Awards”, Ben Briggs, Head of Marketing at Wendy Wu Tours.

Wendy Wu Tours provide inspirational tours and tailor-made holidays to some of the most iconic destinations in the world. Specialising in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India, Japan and more recently South America, their comprehensive range of tours capture the very essence of the destination. From China’s Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to Mount Fuji and Machu Picchu – whichever destination you choose, you’ll be in safe hands with their award-winning guides.

Silver Sponsor


Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in approximately 170 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com or www.avis.co.uk

Bronze Sponsors


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 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 join Shearings for a relaxing river cruise. If you’re staying closer to home, why not choose one of the friendly Bay or Coast & Country Hotels, which are in some of Britain’s most popular holiday destinations. Choose from great value coach breaks or self-drive hotel breaks by car on which you can 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, leading to Shearings being crowned ‘Best Escorted Touring Operator (UK Tours)’ in last year’s awards, as well as being named runner up in the ‘Best Large Tour Operator’ category.

Musical Partner


For over 25 years, Classic FM has been educating, inspiring, comforting and motivating listeners with the greatest music, delivered by passionate and knowledgeable broadcasters, making classical music relevant and accessible to everyone. Today it’s the world’s biggest classical music brand reaching 7 million people across its platforms each week. Listeners have a broad range of interests and 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 to four holidays a year and 73% like to choose a different destination each time with 87% choosing a more luxurious break.

Source: Rajar Q4 2016 / Global Labs Travel Survey Sep 2015

Headline Media Sponsor

Headline Media Sponsor

Peter Davenport, Mail Advertising, said: “Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday readers took over 14 million holidays and short breaks abroad in the last 12 months. With travel being so important to our readers we’re delighted to be sponsoring the 2018 Silver Travel Awards to celebrate the best travel players out there for the over 50s.”

Daily Mail
The Daily Mail is the leading mid-market daily newspaper in the UK. Established in 1896, it is hugely influential and remains an integral force in the British cultural and political landscape.

The Mail on Sunday
The Mail on Sunday is the most-read mid-market Sunday newspaper in the UK. Its loyal audience loves it for its ground-breaking investigative journalism, incisive debate, must-read features and award-winning supplements, including YOU magazine and EVENT.

Travel Trade Media Sponsor


Travel Weekly is the UK’s market-leading publication and digital news site for the travel industry, and boasts a presence in print, online and with a portfolio of events. Travel Weekly provides unrivalled news, analysis and features on the people, products and issues facing the travel industry, and is published by an award-winning editorial team on 51 weeks of the year.

Award Category Sponsors


Offering everything from Alaska’s glaciers to Asian temples; the balmy Caribbean to colonial Canada; and, closer-to-home leisurely summer European cruises, Holland America Line epitomises the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences onboard 5-star mid-sized ships, making them the ideal sponsor of the Best Overseas Destination Award. 

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, renewing the company’s reputation for offering classic cruising with a modern twist.


Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are proud to be sponsoring the Best Operator for the Single Traveller category.

At Fred. Olsen, we understand what makes a cruise holiday so special. It’s sailing to incredible destinations far and wide in pure comfort with like-minded travellers, enjoying fabulous food as you glide across the ocean, discovering out-of-this-world experiences and forging friendships that will last a lifetime. This is why we carefully craft each and every one of our cruises – from weekend breaks in Dublin to 108-night voyages around the globe – to ensure your time on board with us is simply unforgettable.


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?

World of CruisingWORLD OF CRUISING

World of Cruising magazine is your indispensable cruise companion, packed with helpful destination guides and cruise ship reviews and keeping you up to date with all the latest cruise news, trends, offers and advice.


G2 Films is an award-winning film production agency creating original, emotive and engaging content for global brands and businesses, leading the way in the luxury travel market. With offices in London and New York, G2 Films has an unrivalled pedigree in the travel and tourism market, creating inspiring films for Princess Cruises, Belmond, British Airways, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Cosmos, Renaissance, Grace Hotels, Exclusive Hotels & Resorts, EasyJet and many more. Our work with Princess Cruises won a Gold Standard Award for “Best Use of Content” at the 2018 Travel Marketing Awards.

Since 2010 we’ve delivered our script to screen creative solutions direct to clients and agencies alike, working on everything from national broadcast campaigns to targeted digital activity. To our clients, G2 Films is a strategic as well as a creative partner, bringing their products, brands and services to life. We work tirelessly to ensure that the content we produce works for our clients and produces results in today’s crowded multi-channel landscape.

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