Silver Travel Awards 2017 Shortlist

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Silver Travel Awards The shortlists have been unveiled for the 2017 Silver Travel Awards, which will celebrate the best travel companies, experiences and destinations for the over-50s market, at a reception to be held at Madame Tussauds in London on Thursday 8 June, hosted by Classic FM presenter, Aled Jones, of ‘Walking in the Air’ fame.

Now in their third year, and supported by headline sponsor Saga Holidays, consumer media sponsor Mail Newspapers and Classic FM, the Awards have been expanded to a total of 17 main categories and have been voted for by more people than ever, with over 55,000 votes being cast.

Debbie Marshall, managing director of Silver Travel Advisor, said: “We are excited that a record number of over 50s have voted this year to create these new shortlists which recognise the holiday companies and experiences that serve them best.  

The shortlisted companies are diverse but all share one common feature – the ability to listen to older travellers and respond to them with flair and imagination.” 

The shortlists for the 17 main awards are:

Best Ocean Cruise Line 

Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Saga Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Best River Cruise Line

Riviera Travel, Uniworld, Emerald Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Scenic, Shearings Holidays. 

Best Specialist Cruise Line

Hurtigruten, Holland America Line, Silversea Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, Noble Caledonia, Azamara Club Cruises 

Best Large Tour Operator

Shearings Holidays, Kuoni, Saga Holidays,  Riviera Travel, Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook

Best Activity Tour Operator

Explore, HF Holidays, Ramblers Walking Holidays, Exodus, Shearings Holidays, Saga Holidays 

Best City Breaks Operator

Cresta, Jules Verne, Riviera Travel, Superbreak, Shearings Holidays, Kirker Holidays

Best UK Breaks Operator

HF Holidays, Superbreak, Grand UK Holidays, Newmarket Holidays, Warner Leisure Hotels, Shearings Holidays

Best Escorted Touring Operator (UK Tours)

Trafalgar, Grand UK Holidays, Saga Holidays, Shearings Holidays, Titan Travel, Travelsphere

Best Escorted Touring Operator (Europe and Long-Haul Tours)

Titan Travel, Riviera Travel, Wendy Wu Tours, Jules Verne, Shearings Holidays, Saga Holidays

Best Cultural Tour Operator

Wendy Wu Tours, Jules Verne, Shearings Holidays, Riviera Travel, Saga Holidays, Cox & Kings

Best Self-Catering Accommodation

National Trust, AirBnB, Haven Holidays, Forest Holidays, Hoseasons, Center Parcs

Best Car Rental Company

Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget

Best Rail Holiday Provider

Rail Discoveries, Railbookers, Belmond Orient Express, Great Rail Journeys, Rocky Mountaineer, Rail Trail

Best Airline

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Jet 2, Emirates, easyJet, Singapore Airlines

Best Accessible Travel Provider

Shearings Holidays, Can Be Done, Riviera Travel, Access Travel, Enable Holidays, Saga Holidays

Best Overseas Destination

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Italy, USA

Best Operator for the Single traveller

Jules Verne, Just You, Solos Holidays, Saga Holidays, Shearings Holidays, Riviera Travel

Winners Just Announced!

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