Shortlists announced for the 2020 Silver Travel Awards

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Silver Travel Advisor A record 225,000 consumer votes were cast for the best travel companies for the over 50s towards this year’s Silver Travel Awards. That’s 60% up on last year, showing that even if it’s not possible to travel very far at the moment, silver travellers are keen to recognise the travel companies that have served them best in the last 12 months. 

The winners will be announced at our first ever virtual Awards event, coming to a computer, tablet or mobile phone screen near you on Tuesday 15 September at 3pm. It’s completely free to attend, and we now invite you to register for this unique ceremony, hosted by Gyles Brandreth.

The shortlists for the 22 consumer-voted awards are:

Best Adventure or Activity Tour Operator

Ramblers Walking Holidays, Inghams Lakes & Mountains, Explore, Intrepid Travel, HF Holidays, G Adventures.

Best Cultural Tour Operator

Cox & Kings, Titan Travel, Travel Editions, Audley Travel, Jules Verne, Travel for the Arts.

Best City Breaks Tour Operator

Saga Holidays, Alfa Travel, Kuoni, TUI, Riviera Travel, Kirker Holidays.

Best Self-Catering Travel Company

Forest Holidays, Hoseasons, Eurocamp, Holiday Property Bond, Original Cottages, Pierre & Vacances.

Best Villa Holiday Company

Villa Plus, Sunvil, Simpson Travel, CV Villas, James Villas, Vintage Travel.

Best Destination Specialist Company

Frontier Travel, Wendy Wu Tours, Discover Egypt & Jordan, Tropical Sky, Serenity Holidays, Selective Asia.

Best Ocean Cruise Line

P&O Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Royal Caribbean, Saga Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, NCL.

Best Premium or Luxury Ocean Cruise Line

Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea, Viking, Cunard, Princess Cruises.

Best Specialist Cruise Line

Star Clippers, Hurtigruten, Variety Cruises, Azamara, Noble Caledonia,Hebridean Island Cruises.

Best River Cruise Line

Riviera Travel, Emerald Waterways, Saga Cruises, CroisiEurope, Fred. Olsen River Cruises, Titan Travel.

Best Luxury River Cruise Line

Uniworld, Viking, AmaWaterways, APT Travel, Scenic, Avalon Waterways.

Best Escorted Coach Tour Operator

Travel Department, Travelsphere, Cosmos, Saga Holidays, Titan Travel, Riviera Travel.

Best Luxury Tour Operator

Travel Editions, Scenic, APT Travel, First Class Holidays, Cox & King, G Adventures – National Geographic.

Best Rail Holiday Company

Switzerland Travel Centre, Railbookers, Rocky Mountaineer, Belmond Orient Express, Great Rail Journeys, Ffestiniog Travel.

Best Accessible Travel Provider

Enable Holidays, Revitalise, Limitless Travel, Dementia Adventure, Saga Holidays, Driving Miss Daisy.

Best Car Rental Company

Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise, Alamo.

Best UK Breaks Operator

Forest Holidays, Warner Leisure Hotels, HF Holidays, Saga Holidays, Alfa Travel, Just Go Holidays.

Best Operator for the Single Traveller

Travel One, Solos Holidays, One Traveller, HF Holidays, Just You, Saga Holidays.

Best Travel Deals Website

Expedia, Travelzoo, Travel Supermarket, Ice Lolly, Last Minute.com, Secret Escapes.

Best UK City

Edinburgh, St Ives, Bath, Bournemouth, York, London.

Best Overseas Destination

New Zealand, Spain, Greece, Italy, Canada, Australia.

Best Travel Agency

Barrhead Travel, TUI, Co-operative Travel, Hays Travel, Iglu, Trailfinders.

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