Our Media and Trade Partners

We would like to thank our media and trade partners. Their insight and support has contributed towards making the British Travel Award the largest and most influential resource for UK consumer opinion on leisure travel and tourism performance.

What our Partners have to Say

APH are proud, once again, to support the British Travel Awards in this, the most turbulent year ever for the UK travel industry.

Just like early summer travellers and the rest of the travel industry we have had an extraordinary few months:

Following government advice, we closed our offices on 1 April and furloughed staff. We made sure we took good care of the handful of cars left by travellers stranded abroad, some of whom only made it back in August! We re-opened gradually at the end of June and like so many firms in our sector, worked through a redundancy programme which reduced our staff by a third and saw the closure of own car park serving Birmingham Airport.

We returned to tens of thousands of customer requests having jumped from the normal cancellation/change rate of 3% to an extraordinary 100% , for all bookings over a 4 month period.

There was no alternative but to plough-on and start dealing with the backlog.

We are now finally catching up; we have developed a brand-new voucher system, offering customers a credit worth up to 130% of the value of their original booking which they can redeem on-line. For those customers wanting a refund, we have issued thousands of cheques where we no longer hold customer payment card details due to our GDPR card-purging process. We have also selected a trusted partner at Birmingham to offer an APH branded product to continue to serve this airport.

Like everyone else, we are eager to return to normal and continue to benefit from the joy and lifelong memories that travel brings to each of our lives.

Meanwhile, here at APH, we all remain focused on fully restoring our award-winning service.



Shearings offers a fantastic range of great-value fully escorted coach holidays to exciting destinations across the UK and Europe, with comfortable coach travel from a local joining point, handpicked accommodation and expertly planned excursions included.

From 4-day short breaks to 16-day adventures, there's choice to suit all interests and budgets in the collection, including festive holidays, river cruises, rail experiences and just launched the new Signature Collection. For those who prefer to make their own way to their chosen destination, the range also includes over 70 convenient and flexible self-drive breaks, featuring comfortable hotels situated in some of the UK's most beautiful locations, with breakfast and evening meals included.

With £25pp low deposits and full financial protection through a 100% secure Trust Account.


TravelMole.com is the official trade media partner for The British Travel Awards and is key for keeping the travel industry up to date with BTA news, deadlines and opportunities. TravelMole also interviews BTA sponsors about their involvement with the awards each year.

Since its launch in 1999, TravelMole.com has become one of the largest global online travel industry communities. It is comprised of over 200,000 travel industry professional members and social followers.

TravelMole continuously evolves in line with changes in the industry and curation of relevant, engaging, and interesting travel news, insights, and updates on destinations and travel products and services. All content is designed to encourage communication, engagement, and knowledge sharing between travel suppliers, travel re-sellers, and travel professionals.

The daily TravelMole UK newsletter and Partner Editions have a readership of over 60,000, USA 115,000, and Asia Pacific / Australasia 50,000 and the website receives on average 1.7 million page views each month.

The majority audience of TravelMole’s newsletter, website, and social channel audience are retail and online travel agents and tour operators and include all travel and tourism industry sectors.


We are delighted to be a sponsor for the 2022 British Travel Awards – the ultimate consumer awards for British travellers. It’s been a confusing time for holidaymakers everywhere and we are delighted to be a partner of these awards helping to champion the both the companies and the individuals that have been there for British holidaymakers through it all.

The BTAS give all of us in the industry something to celebrate. At Travelzoo, our mission is to inspire our members to try something new, to get off the couch and experience the world. And by lending our support to these awards we look forward to continuing to work with the industry to inspire, innovate and enthuse British travellers to get back out there and see the world.