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.

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.

https://www.aph.com



Avis is delighted to support the 2022 British Travel Awards; it’s been a while since we were able to celebrate the achievements of the travel industry – an industry particularly impacted by Covid-19.

We launched an innovative new Digital Check-In service, reducing touchpoints meaning customers would spend less time at the rental counter and we introduced free cancellations and changes. The safety of our staff and customers has been a key focus for us, so we introduced the Avis Safety Pledge designed to enhance cleaning of our rental facilities and vehicles, giving customers confidence in booking car rental through Avis Budget Group.

Now as the world starts to recover, we’ve introduced Avis Inclusive, rentals with clear pricing including insurance, zero excess and roadside assistance included as standard.

Welcome Back to Better with Avis.

https://www.avis.co.uk



As a previous winner, Brittany Ferries Holidays is delighted to be supporting the 2022 British Travel Awards, especially considering we are currently celebrating 50 years of serving the UK, France, Spain, and Ireland.

We may have been quite content transporting cargoes of beautiful Brittany farm produce, like our first sailing back in 1973. But perhaps our founders underestimated the biggest export market. For this was not to be artichokes and cauliflowers destined for English dinner tables. But Brits desperate to travel to beautiful regions like Brittany, Normandy and later, to northern Spain.

Using our unrivalled expertise on these fabulous regions, Brittany Ferries Holidays created a range of “sail & stay” holidays offering the best quality and value for money. From country cottages and casas, chalets on campsites, hotels, and car tours and even winter sun and golf, there’s something for everyone to choose from.

For those looking for a new holiday experience and a relaxing form of travel then Brittany Ferries Holidays have the answer.

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/holidays/seasonal



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As a previous winner, Post Office is thrilled to be sponsoring the British Travel Awards this year – a highlight in the travel calendar.

We all need a holiday from time to time, and now more than ever. As people are finally digging through drawers to brush the dust off their passports following a challenging couple of years, we’re right there with them (figuratively). Our travel insurance and travel money products give travellers ease and value, taking some of the stress out of holidaymaking and letting customers focus on what’s important to them, safe in the knowledge that we’ve got them if something goes wrong.

With our new Covid-19 optional upgrade available for an additional premium, we're safeguarding against holidaymakers' common coronavirus concerns, such as changes in testing or quarantine rules to return to the UK, after they have booked. And our travel money refund guarantee lets people get every penny of their cash back if their holiday’s cancelled. So while we hope no one has to use either of them, we’re there when you need us. And remember: Always Pack the Post Office.

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/british-travel-awards-win-holiday



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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.

http://www.shearings.com



The British Travel Awards are an invaluable celebration of the best travel companies in the industry, and we are honoured to continue our sponsorship in 2022. Through our support of these awards, we proudly spotlight excellence in travel and contribute to the resilience of the industry.

Silversea is at the forefront of ultra-luxury cruising with 10 butler-serviced ships that whisper luxury, featuring some of the most spacious suites at sea, serving fine cuisine in a selection of restaurants, and journeying to over 900 destinations across seven continents -- more than any other cruise line. Launched in 1994 with a vision to redefine luxury cruise travel and pioneer an ultra-luxury, all-inclusive global cruise concept, our company introduced the world to the pleasures of sailing aboard all-suite, intimate ships that offer guests superlative service with crew-to-guest ratios of nearly 1-to-1. In 2008, Silversea pushed boundaries even further in cruise travel, becoming the first cruise line to introduce ultra-luxury expedition cruising.

Recently we began providing guests with a new experience to savour -- our immersive S.A.L.T. culinary programme, showcasing a gastronomic ecosystem shaped by regional food cultures. Market trips, special dinners in the S.A.L.T. Kitchen and hands-on cooking lessons with local guest chefs in the S.A.L.T. Lab take guests deeper into a destination. The new concept was unveiled with the summer 2021 launch of Silver Moon, our first ship featuring public spaces devoted to the S.A.L.T. concept.

Our brand-new Silver Dawn, a sistership to Silver Muse and Silver Moon, debuted in March 2022. Exclusive to Silver Dawn is Otium, the only wellness programme at sea that incorporates champagne, chocolate and other gourmet snacks; signature cocktails; bespoke in-suite experiences; a Roman-influenced spa; and a wellness journey that extends throughout the ship.

Revolutionising 21st-century travel with a new vision of luxury is our next class of ships currently in the works. Set to debut in 2023, our Silver Nova will be the first luxury cruise ship to use fuel cells to provide 100% power while in port, significantly raising the bar in sustainability credentials.

Now more all-inclusive than ever, Silversea has become the first ultra-luxury cruise line to offer guests private executive transfers as standard. Through our new Door-to-Door service, created in an exclusive partnership with Blacklane, the global chauffeur service, our guests enjoy private, chauffeured transfers between home and airport. The new Door-to-Door service joins such all-inclusive benefits as roundtrip economy airfare, reduced business class air, or air credit; and transfers between airport, hotel and ship, all of which are in addition to Silversea's inclusive shore excursions and renowned onboard amenities and services.

https://www.silversea.com/



For over a decade Silver Travel Advisor has been dedicated to supporting travellers with offers, reviews, information, and advice to inspire travel. We’re a community of passionate like-minded travel professionals, and with unrivalled experience. Our ethos ‘Tried. Travelled. Trusted.’ means you can be assured of genuine, first-hand travel advice and recommendations. From our experts, our community, and our curated collection of partners.

Our unique website houses a wealth of travel offers at your fingertips. Our destination guides, articles and reviews go one step further with first-hand experience you can trust.

https://silvertraveladvisor.com/



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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.

https://www.travelzoo.com/uk/