Advantage Travel Partnership hosted the fourth Advantage Big Celebration Lunch today to celebrate the consortia’s members.
At the event, 21 awards were presented to members and business partners with ‘mind reader’ David Meade.
Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO at Advantage Travel Partnership, said: “We are delighted to celebrate our members and business partners for another year. We are excited that our event continues to grow in the industry as we introduce new categories including this year’s Giving Back award which celebrates the actions of a member who raises money for, or awareness of, a chosen charity.”
The Big Celebration Lunch also marked the start of Advantage’s support of Parkinson’s UK for the next year. Representatives from the charity attended to set the scene for the partnership, which will help fund ground-breaking research and life-changing support for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We’re thrilled that Advantage Travel Partnership has chosen to support Parkinson’s UK for the next year. As we strive to make major breakthroughs in the search for new and better treatments, we’re excited to have them on our team.”
Full list of winners
Business Travel Airline Partner of the Year 2019: Virgin Atlantic
Business Travel Technology Partner of the Year 2019: Travelport
Business Travel Ground Transport, Ancillary & Special Services Partner of the Year 2019: Avis Budget UK
Business Travel Account Manager of the Year 2019: Paul Clark at Avis Budget UK
Business Travel Hotel Partner of the Year 2019: Hilton
Leisure Account Manager of the Year 2019: Phil Shipman at Travelsphere & Just You
Leisure Sales Team of the Year 2019:Jet2holidays
Leisure Partner of the Year 2019: Classic Collection
Agent Friendly Leisure Partner of the Year 2019: Celebrity Cruises
Advantage Holidays- Agent of the Year 2019: Oasis Travel
Advantage Business Travel Agent of the Year (Less than £30M sales annually) 2019: Beyond Business Travel
Advantage Business Travel Agent of the Year (More than £30M sales annually) 2019: Reed & Mackay
Advantage Leisure Travel Agent of the Year (Small) 2019: TravelTime World
Advantage Leisure Travel Agent of the Year (Large) 2019: Fred. Olsen Travel
Most Engaged Leisure Travel Agent of the Year 2019: Carrick Travel
Most Engaged Business Travel Agent of the Year 2019: Clyde Travel Management
Employee of the Year 2019- Leisure: Angela Visciano at TravelTime World
Employee of the Year 2019- Business: Bex Deadman at Blue Cube Travel
Outstanding Achievement Award 2019: Adam White at Baxter Hoare Travel
Next Gen Talent Award 2019: Olivia Newby at Linlithgow Travel
Giving Back Award 2019: Baldwins Travel Group
The winners were chosen by a mixture of members, business partners and an independent panel. The awards were held on September 27 2019 at Hilton London Bankside.
Find out more about The Big Celebration Lunch at bigcelebrationlunch.com