Family Traveller magazine and familytraveller.com, the UK’s first and only media business dedicated to family holidays, has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Family Traveller Awards 2015, in association with Family and Friends Railcard.
After calling on the travel industry for nominations, the expert judging panel has drawn up the shortlist across 18 categories. This shortlist is now open for reader and public votes on the dedicated awards website at www.familiytravellerawards.com.
Visitors to the site can vote for their favourite brand in each category, and those with the most votes will be announced as winners at a special awards ceremony to be held in central London in September. And, each voter will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an all-inclusive, luxury family holiday to a Club Med Sun Long Haul resort, choosing from a selection of destinations, for two adults and two children below the age of 18*.
The 18 award categories are:
Best UK accommodation for families
Best short-haul accommodation for families
Best long-haul accommodation for families
Best destination – domestic
Best destination – short haul
Best destination – long haul
Best city break – Europe
Best city break – outside Europe
Best family tour operator
Best family ski operator
Best family eco holiday
Best family educational holiday
Best UK day out for families
Best family festival
Best family airline
Best family cruise line
Best family ferry operator
Awesome for Families Award (the best of the rest – any product relating to family travel)
Andrew Dent, Publisher of Family Traveller magazine, said: “We are delighted with the travel industry’s response to our first ever Family Traveller Awards. Over 2200 family travel companies and brands were nominated in June and the panel had a very tough decision in creating the shortlist. Now it’s in the hands of our readers and the public, and we suggest all shortlisted companies spread the word over social media to ensure they have the best chance of winning. We are excited to see which way the results will swing and are looking forward to announcing the winners at our awards ceremony in September.”
Votes can be cast at www.familytravellerawards.com and promoted via social media using the dedicated awards hashtag #FTAwards2015.
*Full competition terms and conditions can be found at http://www.familytravellerawards.com/win-a-club-med-trip/