The travel service website Holiday Extras have been running an award ceremony for the last three years that allows their customers and the users of the website to vote in their thousands for the companies involved in the travel industry, this allows them to let others know who they would vote for as their top company for all sorts of different travel services.
This year’s awards were held in London at the Institute for ontemporary Arts and the evening was led by the well-known radio presenter and travel writer Simon Cadler –who brought a sense of occasion to a very glamorous evening!
66,000 votes were cast for this year’s Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2011 showing that the public appreciated the chance to help others to cut through the daunting maze of online travel companies, hotels, airlines and airport car parks to get together a short list of the best ones to help those who are looking to book their next holiday do so more quickly and efficiently.
Here are the top picks as voted for by the customers of Holiday Extras for 2011:
- Best Airline: Emirates
- Best Airline Cabin Crew: Emirates
- Best Airline for
Value for Money : easyJet
- Best Airport: Belfast International
- Best Airport Car Park:
Edinburgh Park and Fly
- Best Airport Hotel: Gatwick Sofitel
- Best Airport Hotel
Restaurant: Manchester Premier Inn
- Best Airport Lounge: Edinburgh Servisair
Airport Hotel for families: Manchester Premier Inn
- Best Airline for Travelling with Babies:
- Best Airline for Travellers with a Disability: Virgin Atlantic
Inspirational Travel Film: Shirley Valentine
- Best Travel Guide Publisher: Lonely Planet
Allowing the winners to be picked by their customers meant that holiday extras team were able to harness the power of their customers to get a real idea of who are the top performers in terms of customer service and value for money. There was no industry bias here meaning that the awards can be trusted to be a good barometer of who is performing best during 2011.
Now in their third year, the awards are really starting to gather momentum. Triple the amount of people voted this year with 66,000 people having their say compared with the 24,000 that were
involved last year.