Travel companies will be able to put themselves forward across the various awards categories between 1st December 2021 and 28 February 2022. This will allow companies to look back at the holidays and travel experiences they have been able to provide for their customers from 17 May 2021 and right through until well into the ski and winter sun holiday period of 2021/22.
Consumer voting will take place between 5th March and 15th May 2022. All being well and overseas holidays are allowed from 17th May this will give almost a year of holiday experiences to be voted on. As always voters will be asked to consider the levels of customer service they have received from the travel industry, whether that is at the time of booking, re-booking, information updates, in-resort, post-booking customer service – in fact everything across all aspects of their holiday experiences.
Consumer voting will again be promoted in conjunction with consumer media partner Reach PLC across their national, regional and digital platforms.
The British Travel Awards Gala Event to announce the 21 / 22 winners will take place early summer of 2022.
British Travel Awards CEO Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “It’s time to look to the future of travel with positivity and I think the revised BTA timeline is very sensible. I personally am very excited about holding a summer event, it will bring a very different dynamic and we have some brilliant ideas already to ensure the evening will be action packed with entertainment, fun and the face-to-face networking we have all missed. In the meantime, good luck to our travel industry colleagues in the months ahead, we hope business gets back to normal for you very soon.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. The British Travel Awards are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike with categories spanning all types of holiday experience - transport, destination, cruise, customer service, holiday extras, and accommodation. The British Travel Awards symbol is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business.
The British Travel Awards are funded by the registration fees and patronage of sponsors who have identified the ROI from increased brand visibility and sales opportunities as the consumer and trade audience grows exponentially year-on-year.