Over-50s vote for the first Silver Travel Awards – Shortlist Announced

If you’re a regular visitor to the Quingo Scooter Users Area you will no doubt be aware of the inaugural Silver Travel Awards taking place on June 4th.  With the voting now closed, the shortlist has been unveiled that will honour some of the most popular suppliers and destinations in the over-50s market.

Silver Travel Awards ceremony just around the corner

Earlier this year, the Quingo team announced that we would be sponsoring the Best limited Mobility/Accessible Travel Provider category at the ceremony.

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There are 13 categories all together and the event will be presented by the former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond at London’s Natural History Museum.

The shortlists for all the awards were announced, with the Quingo sponsored Best Limited Mobility/Accessible travel provider shortlist as follows: MSC Cruises, Saga, P&O Cruises, Cunard and Warner Leisure Hotels.

An extra accolade at the Silver Travel Awards

There will also be an additional award for Exceptional Achievement in the over-50s sector which will be decided by a panel of travel industry judges.

The candidates for the Exceptional Achievement Awards are:

  • Paul Bennett – Managing Director and founder of Grand UK Holidays
  • Alex Roberts – Marketing Director of Great Rail Journeys
  • Andy Cochrane – Founder and Managing Director of Noble Caledonia
  • Paddy Brice – Managing Director of Richmond Villages & Richmond Retreats

What can we expect? What are the other categories?

Debbie Marshall, Silver Travel Advisor’s Managing Director, said: “The awards have been voted by the over-50s and for the over 50s. They are a tribute to the companies, individuals and destinations who have recognised the needs and wishes of the older traveller.”

Other categories taking part in the Silver Travel Awards include:

  • Best UK Town
  • Best Hotel Group
  • Best B&B
  • Best UK Attraction
  • Best Coach Operator
  • Best Self Catering
  • Best Car Rental
  • Best Rail Holiday Provider
  • Best Airline
  • Best Overseas Destination
  • Best Cruise Line
  • Best Tour Operator
  • Best Limited Mobility Provider

To find out who the nominees are for each of these categories, you can visit the Silver Travel Awards website. The Quingo team are very much looking forward to telling you all about the event next week.

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