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October
2016
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WINNERS OF FAMILY TRAVELLER AWARDS REVEALED

The winners of the Family Traveller Awards were revealed on October 4th at a ceremony taking place at The White Company’s flagship store, located on Symons Street, London.

Acknowledging and congratulating the best in family travel, the Family Traveller Awards is the only event of its kind with 25 categories ranging from Best Long Haul Accommodation to Best Kids’ Club and everything in between.

Receiving overwhelming support from the public and the industry with over 1,600 initial nominations, the shortlist was painstakingly whittled down by the Family Traveller team to 309 nominees before going to public vote and finally to an expert panel of judges including editor of Family Traveller, Jane Anderson, broadcaster and writer Mariella Frostrup, BBC's go-to travel documentary maker Simon Reeve; travel editor of The Times Jane Knight, and travel & lifestyle director of Elle, Sue Ward Davies.

With an overwhelming 18,000 votes, the Family Traveller Awards is a true indicator of the leaders in family travel.

A full list of the winners and runners-up is detailed below:

Best Family Cruise Line Winner: Disney Cruise Line, Runner up: Celebrity Cruises

Best Family Ferry Operator Winner: DFDS, Runner up: P&O Ferries 

Best Family Airline Winner: Norwegian, Runner up: Virgin Atlantic 

Best Family Travel Accessory Winner: Bundlebean, Runner up: Trunki/Jurni 

Best Kids Fashion for Holidays Winner: AlexandAlexa, Runner up: H&M

Best Family Festival Winner: Isle of Wight Festival, Runner up: The Big Little Tent Festival

Best Family Theme Park Winner: Efteling, Runner up: Diggerland 

Best Conservation Charity for Families Winner: National Trust, Runner up: RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds 

Best Family Travel Blogger Winner: Mummy Daddy Me, Runner up: Parent Shaped

Best UK Accommodation (independent) Winner: Cary Arms, Runner up: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Best UK Accommodation (group) Winner: YHA, Runner up: Coastal Retreats

Best Overseas Accommodation for Families Winner: Domes of Elounda, Runner up: Lux* Resorts & Hotels 

Best Self-catering Accommodation for Families Winner: HomeAway, Runner up: Sawday’s Canopy & Stars 

Best Kids Club Winner: Explorer Kids Club, PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives, Runner up: Sani Resort kids clubs

Best Adventure Holiday for Families Winner: The Family Adventure Company, Runner up: Sunsail

Best Eco/Sustainable Holidays for Families Winner: Forest Holidays, Runner up: Wilderness Safaris

Best Multi-Generational Family Holiday Winner: Oliver’s Travels, Runner up: Center Parcs

Best Family Ski Operator Winner: Esprit, Runner up: Ski Famille 

Best All-Inclusive for Families Winner: Ikos Resorts, Runner up: Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels 

Best Luxury Tour Operator for Families Winner: Scott Dunn, Runner up: Sovereign Luxury Holidays 

Best UK Day Out for Families Winner: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Runner up: Seaton Jurassic 

Best UK Region for Families Winner: Northumberland, Runner up: Isles of Scilly 

Best UK City Break for Families Winner: London, Runner up: Bristol 

Best European City Break for Families Winner: Barcelona, Runner up: Amsterdam 

Best Overseas Destination for Families Winner: California, Runner up: St Lucia

Andrew Dent, CEO and Publisher of Family Traveller Magazine says, “I would like to congratulate all of the winners and the runners-up of the Family Traveller Awards. Since launching the awards in 2015, we have increased the number of nominations, votes and categories to recognise all of the main sectors within the family travel market. With over 18,000 votes, we are proud to have identified the true leaders in family travel.”

Please use the following link for images of the event: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6wxo92f1roeuibl/AADeINPgLetYqdfMym4U54AWa?dl=0

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Editorial enquiriesFor further editorial enquiries, please contact Jules Ugo or Kate McWilliams at Lotus (jules@wearelotus.co.uk / kate@wearelotus.co.uk / 0207 953 7470) or the Family Traveller Magazine editor Jane Anderson (jane@familytraveller.com / 020 7812 6369).