Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.com have been named in the British Travel Awards 2010 as the winners of the Bronze Awards for Best Trade Booking Website (Flights) and Best Tour Operator to the Iberian Peninsula & Canary Islands respectively.
The announcement was made on 4 November at a Gala Awards Dinner held at Battersea Evolution in London, attended by more than a thousand travel industry people. The awards were filmed by ITN with LBC radio broadcasting live from the entertainment packed event.
Phil Ward, passenger sales director for Jet2.com, said,"We are delighted to be recognised in this way. We work closely with all of our trade partners and develop our technology with their valuable feedback. Thank you to those who voted for Jet2.com."
Steve Heapy, managing director of Jet2holidays, said, "Spanish destinations are the most popular with British holidaymakers so this award is a real achievement. Customers can book last minute holidays or can book for next summer or even Winter 2011/2012 all at great value prices. People like the quality of the product and service and it is this feedback that manifested as votes from travel agents for this prestigious accolade."
British Travel Awards' chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: "The British Travel Awards are widely considered to be the "Oscars" of the travel industry! It's the largest awards programme in the UK, created to reward travel companies with the winning accolade being the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer. This year, more than any, the competition was fierce and Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are to be congratulated on their achievement."
Companies were nominated by travel industry professionals before being voted for by the British public. In 2009 over 100,000 votes were cast with the results scrutinized and audited by Deloitte LLP.