Travel firm scoops a plethora of gongs

Staff from Harborough’s All Leisure Group travel firm were celebrating last week after winning a raft of awards for its brands
Travelsphere, Just You and Voyages of Discovery.

Escorted tour specialist Travelsphere won an impressive six awards and nine silver awards at the UK’s British Travel Awards.

The awards are the country’s largest publicly voted travel awards and are described as the UK travel industry’s Oscars with more than 1.25 million votes cast to nominate the winners.

The glittering event in London last Wednesday saw Travelsphere given the accolade Performance of the Night as it scooped a slew of titles for medium-sized holiday companies recognising its holiday itineraries and destination expertise.

It scooped Best Holiday Company to Central and South America, to southern Asia, to central and northern Europe, to east and central Asia, to east and south-eastern Europe and best holiday company to western Europe. Travelsphere also won silver awards for best rail holiday company, best escorted tour operator, and destination holidays to Hellenic Europe, Australasia, USA, Canada, Middle East, South East Asia and the Iberian Peninsula.

Just You, which specialises in holidays for single people and is also part of Harborough-based All Leisure Group, won a silver award in Best Singles Holiday Company category.

And Voyages of Discovery, another All Leisure Group brand based at its Rockingham Road headquarters in Harborough, won silver for Best Specialist & Small Ships Cruise Line.

Colin Wilson, group sales director of All Leisure Group, said: “This year we’ve focused on creating unusual, interesting and memorable experiences across our portfolio of tours and cruises and we’re absolutely delighted to see that work recognised by our customers and industry experts.

“We’d like to thank every customer who voted for us and to let them know our work doesn’t stop here.

“Our brilliant product teams in Market Harborough are continuing to develop incredible holidays that are building our business and growing our customer base.”

Voyages of Discovery has also recently been selected as the cruise line offering the best itineraries for 2015 by the influential Cruise Critic reviews website.