PRLog - Oct. 13, 2011 - LYMINGTON, U.K. -- The winners of the Golden Backpack Awards UK have been announced during a spectacular gala evening event at Shaka Zulu in London last night. Voted by TNT readers via live and online campaigns, the UK’s inaugural awards ceremony recognised tour operators, airlines, accommodation and transport providers who have shown outstanding commitment to the adventure, backpacking and youth travel market.
A total of 19 prize categories were presented by Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall. Winners included Intrepid Travel as Favourite Worldwide Tour Operator, Sail Croatia as Favourite Activity/Sports Tour Operator, British Airways as Favourite Long Haul Airline and, one to watch in the future, Balkan Road Trip as Best Sector Newcomer.
Busabout, specialising in budget travel in Europe, scored a hat-trick of awards including Favourite Medium-Size Tour Operator, Favourite European Tour Operator and Best Tour Itinerary. Worldwide group travel organiser, Contiki, also went home with two prizes for Favourite Big Tour Operator and Greenest Travel Initiative.
Kevin Ellis, CEO of TNT Multimedia commented, “We’re thrilled to have launched the UK version of the successful Golden Backpack Awards from Australia. This is the only dedicated awards for our market, and who better to vote than the people who genuinely go on these holidays; our readers.”
“Congratulations to all winners and we can’t wait for next year’s event.”
For a full list of winners and finalists visit: http://www.tntmagazine.com/
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