The 2020 Travel Daily Awards took place on Wednesday 30th September, in a day of virtual ceremonies awarding winners across 19 categories.
The awards this year aimed to highlight the extraordinary efforts of the travel industry through the COVID-19 pandemic, going above and beyond to support their clients and one another.
After more than 600 nominations were received in the initial stages of the awards, the supplier categories were decided by voting, while the agent categories were judged by an eminent panel including former AFTA Chairman Mike Thompson, Anne Rogers of Wingsaway Travel and the Travel Daily team.
“After what we’ve all been going through we wanted to provide an opportunity to recognise what a special community the Australian travel industry is,” said Travel Daily and Cruise Weekly owner Jenny Piper.
“While we have today announced the winners, we believe that all of our nominees and finalists deserve to win. Congratulations to everyone who took part this year, and thank you all for your support,” she said.
The full list of winners is below:
Most Supportive Airline: Qatar Airways
Most Supportive Ocean Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Most Supportive Expedition Cruise Line: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Most Supportive River Cruise Line: APT Travel Group
Most Supportive Ground Transport Supplier: DriveAway
Most Supportive Tour Operator/Wholesaler: Globus Family of Brands
Most Supportive Hotel Group/Accommodation Supplier: Expedia TAAP
Most Supportive Technology Supplier: Sabre
Most Supportive Industry Support Service: Air Tickets
Most Supportive Industry Sales Executive: Linda Costantini, Emirates
Most Supportive Travel Consultant NSW: Maria Tadros Anissa, Tadros Travel
Most Supportive Travel Consultant Vic: Kathy Pavlidis, Travel Associates Kew
Most Supportive Travel Consultant Qld: Cathy Donaghy, Helloworld Travel Strathpine
Most Supportive Travel Consultant WA: Barry Downs, Bicton Travel, Christine Ross-Davies, Attadale Travel and Jo-Anne Francis, Global Travel Solutions
Most Supportive Travel Consultant SA: Jan Smith, Enhance Travel and Brianna Schwarz, Helloworld Norwood
Most Supportive Travel Consultant Tas: Robyn Sinfield, Home Travel Company
Most Supportive Travel Consultant ACT: Maria Slater, Maria Slater Travel
Most Supportive Leisure Travel Agency: Bicton Travel WA
Most Supportive Corporate Travel Agency: FCM Travel Solutions
Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to being able to celebrate in person in 2021!