For the first time, Advantage hosted a standalone event celebrating members and their success at ‘The Big Celebration Lunch’.

The event was held today, September 30, at The Grange, City of London where 17 awards were presented to members, and business partners.

The winners were chosen by a mixture of members, business partners and an independent panel.

Colin O’Neill, business development director for the group, commented: “We are delighted to celebrate and give our valued members the recognition they deserve. This prestigious event is about celebrating our collective success with our members and business partners, with a range of awards including ‘Best Agent’ in both leisure and business travel categories and an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.”

The full list of winners were:

Business Travel Partner of the Year (Non- Air) 2016 - Amadeus

Most supportive Business Travel Agent of the Year 2016 - Meon Valley Travel

Most Supportive Leisure Agent of the Year 2016 - Fred. Olsen Travel

Agent Friendly Leisure Partner of the Year 2016 - Classic Collection

Leisure Account Manager of the Year 2016 - Carla Hutchings, Travel 2 and Gold Medal

Leisure Sales Team of the Year 2016 - Jet 2 Holidays

Leisure Partner of the Year 2016 - Travel 2 and Gold Medal

Innovator of the Year 2016 - The Travel Concept

Business Travel Account Manager of the Year (Air) 2016 - Denise Bridgeman, Air Canada

Business Travel Account Manager of the Year (Non-Air) 2016 - Paul Clark, Avis

Business Travel Partner of the Year (Air) 2016 - Virgin Atlantic Airways

Overcoming Adversity Award - Cockermouth Travel

Staff Member of the Year Leisure 2016 - Nicole Leigh, TravelTime World

Staff Member of the Year Business 2016 - Victoria Cartwright, Omega World Travel

Business Travel Agent of the Year 2016 - Global Travel Management

Leisure Travel Agent of the Year 2016 - Baldwins Travel

Outstanding Achievement Award 2016 - Wendy Walker, Wotton Travel

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