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2015 Winners

A dazzling success

The cream of the crop in the family travel industry were out in force last night for the inaugural Family Traveller Awards.

The event took place at The View from the Shard – a spectacular venue on the 69th and 72nd floors of Europe’s tallest building. The Family Traveller team were thrilled to host over 200 guests from all corners of the family travel industry – from campsites in Cornwall to luxury Caribbean hotels and everything in between.

The winners were chosen by a panel of experts in family travel: Family Traveller Editor, Jane Anderson, special columnists Mariella Frostrup and Simon Reeve, Jane Knight, Travel Editor of The Times and Sue Ward-Davies, Travel and Lifestyle Editor of Elle magazine. The other very important judge was YOU –  26,000 of you to be precise! Our valued readers voted in their thousands for these awards, which just goes to show how important family travel is.

Presenting the awards was Heart FM DJ and much-loved former Blue Peter presenter, Katy Hill. Katy is also a lifestyle blogger and a busy travelling mum, so she knows better than most what makes a family holiday work and her passion for family travel shone through as she announced the winners.

See pictures from the night here

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The winners of each category are listed below. Did your favourite pick up a prize? Share your thoughts on Twitter @familytraveller using #FTAwards15

Congratulations again to everyone who took home one of our fabulous trophies!

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Family Traveller Awards winners

The full list of Family Traveller Awards winners is published below. Did your favourite make the cut?

Awesome For Families Award

Winner: Trunki

Highly Commended: i-escape for kids

Best City Break For Families (Outside of Europe)

Winner: New York City

Best Destination For Families – Domestic

Winner: Isles of Scilly

Highly Commended: Isle of Wight

Best Destination For Families – Long-Haul

Winner: Mauritius

Highly Commended: Mexico

Best Destination For Families – Short-Haul

Winner: Ibiza

Highly Commended: The Algarve

Best European City Break For Families

Winner: Rome

Best Family Airline

Winner: Virgin Atlantic

Best Family Cruise Line

Winner: P&O Cruises

Highly Commended: Royal Caribbean International

Best Family Eco Holiday

Winner: Reef and Rainforest Tours

Highly Commended: Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands

Best Family Educational Holiday

Winner: Wilderness Safaris

Highly Commended: Hands Up Holidays

Best Family Ferry Operator

Winner: Brittany Ferries

Highly Commended: Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries

Best Family Festival

Winner: Camp Bestival

Best Family Ski Operator

Winner: Peak Retreats

Highly Commended: Mark Warner

Best Family Tour Operator

Winner: Family Adventure Company

Highly Commended: Abercrombie & Kent

Best Long-Haul Accommodation For Families

Winner: Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Highly Commended: Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

Best Short-Haul Accommodation For Families

Winner: Martinhal, Algarve

Highly Commended: Sani Resort, Greece

Best UK Accommodation For Families

Winner: Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall

Highly Commended: Center Parcs

Best UK Day Out For Families

Winner: Warwick Castle

Highly Commended: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter


Well done to everyone who walked away with a Family Traveller Awards trophy. If you have won an award, or were highly-commended in your category, and would like a copy of the Awards logo to let your fans know about your success, please contact the editorial team.

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