Barrhead Travel, Scotland’s largest independent travel group, scooped the title of Scotland’s best high street retailer for the 12th consecutive year at the Agent Achievement Awards in London last night. The company also walked away with the UK Cruise Agent of the Year for the second time and claimed the award for best UK Online Agent.
Chief executive of Barrhead Travel, Sharon Munro, said: “It is a fantastic honour to win these awards. The quality of entrants is incredibly high so to be considered the best in three separate categories is a real achievement. We have a great team at Barrhead Travel who all deserve credit for the high standards they set and for the brilliant job they do on a daily basis. As a company, we believe in following our instincts, rather than following the crowd, and it's a philosophy that has stood us in good stead over the years. The recognition we have received for our use of digital media, in addition to our consistently high standards in high street retail, illustrates that as a company Barrhead Travel continues to be at the cutting edge of the market.”
Held at London’s Lancaster Hotel, the Agent Achievement Awards is the UK’s leading travel agent awards programme, now celebrating its 16th year, created to recognise and honour excellence and achievement in retail and online travel agents throughout the UK.
Other companies nominated at the event included Thomas Cook, Travel Republic, Flight Centre and The Co-operative Travel. Barrhead Travel was honoured in the top three categories of the night following a vote by a panel of judges representing major travel suppliers from across the UK.