Family run Beverley Holidays in Paignton, South Devon, is cracking open the champagne after scooping Bronze at last night’s prestigious 2017 British Travel Awards ceremony in Battersea Park, London.
The Beverley Team were humbled to be flying the flag for family run businesses as it went head to head with national holiday park chains, scooping Bronze for ‘Best UK Family Holiday/Holiday Park Operator’.
Known as the ‘holiday Oscars’, success in the British Travel Awards is dictated entirely by consumer votes in what is the largest and most influential poll of consumer opinion among travel and tourism providers.
Contenders for the British Travel Awards, which last year attracted an astounding 1.3 million votes from the public, were whittled down to a mere handful of the UK’s top tourism businesses.
Director and third generation Beverley Holidays owner, Nicola Furneaux, said: “We are incredibly proud to have won Bronze in last night’s awards. Knowing that this prestigious award has been voted for by our guests makes it especially touching and a huge thank you to everyone who helped us walk the red carpet.
“Next year sees our holiday park celebrate its diamond anniversary as we move into our 60th year of welcoming guests to the English Riviera, and this award is confirmation that our commitment to providing the best possible holiday experience is as strong now as it was 6 decades ago.”
The Beverley Holidays’ Team collected their British Travel Award at a glittering winter wonderland-inspired gala night held in the stunning setting of Battersea Park in London last night.
Attended by the crème de la crème of the tourism industry, the gala guest list consisted of holiday giants including British Airways, First Choice and Hilton Hotels & Resorts, to name just a few.
British Travel Awards’ Chief Executive, Lorraine Barnes Burton, said: “The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer voted awards programme in the world and this year 722,473 votes were cast by the travelling public to determine the winners and to win is truly an accolade and a badge of excellence.”
Set in the heart of the English Riviera, Beverley Holidays in Devon is a family run group of holiday parks offering boutique holiday caravans, luxury lodges, camping and touring, coupled with a wealth of facilities.