Self-nominated Categories

Please note if you would like to add supporting documents to your entry, please do so using the file upload function during the nomination process. 

Individual Agent Awards

Honouring those individuals who have particularly excelled in the past year, these awards are open for agents and agencies to nominate colleagues and staff who they feel are worthy of recognition not just for their professional performance, but for their wider efforts to support partners, their teams, customers and communities.

The deadline for nominations and entries is Wednesday, May 1 and shortlisted candidates in the Young Leisure Agent, Leisure Agent and Leisure Manager of the Year categories will be invited to a virtual interview with a judging panel in the week commencing June 3.

Agency Support Team Member of the Year

Honouring agency staff operating in non-front line or support roles for agencies in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home. A shortlist will be drawn up and assessed by a judging panel (based on nominations only, no interviews).

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Please supply an initial nomination of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your nominated candidate should be considered for the award. Please include reference to role within the business and performance over the past 12 months, focusing on their support for colleagues and any relevant activity with partners, customers and the community.

Leisure Agent of the Year

Open to agents operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home.

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Please supply an initial nomination of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your nominated agent should be considered for the award. Please include reference to role within the business and performance over the past 12 months, including professional performance and attitude, support of partners (eg training and engagement), support for colleagues and engagement with customers and the community.

Leisure Manager of the Year

Open to agents operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home, and managing staff within their business.

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Please supply an initial nomination of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your nominated manager should be considered for the award. Please include reference to role within the business and performance over the past 12 months, focusing on their leadership and support for team members, mentoring and training, innovation and any relevant activity with partners, customers and the community.

Young Leisure Agent of the Year

Open to agents 20 years of age and under on the entry deadline date (May 1), operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home.

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Please supply an initial nomination of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your nominated young agent should be considered for the award. Please include reference to role within the business and performance over the past 12 months, including professional performance and attitude, support of partners (eg training and engagement), support for colleagues and engagement with customers and the community.

Business Excellence Awards

All self-nominated and nominated categories will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with finalists in the One to Watch category invited to a virtual interview with the panel. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 1 and judging will take place in the week commencing June 3.

One to Watch Award

Open to any agent or agency operating on the high street, call centre, online or from home, which has been operating as a standalone business for less than 24 months on the deadline date of May 1.

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Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your company should be considered for the award. Please include reference to the structure of the agency, business plan, sales performance (% and actuals), marketing and promotion, customer service, new-business acquisition, innovation and future targets. Details of high performance and examples of excellence are required for consideration for the shortlist. Shortlisted entrants will be required to attend a virtual panel interview week commencing June 3.

Sustainability Champion of the Year - Large

Open to travel agencies operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home. The cut-off point for small agency is fewer than 50 sales staff. Any agency with more than 50 sales staff will be included in the large agency category. 


This award is designed to recognise agencies which have committed to and made progress in the area of sustainability in the past year.

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Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your agency should be considered for the shortlist specifically based on progress made in the 12 months to April 30, 2024. Please include reference to your agency’s commitment to sustainable practices within the business environment, commitment to expanding knowledge of responsible tourism products and opportunities, development of relationships with suppliers offering sustainable products and proof of business impact/deliverables in the area of sustainable travel. Details of development and progress are required for consideration for the shortlist.

Sustainability Champion of the Year - Small

Open to travel agencies operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home. The cut-off point for small agency is fewer than 50 sales staff. Any agency with more than 50 sales staff will be included in the large agency category. 


This award is designed to recognise agencies which have committed to and made progress in the area of sustainability in the past year.

Proudly presented by:

Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your agency should be considered for the shortlist specifically based on progress made in the 12 months to April 30, 2024. Please include reference to your agency’s commitment to sustainable practices within the business environment, commitment to expanding knowledge of responsible tourism products and opportunities, development of relationships with suppliers offering sustainable products and proof of business impact/deliverables in the area of sustainable travel. Details of development and progress are required for consideration for the shortlist.

People Awards

All self-nominated and nominated categories will be judged by a panel of independent judges. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 1 and judging will take place in the week commencing June 3. Shortlisted candidates in the Best Agency to Work For categories will be invited to a virtual interview with a judging panel.

Best Agency to Work For - Large

Open to travel agencies operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home. The cut-off point for small agency is fewer than 50 sales staff. Any agency with more than 50 sales staff will be included in the large agency category.

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Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your agency should be considered for the shortlist – based on the 12 months to April 30, 2024. Please include reference to your agency’s commitment to and strategic approach to staff wellbeing and development, the rationale for your strategy, details of training and development opportunities, the impact of your strategy on staff progression and retention, the impact of your strategy on business performance and the impact on the wider workforce and community. Details of performance and examples of excellence in the past 12 months are required for consideration for the shortlist. Shortlisted entrants will be required to attend a virtual panel interview week commencing June 3.

Best Agency to Work For - Small

Open to travel agencies operating in any sales channel, including high street, call centre, online and from home. The cut-off point for small agency is fewer than 50 sales staff. Any agency with more than 50 sales staff will be included in the large agency category.

Proudly presented by:

Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why your agency should be considered for the shortlist – based on the 12 months to April 30, 2024. Please include reference to your agency’s commitment to and strategic approach to staff wellbeing and development, the rationale for your strategy, details of training and development opportunities, the impact of your strategy on staff progression and retention, the impact of your strategy on business performance and the impact on the wider workforce and community. Details of performance and examples of excellence in the past 12 months are required for consideration for the shortlist. Shortlisted entrants will be required to attend a virtual panel interview week commencing June 3.

Mental Health Matters Award

Nominated by the named individual or the nominee’s agency. Open to any agent or agency staff member operating on the high street, call centre, online or from home.

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Please supply an initial entry of no more than 500 words (plus attachments if relevant), explaining why you or your nominee should win the award. Shortlisted candidates will be able to demonstrate they have taken an active role in encouraging positive mental health for colleagues and even customers. Successful nominations will need to demonstrate tangible evidence of efforts to support wellbeing over the past 12 months.

Special Awards

The following award categories are not open to entries and winners will be announced at the ceremony. The following award categories are not open to entries and winners will be announced at the ceremony. If you would like to put forward a worthy candidate for consideration for the Outstanding Contribution award, please email robin.searle@travelweekly.co.uk.

ATAS Ambassador Award

This award is panel-selected

Winner to be announced at the ceremony

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CLIA Cruise Master Award

This award is self-nominated (via CLIA)

Winner to be announced at the ceremony

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This category is now closed

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

This award is panel-selected

Winner to be announced at the ceremony

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Tipto Independent Agency of the Year Award

This award is panel-selected

Winner to be announced at the ceremony

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This category is now closed