THE inaugural Travel Daily Awards last month provided a moment of brightness amid the COVID-19 gloom, giving the industry the opportunity to showcase some of the extraordinary efforts being undertaken by travel agents and suppliers to support one another through this crazy year.
After a nomination process which saw more than 600 individuals and companies highlighted by their peers, voting and judging led to the selection of finalists and then winners. In a year where the normal calendar of industry events and awards had been completely disrupted, participants said it was a delight to be able to honour one another, with many people still working in the industry taking part alongside those stood down or looking for new roles.
Unfortunately a gala awards ceremony was out of the question given pandemic restrictions, but the TD and travelBulletin team made the best of it with a day-long series of Zoom calls with finalists to announce the winners, whose trophies were then dispatched across the country. We were delighted to see how the industry joined in the fun, and are very much looking forward to doing it again bigger, better and in-person in 2021!