From a longlist of hundreds and a shortlist of nine, Reef & Rainforest emerged the winners of the award for BEST FAMILY ECO HOLIDAY category at the Family Traveller Awards 2015.
Hosted by BAFTA award-winning radio presenter Katy Hill, the awards took place on 6 October 2015 at London’s highest viewing platform at the top of the tallest building in Western Europe, The View from The Shard.
The Awards are the first of their kind and were devised by Family Traveller magazine and familytraveller.com to recognise the best of the best in family travel.
The Awards revealed the results of the public and panel votes which saw over 26,000 recorded across 18 categories. The expert panel was made up of Family Traveller Columnists Simon Reeve and Mariella Frostrup, Family Traveller Editor Jane Anderson, The Times Travel Editor Jane Knight and Elle’s Travel and Lifestyle Director Sue Ward Davies.
Our director, Alan Godwin, attended the ceremony and commented:
“It’s great to be recognised in this way and at such an enjoyable occasion. This is the first award we’ve won in more than 25 years as a specialist tour operator, but then again, it’s the only one we’ve entered our name for, so that’s a 100% success rate. I hope very much that more families will now be aware of Reef & Rainforest and the wildlife holidays that are possible for them, even with young children, and how all family members can benefit from learning first-hand about our precious, beautiful and fragile natural world, both on dry land and underwater.”
Andrew Dent, Publisher of Family Traveller magazine, said:
“We are delighted with the travel industry’s response to our first ever Family Traveller Awards, and congratulate Reef & Rainforest on being named BEST FAMILY ECO HOLIDAY. Our awards represent the very best of the family travel industry, and Reef & Rainforest is a superb example of just what can be achieved, and is more than a worthy winner.”