DORKING, England, December 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Kuoni is proud to have been voted number one in the 'Luxury Tour Operator' category at the Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers' Awards 2011, held at the beautifully restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.
This is the first year that the Sunday Times Travel Magazine has held a ceremony to celebrate with the winners of these prestigious awards, as voted for by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine readers. The ceremony was hosted by the editor, Ed Grenby, and attended by industry leaders from the airlines, hotels and destinations.
Naomi Wilkinson, Head of Marketing, Kuoni UK said: "I would like to say a big thank-you to the readers who voted for us. At Kuoni, we pride ourselves on our breadth and depth of product in the luxury arena, as well as our renowned customer service and tailor-making capabilities, so to win the 'Luxury Tour Operator' Award makes us very proud."
Other winners in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers' Awards included: Hotel Arts Barcelona (European City Hotel), The Peninsula Hong Kong (Worldwide City Hotel), Rome (European City Break), Southern Spain (European Beach Destination), Maldives (Worldwide Beach Destination), New York (Worldwide City break), Australia (Worldwide Adventure Destination), British Airways (Short-haul Airline) and Virgin Atlantic (Long-haul Airline), all of whom Kuoni are delighted to be working with.
In previous years, Kuoni has picked up the following Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers' Awards: Favourite Family Tour Operator (2010); Favourite Tour Operator for family holidays (2009); Best Longhaul Tour Operator (2008) and Best Travel Company (2006/2005/2004).
Kuoni was established in 1906 in Switzerland by Alfred Kuoni, a visionary adventurer and explorer of his time who opened some of Europe's first travel agencies. It has branch operations in over 40 countries. For 105 years Kuoni has been creating holidays with a spirit of adventure and has been recognised consistently, winning coveted awards such as The World's Leading Tour Operator for 11 years in a row at the World Travel Awards, Best Large Tour Operator at the 2011 Daily Telegraph Ultratravel 100 Awards for five consecutive years and scored most highly in the Which? top 20 travel company survey 2011. Kuoni has also been voted Britain's Best Long-haul Tour Operator by travel agents for the past 29 years. Kuoni offers travel and packages to a variety of worldwide destinations including Thailand holidays, Maldives holidays, Mauritius holidays, Sri Lanka holidays and USA holidays.
For customers who like to book a holiday face-to-face with their own personal consultant, they are invited to pop into one of Kuoni's exclusive travel stores across the UK. Kuoni stores can be found in; High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Cheapside in London, Blue Water, Bristol, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Dorking, Guildford, Kingston, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield and Solihull. Coming soon: Canterbury, Chichester, Westfield Stratford City and Winchester.
Kuoni is ABTA and ATOL protected.
Kuoni Travel Ltd