DORKING, England, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Kuoni, leading travel specialist, has won the prestigious ULTRA (Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award) for Best Large Luxury Tour Operator at the Daily Telegraph's Ultratravel Awards for the fifth consecutive year, as voted by the readers of the Daily Telegraph's Ultratravel magazine.
The awards, hosted by Telegraph Travel Editor Graham Boynton, were held on Monday 16th May at London's Savoy Hotel and were supported by a host of 'Help for Heroes' celebrities, which included venerated heroes such as the oldest living spitfire pilot and the widow of an incredible bomb disposal expert who saved many, many lives.
Commenting on the win, Kuoni UK MD, Joanna Edmunds said; "I thoroughly enjoyed the Ultratravel Awards ceremony which was very moving and very humbling. Whilst our work may not be in quite the same league I am incredibly proud that we have been voted Number One once again by the Telegraph's readers. It is a real testament to all of our staff's hard work, care and attention."
Each year the Ultra's raise money for a specific charity and this year the awards will be helping to support the 'Help for Heroes' charity with its efforts to provide grants that aim to provide practical direct support for wounded UK military servicemen and women. At the recent event at the Savoy in London, guests were fortunate to meet some of these heroes and hear their stories.
Kuoni Travel LTD is ABTA and ATOL protected, giving customers financial protection and ensuring they won't be stranded abroad. Customers are safe in the knowledge that while they are abroad, Kuoni have professional ground agents and English speaking guides to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.
Founded by Alfred Kuoni in 1906, Kuoni Travel has grown into not only the largest travel company in Switzerland, but also one of the leading travel organisations in the world. Kuoni offers luxury holidays in a number of beautiful locations, with a host of holidays in Maldives ( http://www.kuoni.co.uk/en/holiday/indian-ocean/maldives/pages/default.aspx), holidays in Thailand ( http://www.kuoni.co.uk/en/holiday/asia/thailand/pages/default.aspx), Mauritius holidays ( http://www.kuoni.co.uk/en/holiday/indian-ocean/mauritius/pages/default.aspx) and St Lucia holidays ( http://www.kuoni.co.uk/en/holiday/caribbean/st-lucia/pages/default.aspx), as well as a host of memorable experiences such as brewing coffee at ancient Brazilian fazendas, tracking chimpanzees in the wilds of Tanzania and salsa dancing in Havana. The company's Authentic Experiences enable travellers to do as the locals do or learn from experts in their field.
For further media information, please contact: Anne-Marie Hansen Kuoni Travel Ltd Kuoni House Deepdene Avenue Dorking Surrey RH5 4AZ +44(0)1306-744-173 http://www.kuoni.co.uk
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