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Silver Travel Awards reveals finalists in each category

27th May 2015

Back in March, we encouraged you to vote in the Silver Travel Awards, and now your votes have been counted and the finalists have been announced. Entrants for each category have now been narrowed down to five thanks to your help, and the winners will be announced in June at the Age UK Vitality Ball in London. The event will be hosted by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond as part of a champagne reception at the National History Museum.

All finalists can be viewed here, in categories such as Best UK Tour Operator, Best Coach Operator and Best Airline to name just a few. All those chosen were considered by you to be providing the best service, value and facilities for older travellers, including those with disabilities or mobility difficulties such as stairlift users.

Highlighting the best in mature travel

The finalists in Best Cruise Line were found to be Cunard, P&O Cruises, Fred Olsen, Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises, and although Saga were not present in this category, the company features as a finalist in the Best Limited Mobility and Best Tour Operator groupings. Other leading names to get mentions include Shearings, National Express, Premier Inn, Hilton, Cottages4You and Centre Parks.

The Best Overseas Destination category will see Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Italy and the USA compete for the title, showing that older people are still enjoying travelling further afield, even in later life. At home in the UK, towns given recognition were Bath, York, Bournemouth, London and Edinburgh.

As well as these, attractions that were deemed to have gone the extra mile were the London Eye, Alton Towers, Legoland, Beamish Museum and the Tower of London. Those presented with awards in June will be given the Silver Travel Awards stamp of approval, which will help to signify the best in mature travel to future customers.

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