The UK & Ireland's Number One River Cruise Agency

The UK & Ireland's Number One River Cruise Agency  |  TTG Top 50 Winner

"BLACKPOOL TRAVEL AGENT CLAIMS THREE WINS AT INDUSTRY AWARDS"
"A Lancashire travel agency took home three awards at a ceremony to celebrate the best travel retailers in the British Isles."

TTG Phil

We are so proud to have won three places in TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2022: a power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible, Travel Trade Gazette.

RiverCruising.co.uk was named the UK & Ireland’s Top River Cruise Agency, in addition to our Travel Village store in Blackpool being named one of the top stores in the North West region!

Our C.E.O, Phil Nuttall, has won the special Contribution to Travel Award! This award recognises an individual for a stand-out contribution to the retail sector in UK & Irish travel markets, particularly over the last year when we have been challenged in so many ways. It recognises his championing of the travel sector at the height of the pandemic, his focus on mental health in the workplace, and our business success. 

We couldn't think of anyone more deserving than our C.E.O and we're so proud!

TTG Phil

TTG group editor Pippa Jacks said: “Now in its seventh year, our TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies initiative sees us tour the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find those travel agents who have worked smartest, provided the best customer service, and done most to contribute to a fairer travel industry, in the last 12 months.” 

“Travel agents have come through the most challenging two years in the industry’s history, but by offering expert advice and support to customers throughout the pandemic, our Top 50 winners have won new clients and are looking ahead to a bright future.” 
 
Of RiverCruising.co.uk’s win, judges said: “We were impressed to hear how this agency had avoided furloughing any of its staff, instead keeping the whole team on to ensure a high level of service for all rebookings and refunds. The team’s reputation has spread so far that the agency has been able to win new clients as far afield as Mexico and Australia – helping steer the company to its busiest-ever month in January this year.”

Of Phil Nuttall’s win, judges said: “Phil was a worthy recipient of this award due to his fearless approach to raising travel agency issues locally and nationally during the pandemic, as well as for the ongoing resilience and positive contribution of his business. By talking openly about the importance of mental health Phil and his senior team have not only created a supportive and inclusive workplace, but also done much to support others in the sector more widely." 

The TTG Top 50 ceremony took place at The Vox in Birmingham on Thursday 24 March, with almost 450 of the UK and Ireland’s top travel agents and supplier-partners in attendance, with entertainment from Brit Award-winning singer Will Young. 

We couldn't be more grateful for our amazing team & our wonderful clients - THANK YOU!