ALPHAROOMS.COM NAMED IN THREE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS
The Sheffield based travel company, alpharooms.com, has been shortlisted for three categories in this year’s British Travel Awards (BTAs).
This is the third consecutive year alpharooms.com has been shortlisted for Best online hotel booking company and the second consecutive year for Best flights booking company. This is the first year the company has been shortlisted for Best travel agency website.
Alpharooms.com was established in Sheffield, by Jason Fry. The company has continued to grow and currently has over 100 employees and last year’s turnover was in excess of £110 million.
Jamie Shuker, Managing Director at alpharooms.com said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these categories again. We work hard to provide the best service and selection for our customers and I hope they will support us by voting for us over the next month.”
BTA’s chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “alpharooms.com is to be congratulated on reaching the finals of the prestigious British Travel Awards, the largest consumer voted awards programme in the UK. The BTAs are designed to reward the best companies in travel, and the winning accolade is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer.”
All companies entered for an Award were put before a core selection of industry professionals, drawn from the BTA Academy, a panel of respected individuals in business from both in and outside the travel industry, who whittled the nominations down to the list of final nominees in each of the seventy-five categories. The next stage sees the shortlisted companies put before the public vote with voting promoted through BTA media partners which include The Times, Sunday Times, The Sun, Sunday Sun and the Global Radio stations, including LBC and Classic FM. Shortlisted companies are also encouraged to lobby their happy customers for votes!
The winners will be the companies with the most votes – in 2011 over 700,000 votes were cast with the voting process and results scrutinized and audited by independent auditors Deloitte LLP. The winners of the 2012 British Travel Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 1 November at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.
For further British Travel Awards media information contact: Jane Richards on: 07711 101493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. Recognised by consumers and travel professionals throughout the UK, The British Travel Awards are widely referred to as the “Oscars” of the travel industry and are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike. With categories spanning all types of holiday experience – transport, destination, cruise, customer service, holiday extras, and accommodation – The British Travel Awards is quite simply the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business. The 2012 British Travel Awards will take place at a Gala Dinner, Thursday 1st November at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.
Sheffield local, Jason Fry, started the company 13 years ago and currently has over 100 employees and continue to grow with the competitive travel industry.
What we do
Our holiday site offers customers the choice of over 200,000 hotel and apartments worldwide, flights, holidays and a whole host of holiday extras. To give alpharooms.com customers peace of mind we have a UK – based call centre which is open 7 days a week and we are registered with ATOL and ABTA. Our international sister site, Vacenza.com, has recently launched and is already making steady in-roads into demanding global markets.