Those who contribute to the growing success of the river cruise industry were recently recognised at an awards ceremony at the seventh annual CLIA River Cruise Conference in Amsterdam.
With an 11% increase in British holidaymakers choosing to take a river cruise, the sector is at an all-time high.
The awards, now in their second year, were presented at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, attended by senior cruise industry figures and agents.
This year saw the addition of two extra categories: River Cruise Ambassador of the year (Agent) and Special Recognition Award.
Andy Harmer, SVP membership & director, CLIA UK & Ireland said:
“It is tremendously important to recognise the individuals and businesses that make a huge contribution to the success of the cruise sector and we are thrilled to be able to highlight these achievements at this year’s River Cruise Excellence Awards.”
The 10 winners are:
Best River Cruise Newcomer
The Vacation Company
Best Marketing Promotion of River Cruise – Online
Best Marketing Promotion of River Cruise – Homeworker
Best Marketing Promotion of River Cruise – Retail
Miles Morgan Travel
Best Overall Performance – North
Blue Water Holidays
Best Overall Performance – South
River Cruise Ambassador of the Year (Agency)
River Cruise Agent of the Year
Gill Williams (RiverCruising.co.uk)
River Cruise Ambassador of the Year (Agent)
Special Recognition Award
Jill Johnson, cruise.co.uk