Cardiff Airport up for Top Industry Award

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Cardiff Airport has been nominated for one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards. The airport has been shortlisted for the Airport of the Year prize in the TTG Travel Awards, run by the industry’s leading trade newspaper, Travel Trade Gazette.

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The TTG Travel Awards are regarded as a universal benchmark of quality within the travel industry. We’re tremendously proud to have been shortlisted alongside such other strong entrants.

Cardiff Airport has been nominated for one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards.

The airport has been shortlisted for the Airport of the Year prize in the TTG Travel Awards, run by the industry’s leading trade newspaper, Travel Trade Gazette.

Cassie Houghton, Cardiff Airport’s marketing and PR manager said: “The TTG Travel Awards are regarded as a universal benchmark of quality within the travel industry. We’re tremendously proud to have been shortlisted alongside such other strong entrants.”

Daniel Pearce, editor of TTG, added: “Faced with ash cloud, airline strikes and global recession, the UK’s best travel companies have really proven their worth, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the strength of this year’s entries. Our unique combination of voting by travel agents and judging by industry experts makes a TTG Award the real hallmark of excellence within travel. We congratulate all those who’ve made it onto our hotly-contested shortlist.”

Judges for the awards include experts from leading travel companies and trade bodies such as Thomas Cook, Sandals and the Institute of Travel and Tourism, as well as leading figures from the worlds of commerce and retail.

This year’s winners will be announced at a spectacular ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on September 23.

TTG Notes to Editors

TTG is the leading publication for the UK travel industry, with news and features read by frontline high street travel agents through to chief executives of FTSE-100 travel companies.

Cardiff Airport Notes to Editors

Passenger traffic at Cardiff Airport reached over 1.6 million in 2009 and the airport directly supports over 1,000 jobs in South Wales.

Cardiff Airport is part of TBI, which owns, operates or provides services at eight airports in four countries.

TBI is a company owned by abertis, (90%) the European leader in infrastructure management, present in 18 countries and three continents, and AENA (10%) the Spanish airports operator. Its activities, including those of TBI, extend to 30 airports in nine countries.

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