Austravel Named Best Australasia Specialist for a Second Year Running at the Prestigious 2013 British Travel Awards

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Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, has been announced as the winner of the Best Australasia Specialist at last Thursday night’s awards ceremony.

Austravel, the leading specialist in holidays to Australia and New Zealand, has been announced as the winner of the Best Holiday Company to Australasia at the prestigious 2013 British Travel Awards.

Austravel came away with the award for the second year running at last Thursday’s (31 October) glamorous Halloween Night Gala Award’s dinner which was held at Battersea Evolution in London. The event is the largest judge of the industry’s performance and customer satisfaction and was attended by close to a thousand travel industry professionals. Celebrity host Alistair McGowan was on hand to announce the winners of these prestigious awards.

With more than one million votes and opinions cast this year, Austravel was honoured to scoop the award for the second year in a row. Karen Joyce, General Manager for Austravel, spoke after the event and said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received the award for ‘Best Holiday Company to Australasia’ for the second year running, and the fact it comes from direct consumer voting is fantastic. It’s a credit to our team who work so hard to showcase our trips and give holidaymakers their dream holidays down under.

“With more than 35 years experience in holidays to Australasia, we are continuing to innovate and evolve. Since winning last year’s award we have launched our new-look website and Facebook page enabling our customers to fully interact and engage with us through a diverse range of channels.”

Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, has proved its expertise and extensive knowledge of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific is second to none. Lorraine Barnes Burton, British Travel Award’ chief executive commented: “The travelling public regard the British Travel Awards winner logo as the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really are the best travel companies and Austravel is to be congratulated on its achievement in an awards programme which garners the opinions of the nation – these finalists and winners really are the best in travel.”

Austravel offers a comprehensive collection of holidays with great value trips of a lifetime. Customers can take advantage of current offers to Australia for the ultimate trip down under. Enjoy an eight day Sydney and Reef twin centre holiday from Austravel and save £375 per couple. Starting in the iconic city of Sydney, take in its famous monuments including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Then travel up the coast to Cairns and visit the renowned Daintree National Park and the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Starting from £995, this Australia holiday includes four nights at the three star Cambridge Hotel in Sydney, three nights at the four star Novotel Oasis in Cairns and return flights with British Airways. Based on selected travel in April and May 2014.

Alternatively, enjoy a 10 day Melbourne and Victoria twin centre holiday from just £895 per person. Explore one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne, and enjoy parklands, delicious eateries, sporting culture and the laid-back attitude of the locals. After your explorations of Melbourne, head along the Great Ocean Road and enjoy the freedom of your Apollo Motorhome. This Melbourne and Beyond holiday includes nine nights’ Apollo Motorhome, return flights with Royal Brunei and a saving of £290 per couple. Based on selected travel March 2014. Price subject to availability and correct at time of print.

Austravel will also launch its new 2014 brochure later this month, offering a diverse and comprehensive collection of holidays throughout Australasia and the South Pacific

For more information on Austravel, visit or call 0800 988 4834.

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