Now in its fifth year, the Family Traveller Awards recognises the industry’s most innovative brands and products within the family travel space. The awards return this year with a fresh format and a headline sponsor, Ayla, the newest and most exciting destination in Jordan.
The 2019 awards are evolving and instead of focusing on traditional categories such as best destination and best kids club, Family Traveller is asking the industry and its readers to nominate initiatives which go above and beyond for families. This could be an exciting kids’ sports academy at a resort, an incredible family suite on a cruise ship, a new style of ski school or a hotel that encourages children to look after the environment. It doesn’t matter how big or small the initiative or organization, how luxury or affordable, how exotic or local, the key criteria is the ability to delight, entertain and inspire families on holidays or days out.
For the first time ever, children will be invited to join the judging panel since they are at the very heart of family travel and experiences.
Jane Anderson, editor, Family Traveller said, ‘Family travel is my passion on both a personal and profession level, and I know this is a sector that is becoming more creative by the day. I’m looking forward to seeing all the coolest, most thoughtful innovations out there being nominated this year.’
Eng. Sahl Dudin, managing director, Ayla said, ‘We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2019 Family Traveller Excellence Awards. Family is at the heart of everything we do at Ayla and we feel Family Traveller has the same ethos and focus we do when it comes to family holidays and experiences.’
Family Traveller is inviting nominations from all aspects of the travel industry including airlines, cruise lines, ferry companies, tour operators, hotels and resorts, villas, museums, rental companies, festivals, kids’ clubs, theme parks, campsites, eco initiatives, adventure companies and activity centres.
The nomination should have been created in the last five years. From the nominations, Family Traveller’s esteemed judging panel will create a shortlist, which will go to a public vote and further panel votes to find the Top 50 Family Traveller Excellence Awards.