Manchester-based OTA On The Beach the big winner event on Monday Continue reading
Travolution Awards 2018: On The Beach tops the bill
Scroll down for list of winners
Manchester-based OTA On The Beach was the big winner at last night’s Travolution awards picking up three gongs before its founder was given the night’s biggest individual honour.
The firm, which moved in to new headquarters in central Manchester on the morning of last night’s awards, scooped two judge-voted Travolution awards; for Best Travel Agent Website and Best Use of Data.
It also took one of the new consumer voted awards sponsored by icelolly.com for Most User-Friendly App.
And founder and chief executive Simon Cooper rounded off a victorious night by accepting the Travolution Achievement Award, given to an individual considered to have had a major impact on the online travel sector.
Cooper founded On The Beach in 2004 having started in travel by establishing ski specialist On The Piste which he later sold to Thomson.
He has led On The Beach through two rounds of private equity investment and eventually to floating on the London Stock Exchange and into the FTSE 250 this year.
The OTA now employs 350 people in its digital team and aims to grow that to 500 with its new offices. The firm is aiming for further growth in coming years with £1 billion turnover in its sights.
Other multiple award winner included metasearch giant KAYAK which took home the Best Metasearch and Best for Flying awards, Travel Republic for Best Technological Innovation with Bd4travel and Best for Holidays, and icelolly.com which won the Rising Brand and Best Use of Social Media awards.
The annual awards took place at The Troxy in east London with over 400 guests in attendance.
Best Digital User Experience
Best for Corporates
Best for Cruising
Best for Experiences
Attraction Tickets Direct
Best for Flying
Best for Holidays
Best for Staying
Best Launch Campaign of the Year
Four Communications for CostEureka!
Best Meta Search Website
Best On the Road
Best Technological Innovation
bd4travel & Travel Republic
Best Technology Product
Best Technology Provider
Best Trade Supplier
Expedia Partner Solutions
Best Travel Agent Website
On the Beach
Best Travel Blog
Blue Bay Travel
Best Travel Deals Publisher
Best Use of Content
Best Use of Data
On the Beach
Best Use of Mobile
Best Use of Social Media
Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year
Oban International – Big Bus Tours
Technology Team of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Milan Straub, TravelSupermarket
Start up of the Year
Rising Brand of the Year
Travolution Outstanding Achievement Award
Simon Cooper, On the Beach
Travolution Brand of the Year
Most User-Friendly Travel App
On The Beach
Winning At Social
Royal Caribbean International
Most Inspirational Use Of Photography
First Class For Online Customer Service
Bosses Of The Booking Process