Monthly Archives: October 2016

Family Traveller
Oct
14

Family Traveller Awards

RGM attended the annual Family Traveller Awards on October 4th, rubbing shoulders with the seekers and searchers of the industry. The ceremony took place near the iconic Sloane Square at The White Company’s gorgeous flagship store.

With an overwhelming 18,000 votes, the Family Traveller Awards is a true indicator of the leaders in its field. Congratulating the best of family travel, the Awards are the only event of its kind with 25 categories ranging from Best Family Cruise Line to Best Family Travel Blogger and all in between.

The winners were chosen by a panel of connoisseurs in family travel including editor of Family Traveller, Jane Anderson, broadcaster and writer Mariella Frostrup, BBC’s go-to travel documentary maker Simon Reeve; travel editor of The Times Jane Knight, and travel & lifestyle director of Elle, Sue Ward Davies.

Dr Ranj Singh, John Giddings (Isle of White Festival), Jane Anderson (Family Traveller)From left: Dr Ranj Singh, John Giddings (Isle of White Festival), Jane Anderson (Family Traveller)

Presenting the awards was This Morning resident doctor, CBeebies presenter and Traveller columnist, Dr Ranji alongside him stood the brains behind the brand, Andrew Dent, the founder of Family Traveller. Who congratulated all winners and runners-up of the awards, explaining “Since launching the awards in 2015, we have increased the number of nominations, votes and categories to recognise all of the main sectors within the family travel market.  With over 18,000 votes, we are proud to have identified the true leaders in family travel.”

The event was spectacular, with such an amazing turn out, here at Winning Moments we cannot wait for the next ceremony!

Check out below to see if your favourite company picked up a prize.

Best Family Cruise Line
Winner: Disney Cruise Line
Runner up: Celebrity Cruises

Best Family Ferry Operator
Winner: DFDS
Runner up: P&O Ferries

Best Family Airline
Winner: Norwegian
Runner up: Virgin Atlantic

Best Family Travel Accessory
Winner: Bundlebean
Runner up: Trunki/Jurni

Best Kids Fashion for Holidays
Winner: AlexandAlexa
Runner up: H&M

Best Family Festival
Winner: Isle of Wight Festival
Runner up: The Big Little Tent Festival

Best Family Theme Park
Winner: Efteling
Runner up: Diggerland

Best Conservation Charity for Families
Winner: National Trust
Runner up: RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Dr Ranj Singh, Katie Ellison (Mummy and Daddy and Me Makes Three), Jane Anderson (Editor at Family Traveller)From left: Dr Ranj Singh, Katie Ellison (Mummy Daddy Me), Jane Anderson (Editor at Family Traveller)

Best Family Travel Blogger
Winner: Mummy Daddy Me
Runner up: Parent Shaped

Best UK Accommodation (independent)
Winner: Cary Arms
Runner up: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Best UK Accommodation (group)
Winner: YHA
Runner up: Coastal Retreats

Best Overseas Accommodation for Families
Winner: Domes of Elounda
Runner up: Lux* Resorts & Hotels

Best Self-catering Accommodation for Families
Winner: HomeAway
Runner up: Sawday’s Canopy & Stars

Best Kids Club
Winner: Explorers Kids Club, PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives
Runner up: Sani Resort kids clubs

Best Adventure Holiday for Families
Winner: The Family Adventure Company
Runner up: Sunsail

Best Eco/Sustainable Holidays for Families
Winner: Forest Holidays
Runner up: Wilderness Safaris

Best Multi-Generational Family Holiday
Winner: Oliver’s Travels
Runner up: Center Parcs

Best Family Ski Operator
Winner: Esprit
Runner up: Ski Famille

Best All-Inclusive for Families
Winner: Ikos Resorts
Runner up: Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Dr Ranj Singh, Graham Horner (Scott Dunn), Jane Anderson (Family Traveller)From left: Dr Ranj Singh, Graham Horner (Scott Dunn), Jane Anderson (Editor at Family Traveller)

Best Luxury Tour Operator for Families

Winner: Scott Dunn
Runner up: Sovereign Luxury Holidays

Best UK Day Out for Families
Winner: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Runner up: Seaton Jurassic

Best UK Region for Families
Winner: Northumberland
Runner up: Isles of Scilly

Best UK City Break for Families
Winner: London
Runner up: Bristol

Best European City Break for Families
Winner: Barcelona
Runner up: Amsterdam

Best Overseas Destination for Families
Winner: California
Runner up:  St Lucia

Winners of the Family Traveller Awards 2017

Congratulations to everyone who not only won a Family Traveller Award but to those who came runners up and of course every company or brand that was acknowledged too, by the experts in the industry.


Devon 2016 Finalists group photo
Oct
10

RGM are Finalists for Venus Awards 2016

We’re delighted to announce that we are through to the finals in two categories – Digital Media and Online Business of the Year and Employee of the Year! Congratulations to Kirsty for making it through to the finals as Employee of the Year and fingers crossed for the finals on the 18th November!

Now in its fourth year in Devon, the Venus Awards have proved to be ever popular with the business women of the region, with over 1,612 nominations and 375 applications received in one or more of the 14 categories. Launched at Plymouth Science Park in May this year, participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage by either sponsor judging or public voting. Sponsors and candidates have attended a variety of events over the intervening months to reach this point.

Dubbed the “Working Women’s Oscars” by Channel 4, the Awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the regional and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

Charity sponsor for the Devon Venus Awards 2016 is Jeremiah’s Journey whose work in Plymouth and the surrounding area is focused on children and young people and their families who are experiencing grief due to death or terminal illness.

The Venus journey will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 18th November 2016.

We will keep you posted on how RGM gets on!