Special Awards

Innovation in Travel Award


Advantage Travel Partnership 




Les Villages NatureĀ® Paris

Malvern Group

This award is presented to a company that has launched an innovation or development - not necessarily technology-related - that has had a clear impact in the market, helping the company solve a problem, stand out from competitors or meet the needs of its target customers. 

Open to any travel business operating in, or from the UK - either self nomination or via nomination by a business partner or associate -  entries will be considered by a panel of industry leaders. 

The Penny Akam Unsung Hero Award

This very special award was introduced in 2010 to commemorate the life of Penny Akam who organised the Globe Travel Awards for so many years and who lost her battle with cancer in 2008.   

Penny was passionate about our Industry and worked tirelessly with great dedication to make the Globe Travel Awards the event it is today.   

The Penny Akam Unsung Hero Award, recognising unsung heroes in the travel industry, is presented to an individual who characterises the special qualities that Penny embodied. 

If you know of a travel agent or supplier who you feel fits the bill of unsung hero - someone for whom nothing is ever too much trouble and for whom going the extra mile is an everyday occurrence then please submit an entry.

Entries to be received no later than Wednesday 28th November 2018.  To download an entry form, please click here