For the second year running Brittany Ferries Holidays has been named Best Tour Operator to France at the British Travel Awards.
The accolade was announced at an awards dinner held at Battersea Evolution in London, hosted by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and attended by more than a thousand travel industry people.
Brittany Ferries Holidays offers a wide choice of ferry-inclusive breaks to France with a range of accommodation covering everything from chalet camping and country cottages to family-run hotels and grand chateaux. All holidays begin and end with a convenient, comfortable ferry crossing on Brittany Ferries' routes from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to Brittany and Normandy, or to Bilbao and Santander in northern Spain - ideal for reaching southwest France.
"We're thrilled to win Best Tour Operator to France particularly because it's the British public who cast the votes, and also because competition in the sector is so strong", said Christiane Barker, Brittany Ferries' General Manager, Holidays.
"Our holidays combine two very simple ingredients that our clients truly appreciate: well-located, high quality accommodation; along with the most convenient, relaxing and hassle-free way to get there - a cruise, which is very much part of the holiday."
"Winning the award two years running is truly gratifying and a testament to the continued hard work of our team to meet and I hope exceed our customers' high expectations."
British Travel Awards' chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: "The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK, created to reward travel companies, with the winning accolade being the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer. This year the competition was fierce and Brittany Ferries Holidays is to be congratulated on their achievement."
Companies were nominated by travel industry professionals before being voted for by the British public, including readers of News International publications, listeners of LBC and readers of the British Travel Awards magazine Check-In. In 2011 over 700,000 votes were cast with the results scrutinized and audited by Deloitte LLP.
Released 9 November 2011