Published: November 24, 2019 | Updated: November 24, 2019

Travel agency wins three national awards after being named among the top five in the UK

(left to right) Becky Hellier, Senior Travel Consultant; Hannah Vincent, Managing Director, and Richard Lucas, Director.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

An independent Poole travel agency is celebrating a hat-trick of wins at a national awards ceremony.

Select World Travel, in Canford Cliffs, won three out of the 19 categories at the annual Lusso Travel Agent Awards.

They were:

  • Best Southern Home Counties Agent.
  • Biggest booking of the year, which ran into six figures.
  • Managing Director’s Award, for sales, innovation and support.

Nearly 150 people attended the black tie event at the Corinthia Hotel in London, including all six staff from the agency.

Hannah Vincent, Managing Director, said: “It was a fabulous evening and we were very pleased to have won the three awards.”

The Select World Travel team, including Kent Milne, Chairman, at the awards ceremony.

Gareth Hulmston, Sales Director of Lusso, a luxury travel company, said Select World Travel was among its top five agents out of more than 800 across the UK.

He added: “Kent [Milne, Chairman], Hannah and the team are fabulous to work with and their success is well deserved.

“We’ve enjoyed a close working relationship with Select World Travel for a number of years but this year has been particularly successful, reflected in the three awards they received on the night.”

Select World Travel was founded in 1987 with the six-strong team having a combined total of 150 years’ experience of the travel industry.

The company says it prides itself on “offering courteous, old-fashioned service backed up by state-of-the-art technology.”

It offers a range of travel services from extensive tailor-made round-the-world travel itineraries to package holidays, cruises, weekend breaks, hotel bookings and car rental.