National Geographic Traveller Awards 2016
30 November 2016

National Geographic Traveller Awards 2016

The Dovetail Agency

The Dovetail Team were delighted to join National Geographic Traveller yesterday evening for their fantastic annual Reader Awards at Le Meridien Piccadilly. The event washosted by Kiran Jethwa, Kenya’s first celebrity chef who strives to bring tothe screen his unique ability to combine his natural culinary flare with hislove for adventure. He certainly didn’t fail to take guests on a culinaryadventure within the confines of the event room, as he sent out black pepper, shots, and lime wedges which when consumed in that order amazingly gives ataste of chocolate in the mouth.

Amongst theattendees were some of the travel industry’s top executives and senior figures, including representatives from British Airways, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Kuoni. Following a glamorous reception of champagne, canapés and mingling, guests were ushered into the main room where the winners were announced. Ahighlight of the evening was undeniably the inspirational speech delivered by travel legend, Michael Palin upon acceptance of the award for his outstanding contribution to travel. His grounded words left us with an underlying urge to promote travel and the wonders that it opens our eyes to and the importance of an acceptance and welcoming of all cultures and communities.

 

The DovetailAgency would like to congratulate all of the winners:

SHORT-HAULCITY - Barcelona

SHORT-HAUL COUNTRY- Italy

SHORT-HAUL AIRLINE- British Airways

LONG-HAUL CITY -New York

LONG-HAUL COUNTRY- USA

LONG-HAUL AIRLINE- British Airways

OVERSEAS HOTELGROUP - Hilton Hotels & Resorts

UK HOTEL GROUP -Premier Inn

OVERSEASATTRACTION - Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

 

UK ATTRACTION –Eden Project

NEW CULTURALEXPERIENCE - Lincoln Castle (renovation), UK

TOUR OPERATOR -Kuoni

FAMILY TRAVELCOMPANY - Thomas Cook

RAIL JOURNEY-Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

CRUISE LINE -P&O Cruises

TRAVEL BLOG -Budget Traveller

TRAVEL BOOK - TheRoad to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson

 

TV Programme -Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (BBC)

OUTSTANDINGCONTRIBUTION TO TRAVEL - Michael Palin

NEW GREENINITIATIVE - Wilderness Safaris – Rhino Conservation Project