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Our Awards

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British Travel Awards
Best Travel Company for City/Short Breaks – Silver Award &
Best Travel Company for Arts/Culture Holidays – Silver Award

Receiving two awards in the 2022 British Travel Awards, recognising both Kirker’s expertise in short break holidays and our programme of specialist Cultural Tours & Music Holidays, was a great privilege. The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer-voted travel awards in the UK, with more than 600,000 votes cast for 350 companies in the 2022 awards, which were presented on 29 November 2022.

TTG Winner Luxury Awards

TTG Luxury Travel Awards 2020 - Specialist Luxury Operator of the Year

Kirker was awarded Luxury Specialist Operator of the Year 2020 in the third annual TTG Luxury Awards at the Rosewood Hotel in London. TTG was established as Travel Trade Gazette in 1953, as the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper, and the awards recognise the top luxury travel businesses in the UK. This year saw entries from more than 250 companies including airlines, tour operators, travel agents, cruise lines and hotels, from which the 14 winners were chosen by industry experts. Editor of TTG Luxury April Hutchinson said: “Huge congratulations to Kirker Holidays which is clearly loved by the UK’s luxury travel agents and of course, continues to provide an exceptional experience and high levels of service to its customers”.


Wanderlust  Highly Commended Top Operator

Wanderlust Magazine, Readers Travel Awards
Highly Commended, Top Operator 2018

Kirker was named in the top ten out of more than 400 tour operators rated by readers of Wanderlust Magazine, for which we received a Highly Commended award at the Destinations Travel Show in February 2018. Readers gave Kirker an approval rating of more than 92% in the annual survey. Wanderlust is an award-winning travel magazine, which specialises in in-depth coverage of worldwide destinations with a particular focus on adventure travel and authentic, unique experiences.


Silver Travel Advisor Winner

Silver Travel Advisor
Classic FM 25th Anniversary Company Award Winner
2017 Best City Breaks Operator 2016

Online travel advice website Silver Travel Advisor voted Kirker their Best City Breaks Operator for 2016. In 2017 this was followed by the presentation of a special award in conjunction with Classic FM, which recognised their top travel company of the past 25 years.
Silver Travel Advisor is a reviews website and online community designed to appeal to mature travellers aged over 50. Their team of Travel Advisors include many retired travel professionals with a passion for travel.


Lion of St Mark Gold Award

Comune di Venezia
Lion of St. Mark Gold Award for Tourism 2016

Kirker has been sending discerning travellers to Venice since 1986, and we are passionate about the fascinating past, present condition and future preservation of one of the world’s most important cities and its wealth of artistic treasures. It was therefore a great honour when the City Council recognised Kirker’s contribution towards responsible tourism in the city, with a special Gold Award on the company’s 30th Anniversary, in November 2016 at Venice Town Hall.

Sunday Times Travel magazine

Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Winner ‘Best Value Travel Company’ 2016

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s annual Value for Money awards reward those destinations and travel companies who offer service and an experience which reflects exceptional value. In their own words, “not necessarily the cheapest… but always competitively-priced and great quality”.

Aito awards

AITO – Association of Independent Tour Operators
Outstanding Service Awards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

Kirker have been repeat winners of the award for Outstanding Service from AITO – an organisation comprised of expert specialist tour operators who subscribe to a Quality Charter reflecting the highest standards of customer service. For more information about AITO, visit their website www.aito.com.

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