Last night’s British Travel Awards saw a number of victories for North Cyprus specialist tour operators in the small and medium company categories, with Direct Traveller winning in two categories: The Best Holiday Company to East and South East Europe and the Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company; and The Discovery Collection winning Best Special Interest Holiday Company for the third year running. Cyprus Paradise and Anatolian Sky Holidays were also finalists, and were placed as runners-up in the Best Holiday Company to East and South East Europe and Best Special Interest Holiday Company respectively. Mercury Direct, which also offers holidays to North Cyprus, was a runner-up in the Best Weddings & Honeymoons, Best Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula, and Best Holiday Company to the Indian Ocean categories.
Kadir Doruhan of the North Cyprus Tourism Centre said "These awards simply confirm what we already knew, which is that the holidays operated by our specialist tour operators are of a very high standard. It is fantastic to see that these companies, who operate holidays to North Cyprus, are appreciated by the British public, who have voted for them in these awards".
The organisers of the British Travel Awards said that it had been another record- breaking year with more than one and a quarter million votes cast.