Success tasted twice as sweet this month for Oasis Travel as we snapped up two major awards at the glittering London celebrations which marked the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards.
The high profile awards, known affectionately within the travel industry as the ‘Triple As’, are presented annually in recognition of outstanding performance and success. The ceremony, held this year at London’s Park Plaza, is traditionally the biggest celebration of the travel trade in the United Kingdom, attended by around 850 people … and this year the team from Oasis Travel took centre stage as the proudest of revellers!
The independent business, headed by Sandra Corkin, snapped up the Regional Award for Northern Ireland’s Best Small Agency for a record sixth year in succession and also earned the accolade of the UK’s Best High Street Small Agency.
Delighted with the victory, Sandra said, “We make it a principle of our business never to take success for granted so we were immensely proud and pleased to hear our company name announced as winner of the Northern Ireland Best Small Agency Award for the sixth year in a row. This latest endorsement was every bit as exciting and welcome as the very first time we carried off the trophy. When that was followed up by the announcement that we had won the overall UK award as this year’s Best High Street Small Agency we were completely bowled over!
“This is a tremendous pat on the back for each and every member of the Oasis Travel team at our Travel & Cruise Centres in Lisburn, Belfast (Howard Street. Upper Newtownards Road and Lisburn Road), Holywood and Bangor. I know how just much hard work and commitment they pour into their work and it is marvellous to see that passion rewarded with these latest additions to our trophy cabinets!
“These awards represent recognition from much-respected industry colleagues who fully understand the demands and pressures of the travel sector. Their good opinion is well worth having as a reassurance that we are performing well, and an inspiration to ‘up our game’ still further, benefiting current clients and, hopefully, attracting new ones.
“I have nothing but praise for the Oasis Travel staff whose commitment and travel expertise, coupled with exceptional customer care, have fuelled our growth to become Northern Ireland’s largest independent travel agency. We’re delighted to be a winner in the Agent Achievement Awards, but also and still more importantly, with our thousands of customers right around Northern Ireland.”
The Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards, described by Lucy Huxley, editor in chief, Travel Weekly as ‘the absolute pinnacle of excellence for the UK travel trade’ attract entries from some of the country’s top performing independent and multiple travel agents and the annual awards competition is recognised as the national flagship event of the sector.
Pictured enjoying the latest Oasis Travel success are celebrity host Stephen Mulhern; Nick Wilkinson from Norwegian Cruise Line; Angela Taylor and Jennifer Ford from Oasis Travel (Howard Street, Belfast) and Lucy Huxley from Travel Weekly.