LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - What was the best holiday you ever had? According to readers of The Times and The Sunday Times and its specialist sister, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, in the luxury stakes The Ultimate Travel Company is number one.
In its first ever Travel Awards survey Times readers were asked to vote for the travel companies and destinations that made their 'holidays epic.' Thanks to the thousands who cast their vote The Ultimate Travel Company is now ranked amongst the nation's 'tried and trusted holiday favourites', winning the Best for Luxury award outright.
Congratulating the winners, the Times travel editors said: 'These awards have established excellent standards in travel, rewarding good service and value for money'. But it's what their readers say that really counts and they cast their votes for a company whose 'First hand experience of every destination on offer, plus insider knowledge' earned them the prize for best tailor-made luxury holidays and escorted journeys worldwide.
Nick Van Gruisen, co-founder and managing director of The Ultimate Travel Company said: 'We're thrilled to be amongst the first to win an award that's voted for by the people that matter most, the people who choose to travel with us. And because we know them almost as well as we know the destinations we offer, they come back to us time and again.'
Van Gruisen recognises that luxury can mean very different things to his clients and knows that simply recommending a five star hotel is no longer enough to satisfy the demands of the discerning traveller. 'We're very aware that luxury for a working mother can be an Indian Ocean resort hotel with activities for the kids and spa treatments for her, and for others, that elusive Wi-Fi free spot in the African bush, is pure luxury.' Or he added 'Perhaps the ultimate luxury for culture lovers is joining one of our Escorted Journeys. An expert-led Art Fund tour or a guaranteed seat for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing Daniel Barenboim and Placido Domingo share the stage on a Royal Opera House Tour to Berlin'.
About The Ultimate Travel Company
The Ultimate Travel Company is a tailor-made tour operator, offering luxury holidays and every kind of travel experience imaginable - from tailor-made journeys and luxury beach holidays to escorted cultural tours and weekend breaks in Europe. It is owned and run by a small team of directors, led by Nick Van Gruisen, who have worked for most of their lives in travel and bring a wealth of experience to the specialist services that the company offers. For more information please visit www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk.