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The telegraph travel awards 2003

The market research company NOP World surveyed some 26,000 readers from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, asking them to record their “holiday highs and lows” of the previous two years.

We have set out a summary of the results below (with last years results in brackets)

Favourite Holiday Destination
1. Italy (1)
2. New Zealand (5)
3. Australia (-)
4. Greek Islands (2)
5. Portugal (-)

Least favourite Holiday Destination
1. Ibiza (5)
2. Malta (2)
3. Belgium (4)
4. Canaries (3)
5. Tunisia (-)

Favourite Cities (foreign)
1. Barcelona (4)
2. Paris (1)
3. Venice (-)
4. Sydney (2)
5. Rome (5)

Favourite Cities (british)
1. London (1)
2. Bath (5)
3. Edinburgh (4)
4. York (3)
5. Cambridge (-)

Best low cost airlines
1. Bmi Baby (2)
2. Virgin Express (4)
3. Easyjet (3)

Best charter airlines
1. Britannia (1)
2. Monarch (3)
3. Air 2000 (2)

Best scheduled airlines
1. Emirates (2)
2. Singapore (1)
3. Air New Zealand (4)
4. British Airways (5)
5. Virgin Atlantic (3)

Best travel company
1. Trailfinders (1)
2. Travelbag (-)
3. Bridge the World (-)

Best tour operator
1. Tapestry
2. Saga
3. Cox & Kings
4. Simply Travel
5. Titan Travel

Most disappointing tour operator
1. Ledger
2. Airtours / Mytravel
3. Cosmos
4. Shearings
5. JMC

Best ski operator
1. Mark Warner (4)
2. Swiss Travel Service (2)
3. Crystal Holidays (-)
4. Neilson (5)
5. Thomson (-)

Best ski resort
1. Whistler (2)
2. Courchevel (3)
3. Val d'Isere

Favourite car hire company
1. Avis (2)
2. Hertz (3)
3. Alamo (1)
4. Europcar (-)
5. Holiday Autos (-)

Best ferry operator
1. DFDS
2. Birttany Ferries
3. P&O European Ferries
4. Fjord Line
5. P&O Stena

Best cruise operator
1. Silversea (-)
2. Norwegian Costal Voyage (1)
3. Swan Hellenic (-)
4. Holland America Line (5)
5. Celebrity Cruises (-)

Most disappointing cruise operator
1. Costa Cruises (4)
2. Norwegian Cruise Line (-)
3. Airtours / Mytravel (2)
4. Mediterranean Shipping Cruises (-)
5. Thomson Cruises (-)


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