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DFDS named 'UK Ferry Operator Of The Year'

DFDS was crowned the UK & Ireland’s “Ferry Operator of the Year” this week at the annual awards of industry bible, the Travel Trade Gazette.

The TTG Travel Awards saw entries from more than 130 travel companies in 19 categories, spanning airlines, UK airports, tour operators, car hire firms, tourist boards, cruise lines, ferry companies, technology businesses and PR firms.

A robust judging process in two stages first saw 2,000 travel agents rate their favourite suppliers in order to decide the shortlist. Shortlisted suppliers then completed a thorough submission document outlining their achievements and performance in the last 12 months, which was judged by a panel of industry experts and leading agents.

TTG’s group editor Pippa Jacks said: “The TTG Travel Awards have earned a reputation for being the toughest awards to win in travel, so any company who takes home a trophy this year can be sure they really are the best-in-class.

“This year’s winners are those companies that have done more to develop their product, more to grow their business, and more to support their travel agent partners than any others in their sector.

“Huge congratulations to DFDS, who impressed our judges with their stellar performance in the last 12 months.”

Colin Fawcus, National Sales Manager for DFDS said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been given this award, particularly given the vigorous judging process, and we would like to thank all of our travel trade partners and agents who voted for us.”

The TTG Travel Awards took place at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End on September 18, 2017, co-hosted by comedian Rob Brydon. The glittering awards ceremony, attended by 750 travel industry figures, comprised seven categories for travel agents, and 17 for suppliers. For a full list of winners and more information, see