We wouldn’t usually encourage two-timing but in this case, we’re actually pretty proud of it – with Excite Holidays winning Travel Weekly’s Wholesaler Of The Year Award for the second year in a row!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our exciting evening at The Travel Awards…

On Friday 29 November, our Executive Director George Papaioannou donned his Sunday Best and made his way to The Venue in Alexandria to join his peers and celebrate the individuals and organisations who had made a memorable contribution to the travel industry over the last 12 months.

After walking the blue-green carpet (teal is the new red!), quaffing a glass of Champagne on arrival and finding a seat among 600+ other travel experts, guests were treated to a three-course meal and an evening of entertainment provided by hosts Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor, (The Chaser’s).

And while they certainly brought some first-class fun to the formalities it didn’t take long for the real stars to steal the show – with a total of 37 trophies handed out to the industry’s movers, shakers and rule-breakers – including most excitingly (excuse the pun) Excite Holidays!

With more than 400 entries received, it truly was an honour for Excite Holidays to claim the award for Wholesaler of the Year, and an apt acknowledgement of our growing commercial success both nationally and around the globe.

“At Excite Holidays, we continue to bring in the brightest minds in technology, sales, customer service and product and are extremely proud of all the achievements that have seen us win the Wholesaler Of The Year award, for the second year in a row,” said George.

And with plans for next year including overhauling the shopping and booking experience on our platform, new strategic partnerships to benefit our agents, and new product launches designed to deliver Excite Holidays closer to being a full-service provider for travel agents, all we can say is bring on Travel Awards 2020!