(14 October 2020) Irish Ferries has once again been voted ‘Best Ferry or Fixed Link Operator’ at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2020.
Despite the challenges, this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony went ahead with a special online broadcast to recognise the top attractions, tour operators and experiences as voted for by group travel organisers.
The 2020 ceremony was full of surprises including tricks by magician and TV presenter Ben Hanlin, best known for his award-winning ITV2 series Tricked as well as finishing as a semi-finalist in this year’s Dancing on Ice.
Ben said: “We’ve had 116 finalists and 20 winners, congratulations to everyone. It was an absolute pleasure to host the awards and it’s great that the GLT team has been able to make it happen.”
Marie McCarthy, Irish Ferries’ dedicated Coach and Groups Manager, is well-known across the travel industry and on accepting the award said, “everyone at Irish Ferries is so thrilled with our ‘Best Ferry Operator’ award. We pride ourselves on the quality of our fleet and constantly measure the high levels of service offered by all staff – both in our offices and on board our ships – and we are so grateful to have this recognised by all the Group Leisure readers who voted for us. Many, many thanks from all of us to all of you.”
The ferry company’s Groups department provides support to hundreds of group organisers every year, both during and after the planning process for trips to Ireland.
“Irish Ferries’ popularity with group operators is based on our reliability and value, as well as the first-class facilities offered to coach drivers, the support given to elderly and less mobile passengers and of course, extra services such as real-time sailing updates via our mobile-friendly website and ship-wide Wi-Fi.”
For more information about the awards, and to watch on-demand replays of the ceremony, which includes a subtitle option, go to www.groupleisureandtravel.com/awards