Our Travel Awards
We're incredibly proud of the awards we've won over the years, from British Travel Awards, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian & Observer newspapers among others.
We work hard to provide our customers with exceptional service every step of the way, but it's always a pleasure to know that what we do is appreciated, both by our guests and within the travel industry.
A very big thank you to everyone who has voted for and supported us in the past.
British Travel Awards 2016
The British Travel Awards are the largest and most influential poll of consumer opinion within the UK’s leisure travel and tourism industry. The 2016 results were based on an incredible 1,332,516 votes and opinions cast between 4 July and 30 September.
Silver – Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe
Silver – Best Holiday Company to The Iberian Peninsula
Silver – Best Holiday Company to East & Southeast Europe
Silver Travel Advisor's Exceptional Achievement Award 2016
Winner – Graham Simpson
In June 2016, our founder Graham Simpson won Silver Travel Advisor's Exceptional Achievement Award. It's a fantastic industry accolade from one of Britain's largest travel portals and acknowledges the passion and dedication that he's been putting into serving ‘silver travellers’ since he and his wife, Yianna, set up Simply Travel almost 40 years ago.
British Travel Awards 2015
Winner – Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe
Winner – Best Holiday Company to The Iberian Peninsula
Silver – Best Villa/Self-catering Holiday Booking Company
The Sunday Times’ Value for Money Awards 2016
Holding our own against companies that operate on a global scale is no mean feat and yet that’s exactly what we did in May 2016 when we won a Silver award in the Best-value Travel Company category. It recognised our commitment to remaining "competitively priced and great quality" and credited us for our exclusive portfolio that features properties you just won’t find cheaper anywhere else.
One of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain
We always aim to set an example in the travel industry, but it's an honour to find out that we’re setting an example for the nation too! In February 2016, we were listed in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which ranked us alongside the country’s most successful and entrepreneurial businesses. It’s a testament to the fact that our long-term commitment to customer service is still making waves in the 21st-century.
Writing in the publication, The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP said:
“UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well-paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth.”
For more details, visit www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire-britain.
British Travel Awards 2014
Silver - Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe
Silver - Best Holiday Company to The Iberian Peninsula
Silver - Best Villa/Self Catering Holiday Booking Company
Condé Nast Traveller – The Readers’ Travel Awards 2012
We are pleased to have been included in The World’s Top 100 list published by Condé Nast Traveller, which pays tribute to top travel companies, destinations, spas, hotels and airlines – worldwide!
The magazine’s readers also voted us third in the Favourite Villa Company category in their Readers’ Travel Awards and highest for Value for Money.
The Guardian & Observer Travel Awards 2012
Winner - Best Online Booking Service
The Guardian & Observer Travel Awards are often considered to be the Oscars of the travel industry, so we were thrilled to be in the top spot for the Best Online Booking Service category and achieved second place in the Best Small Tour Operator category.
For our online booking service, the organisers commented: “Simpsontravel.com takes the top spot, the achievement all the more impressive considering the company did not appear at all in the 2011 rankings. Its site is a simple, classy showcase for the gorgeous villas, apartments and hotels on its books. Useful sections on summer offers, autumn availability, family summer sun and more make the search as simple as possible for readers, while the Simpson Secrets tab reveals exactly the sort of off-the-beaten track properties packed with character that Guardian and Observer readers love.”
See full details about the winners The Guardian & Observer Travel Awards 2012.
British Travel Awards 2012
Winner - Best Small Regional Luxury Tour Operator
Winner - Best Small Family Holiday Company
With a record-breaking 100,000+ UK households who cast 1,088,339 votes and insights into their holiday plans for 2013, we were delighted therefore to receive these two awards.