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Bourne Travel Agent named best newcomer in the country

Bourne Travel Agent named best newcomer in the country

Local travel agent who opened his store in the middle of a global pandemic gets one of the biggest awards of the year at key industry event

At one of Travel’s biggest industry events of the year last night, Bourne travel professional Shaun Taylor was named Best New Travel Agent of 2022.

The Travel Industry Awards 2022 by TTG, in association with JetBlue, took place on Thursday September 29 at Magazine London, beside the iconic O2 arena, and was co-hosted by actor and comedian Richard Ayoade.

Shaun was awarded with one of the evening’s most coveted awards at the glittering awards ceremony, known as the “Oscars of travel”, which was attended by close to 1,000 travel industry figures.

A panel of judges said:

“Shaun’s commitment to growing his product knowledge as well as some great examples of thoughtful customer service really helped him to stand out. Treating every customer ‘like a VIP’, Shaun has had one client book five holidays with him since last September. With a range of community-led and sustainability-focused initiatives in the works, we look forward to seeing what Shaun does next.”

TTG Media group editor Pippa Jacks said:

“The Travel Industry Awards by TTG – now in its second year – celebrate those travel companies and travel professionals who have delivered the best customer service and most exciting travel products and experiences over the last year, alongside working towards TTG Media’s own vision for a Smarter, Better, Fairer travel industry for all.”

“With hundreds of entries, and a robust system of judging, the Travel Industry Awards by TTG are the toughest to win in the travel sector, and any company or individual which takes home a trophy on the night can truly feel they are the best in their field.”

Commenting on the award, Shaun added:

“Hearing my name announced as the winner of the Best Newcomer award has to go down as one of the most amazing moments of my life.  I have worked so hard to make a success of my travel business in Bourne, since launching it in the peak of the pandemic, and this recognition certainly makes all the blood, sweat and tears of the last two years well worth it.”

Lisa Henning, managing director, Inspire (Europe), who Shaun is a member of added:

“We couldn’t be prouder of having Shaun and his aspiring business as a part of our team of Independent Travel Advisors.  He was hugely brave to establish his business during the pandemic and this award is so richly deserved.”

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