Direct Traveller named as British Travel Awards Finalist

Direct Traveller has been named by the British Travel Awards (BTAs) as one of the shortlisted contenders for the Best Tour Operator to East & Southeast Europe.

Direct Traveller, a multi award winning tour operator to North Cyprus has once again been shortlisted in its efforts of providing North Cyprus holidays with exceptional service, prices, and quality.

Managing Director Ramadan Ozdemir said.

At Direct Traveller, we are proud of our reputation and determined to maintain it in the only way we know, namely to provide all our clients with excellent holidays and service.  This nomination is great for us and North Cyprus and we see this as another way to promote this beautiful destination.

BTA’s chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said:
“Direct Traveller is to be congratulated on reaching the finals of the prestigious British Travel Awards.  The largest consumer voted awards programme in the UK, The BTAs are designed to reward the best companies in travel, and the winning accolade is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer. Good luck to Direct Traveller”

All companies entered for an Award were put before a core selection of industry professionals, drawn from the BTA Academy, a panel of respected individuals in business from both in and outside the travel industry, who whittled the nominations down to the list of final nominees in each of the seventy-five categories. The next stage sees the shortlisted companies put before the public vote with voting promoted through BTA media partners who include The Times, Sunday Times, The Sun, Sunday Sun and the Global Radio stations, including LBC and Classic FM.  Shortlisted companies are also encouraged to lobby their happy customers for votes!

The winners will be the companies with the most votes – in 2011 over 700,000 votes were cast with the voting process and results scrutinized and audited by independent auditors Deloitte LLP. The winners of the 2012 British Travel Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 1 November.

How to vote for Direct Traveller

To vote for Direct Traveller as the Best Tour Operator to East & Southeast Europe.

– Click here –

– Register your details

– Click on the heading ‘Who is the best tour operator to destinations around the world’ (2ND OPTION DOWN)

– Click on ‘Best Tour Operator to East & Southeast Europe’   (11TH OPTION DOWN)

– Vote for Direct Traveller


The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel.  Recognised by consumers and travel professionals throughout the UK, The British Travel Awards are widely referred to as the “Oscars” of the travel industry and are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike.  With categories spanning all types of holiday experience – transport, destination, cruise, customer service, holiday extras, and accommodation – The British Travel Awards is quite simply the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business.

The 2012 British Travel Awards will take place at a Gala Dinner, Thursday 1st November at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.

Direct Traveller was ranked 77th fastest growing company in the Sunday Times fast track 100 league tables. The award was presented to Direct Traveller at Richard Branson’s estate in 2011.

Direct Traveller originally launched the first ever British television adverts for North Cyprus in 2011.

Direct Traveller Managing Director Ramadan Ozdemir was awarded Turkish Entrepreneur of the year in the annual Turk awards 2011. The award was presented by Vince Cable British minister of economy. 


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