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AWARD WINNING SERVICE

Since Trailfinders was first established more than 47 years ago, our mission statement has been:

"We aim to always exceed the expectations of our clients, staff and suppliers."

In an age where customer service is sometimes forgotten, we know how important it is to always do our very best. That's why it means the world to us to win awards voted for by the public.

Trailfinders has been the recipient of over 60 Major National Awards in the last 20 years alone with countless more plaudits from travel industry partners and publications.

Let Trailfinders take care of all your travels - it’s what we do best...

2017

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2017

National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2017
Just announced...Trailfinders has been voted the UK's Best Travel Company at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2017.
They said 'TF are THE travel experts with the know-how to turn your whims into expertly organised once-in-a-lifetime holidays'.

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2017

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2017
For the fifth consecutive year and since the inception of the awards, Trailfinders is voted Best Tour Operator

Food and Travel Magazine Awards

Food and Travel Magazine Awards

Trailfinders named Tour Operator of the Year

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards

Trailfinders named Best Travel Operator

2016

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2016

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2016

For the fourth consecutive year and since the inception of the awards, Trailfinders is voted Best Tour Operator

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2016

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2016

Trailfinders voted Most Trusted Travel Brand

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2016

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2016

TF wins not one but two awards as we are also voted Best Package Holiday Operator

Insight Vacations, the luxury escorted touring company

Insight Vacations, the luxury escorted touring company

Votes Trailfinders Partner of the Year 2016

Rocky Mountaineer, the iconic scenic rail company in Canada

Rocky Mountaineer, the iconic scenic rail company in Canada

Awards Trailfinders for its Outstanding Performance 2015/16

2015

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2015

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards 2015

For the third consecutive year and since the inception of the awards, Trailfinders is voted
The UK's Best Tour Operator

The Which? Awards 2015 

The Which? Awards 2015 

Trailfinders named Best Travel Company

CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Excellence Awards 2015

CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Excellence Awards 2015

Trailfinders named High Street Agent of the Year for the second consecutive year. This was awarded at the annual Cruise Line International Association which is the world's largest cruise trade industry association.

Great Southern Rail, owners of the luxurious trains in Australia - The Indian Pacific and The Ghan

Great Southern Rail, owners of the luxurious trains in Australia - The Indian Pacific and The Ghan

presents Trailfinders with The Chairman's Club Award for 2015

2014

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers Awards 2014

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers Awards 2014

Trailfinders voted the UK's Best Tour Operator

The Telegraph Awards 2014

The Telegraph Awards 2014

Trailfinderes voted Best Tour Operator by readers of The Telegraph newspaper - continuing our success at these prestigious awards

Destination Canada Awards 2014

Destination Canada Awards 2014

Trailfinders wins the Keep Exploring Award for recognision by Destination Canada, the country's official Tourist Board, as a UK Market Leader for an innovative and inspiring Canada programme

CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Excellence Awards 2014

CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Excellence Awards 2014

Trailfinders named High Street Agent of the Year at the annual Cruise Line International Association which is the world's largest cruise trade industry association.

Which? Consumer Travel Survey 2014 - The Best & Worst Holiday Companies Revealed...

Which? Consumer Travel Survey 2014 - The Best & Worst Holiday Companies Revealed...

Trailfinders tops the poll as the Best Holiday Company

2013

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Value for Money Awards

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Value for Money Awards

Trailfinders named The UK's Best ValueTour Operator

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine inaugural Travel Awards

The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine inaugural Travel Awards

Trailfinders is delighted to be voted The UK's Best Tour Operator at this innugural and prestigious event

Brand USA, the country's official Tourist Board

Brand USA, the country's official Tourist Board

Awards Trailfinders The Chairman's Circle Honours for Outstanding Sales to the USA

2012

The Which? Consumer Group Travel Survey 2012

The Which? Consumer Group Travel Survey 2012

Trailfinders tops the Poll as the Best Holiday Company with an outstanding score of 97%

2011

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2011

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2011

TF voted Favourite Specialist Independent Tour Operator for the eighth time

The Wanderlust Magazine Awards 2011

The Wanderlust Magazine Awards 2011

Trailfinders wins The UK's Top Tour Operator

The Tongsai Bay, a boutique & Independent hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand

The Tongsai Bay, a boutique & Independent hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand

Recognises Trailfinders as its No.1 Tour Operator for more than 30 years

The Which? Awards 2011

The Which? Awards 2011

Trailfinders is crowned Best Travel Company.
The Which? Awards are entirely independent. Businesses cannot put themselves forward for an award - they are chosen after rigorous research by Which? as well as from feedback from its members.

2010

The Wanderlust Travel Awards 2010

The Wanderlust Travel Awards 2010

Trailfinders voted Best Tour Operator

Qatar Airways, the state-owned flagship airline of Qatar

Qatar Airways, the state-owned flagship airline of Qatar

Awards Trailfinders 5★★★★★ for Outstanding & Continued Support

2009

The Guardian & The Observer Readers Travel Awards 2009

The Guardian & The Observer Readers Travel Awards 2009

Trailfinders voted Best Tour Operator for the eleventh time and also Best Short Breaks Company

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

Awards Trailfinders Best Producer for Small Hotels & Inns

The Which? Holiday Survey 2009

The Which? Holiday Survey 2009

Trailfinders awarded Top Travel Company as well as Winner of Best Beach Breaks Provider

2008

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2008

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2008

Voted Best Specialist Independent Operator by readers of The Telegraph newspaper for the seventh time

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2008

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2008

Trailfinders voted Best Tour Operator by readers of the newspapers

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers' Awards 2008

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers' Awards 2008

Trailfinders named one of the Top UK Tour Operators

2007

Tourism Australia, the country's official tourist board

Tourism Australia, the country's official tourist board

Recognises Mike Gooley, Trailfinders' Chairman, for his Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Tourism Industry by one individual

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2007

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2007

Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian & Observer readers

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2007

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2007

TF voted Best Specialist Travel Organiser by readers of The Telegraph newspaper

Tourism New Zealand Travel & Tourism Awards 2007

Tourism New Zealand Travel & Tourism Awards 2007

TF voted the Best Retail Operator to New Zealand

2006

CoolBrands 2006/07

CoolBrands 2006/07

TF awarded CoolBrand Status for its Innovation, Style & Desirability

Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises

This luxury Cruise Company recognises Trailfinders as its Preferred Partner

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

Awards Trailfinders Best Producer for Small Hotels & Inns

2005

CoolBrands 2005

CoolBrands 2005

TF awarded CoolBrand Status for its Innovation, Style & Desirability

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2005

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2005

Voted Best Travel Agent by readers for the eigth time

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2005

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2005

Voted Best Independent Travel Specialist for the fifth time & the only company to win an award every year since their inception

The Superbrands Council

Names Trailfinders a Superbrand

2004

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2004

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2004

Named Best Travel Agent for the seventh time - reader voted

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2004

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2004

Voted Best Independent Travel Specialist for the fourth time

2003

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2003

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2003

Voted Best Travel Agent by readers for the sixth time

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2003

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2003

TF voted Best Independent Travel Specialist by readers for the third time

Tourism Malaysia, the country's official Tourist Board

Tourism Malaysia, the country's official Tourist Board

Voted Trailfinders the Winner for Overall Commitment to Promoting Malaysia

2002

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2002

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2002

Voted Best Independent Travel Specialist for the second time

2001

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

TF is recognised as the No.1 Supporter for booking Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts worldwide

Wanderlust Magazine Travel Awards 2001

Wanderlust Magazine Travel Awards 2001

TF voted The UK's Best Travel Agent

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2001

The Guardian & The Observer Travel Awards 2001

Voted Best Travel Agent by readers of The Guardian & The Observer for the fifth time

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2001

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2001

Readers voted Trailfinders Best Independent Travel Specialist

2000

Tourism New Zealand Travel & Tourism Awards 2000

Tourism New Zealand Travel & Tourism Awards 2000

TF voted The Best Retail Operator to New Zealand