Winners of the first Aspire Awards

onsored by Simon Shopping Destinations, took place last week as part of the Globe Travel Awards.

Voted for by Aspire members every category was extremely tight but only five winners could emerge from the evening with the coveted golden ‘a’.

Simon Shopping Destinations travel trade representative Edna Hischer joined comedian Michael Mcintyre?on stage to hand out the prizes. She said: “We are very proud to sponsor the Aspire Awards and to support luxury travel in 2013. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

The winners were as follows.

?? Best Airline – Emirates

? Best Cruise Line – Silversea

?? Best Tour Operator – Kuoni

?? Best Hotel Chain – Four Seasons

?? Best Destination – Dubai

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