Leading, independent travel agent Haslemere Travel has been praised for its professionalism and outstanding performance in 2017 and rewarded with a major travel industry prize this month.

The Haslemere-based business was presented with the top award for Number One agent in the South and Home Counties by leading tour operator Lusso, at its Lusso Travel Agents event at London’s grand hotel, The Dorchester. Amazingly, the 29 year-old luxury travel agency also won this award in 2013 and 2015.

Haslemere Travel was also runner-up in the 2017 best UK agent category.

Attended by more than 100 guests, the black tie event included representatives from the top travel agents in the UK.

There to pick up the award at the exclusive dinner were owner and managing director Gemma Antrobus, and her husband Ray, on behalf of the entire Haslemere Travel team and its Elite Travel Consultants homeworkers’ division.

“We were absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious industry award for the third time,” said Gemma Antrobus.

“Above all, it is a real tribute to our hard-working team of expert consultants at our shop in Petworth Road, Haslemere, as well as our group of Elite Consultants nationwide, for the excellent service they offer. It’s certainly the perfect, celebratory way to kick off the winter season for all of us.”

“Haslemere Travel is one of the very best independent travel agents in the UK; their knowledge and professionalism is exceptional, their customer service first class and they invest in their staff in terms of ensuring they all travel overseas on a regular basis to experience the destinations and products they are selling,” said Lusso’s sales director Gareth Hulmston.

“We work extremely closely with them and value their support and partnership hugely.”

Picture: Gemma Antrobus, managing director, Haslemere Travel, proudly holds the trophy with her husband, Ray Antrobus