Hall of Fame Academy

2023 Inductees

Puneet Chhatwal, Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company

Jerry Inzerillo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

Ibrahim Osta, Senior Advisor for Economic Growth & Trade and Chief Tourism Advisor, Chemonics International

Darrell Wade, Co-Founder & Chairman, Intrepid Travel

2023 Sustainability Award Winners

Business - Radisson Hotel Group

Individual - Harold Goodwin, Founder of Responsible Tourism Movement

2022 Inductees

Fiona Jeffery OBE, Founder & Chairman, Just A Drop

Bill Toner, Chief Executive Officer, CH&Co

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

Larry Pimentel, Former President & CEO, Azamara

Simon Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, On The Beach

2019 Inductees

Frank Del Rio, Chief Executive, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner, Co-Owners, AmaWaterways

Bea Tollman, President & Founder, Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Gary and Rita Beckwith, Founders, City Cruises

2018 Inductees

Hugo Burge, Former Chief Executive, Momondo Group

Tim Martin, Chairman, JD Wetherspoon

Graham Pickett, Global Leder for Travel and Aviation, Deloitte

Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures

Taleb Rifai, Former Secretary General, UNWTO

2017 Inductees

Raymond Blanc OBE, Founder, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Ben Reid OBE, Group Chief Executive, the Midcounties Co-operative

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises

Wendy Wu, Founder & Chairwoman, Wendy Wu Tours

2016 Inductees

Chris Photi, Head of Travel & Leisure - WHA

Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, Chairman, Silversea Cruises

Peter Stephens, Managing Director, The Lotus Group

Alastair Storey, Chairman & Chief Executive, WSH

Robin Hutson, Chairman & Chief Executive, Lime Wood Group & Home Grown Hotels

Albert Roux OBE KFO, Chairman, Chez Roux

Michel Roux OBE, Global Ambassador, Waterside Inn

2015 Inductees

Chris Corbin, Co-Founder, Corbin & King

Stephen Kaufer, President & CEO, TripAdvisor

Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings

Jeremy King, Co-Founder, Corbin & King

Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

Bill Munro, Chairman, Barrhead Travel

Stanley Tollman, Founder & Chairman, The Travel Corporation

2014 Inductees

Michael Batt, Founder & Co-Chairman, Travel Leaders Group

Chris Browne, Managing Director, Thomson Airways

Michael East, Managing Director, Gisby East

James Hogan, President & CEO, Etihad Airways

David Radcliffe, Chief Executive, Hogg Robinson Group Plc (HRG)

2013 Inductees

Mr Kuljinder Bahia, CEO, Southall Travel

Mr Peter Harris, Chairman, Bourne Leisure

Sir Moir Lockhead OBE, Formerly Chief Executive, FirstGroup

Mr Steve Ridgway CBE, Formerly CEO, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Mr Isadore Sharp, Founder & Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels

2012 Inductees

Geoffrey Kent, Founder & Executive Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent

Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group

Kurt Ritter, President & CEO, Rezidor Hotel Group

Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Brian Souter, Chief Executive & Co-Founder, Stagecoach Group

2011 Inductees

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson

Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Carnival Corporation

Jim French CBE, Chairman & CEO, Flybe

Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman, VisitBritain

2010 Inductees

Mr Ian Allan OBE, Founder, Ian Allan Travel

Mr Justin Fleming, Former President, ABTA

Mr John Hays, Managing Director, Hays Travel

Mr John McEwan, Chief Executive, Advantage Travel Centres

2009 Inductees

Mr David Dingle CBE, Chief Executive, Carnival UK

Mr Michael Greenacre, Managing Director, The Co-operative Travel Group

Mr Richard Lovell, Former Chief Executive, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Mr James Sherwood, Founder & Director, Orient-Express Hotels

2008 Inductees

Mr Roger Allard, Chairman, All Leisure

Mr Thomas Cook, Founder, Thomas Cook

Dr Michael Frenzel, Chairman of Executive Board, TUI AG

Sir Keith Mills, Founder, AirMiles

Mr David Speakman, Chairman, Travel Counsellors

2007 Inductees

Mr Manny Fontenla-Novoa, CEO, Thomas Cook AG

Mr Joseph Gaggero CBE, Chairman, Bland Group

Mr Trevor Harding, Managing Director, Travel Weekly

Mr Alan Parker CBE, Chief Executive, Whitbread

2006 Inductees

The Hon Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels

Mr Sergio Mantegazza, President, Globus Travel Services

Mr Alan Spence, Managing Director, FCm Travel Solutions UK

The Rt Hon The Lord Sterling of Plaistow, GCVO, CBE, Life President, P&O Cruises

2005 Inductees

Mr Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Travelex Group

Mr Rod Eddington, Former Chief Executive, British Airways

Mr Maurice Flanagan, Vice Chairman and Group President, Emirates Group

Sir David Michels, Former Group Chief Executive, Hilton Group

2004 Inductees

Mr Harold Bamberg CBE, Founder, British Eagle

Mr Dinesh Dhamija, Founder, Ebookers

Mr Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder, EasyJet

Mr Jose Antonio Tazon, President & CEO, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution

2003 Inductees

Sr Gabriel Barceló, Founder, Barceló Group

Mr Peter Bath MBE, Former Chairman, Bath Travel

Sr Miguel Fluxá, Chairman & Chief Executive, Iberostar Group

Mr Charles Gurassa, Former Chairman, TUI Northern Europe

Mr Clive Jacobs, Founder, Holiday Autos

Sr Antonio Llatas, Chief Executive Officer, Avis Spain

Sr Abel Matutes, Founder, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts

Mr Gordon Stewart, Founder, Sandals Resorts

2002 Inductees

Mr Sidney De Haan, Founder, Saga Group

Mr Harry Goodman, Founder, ILG

Mr Don Lunn, Chairman, Ayscough Travel

Mr Frank Olson, Chairman, Hertz

2001 Inductees

Mr Gabriel Escarrer, Chairman, Sol Melia Hotels

Mr Mike Gooley CBE, Chairman, Trailfinders

Sir Freddie Laker, Founder, Laker Airways

Mr Peter Long, Chief Executive, First Choice

2000 Inductees

Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin

Mr Darryl Hartley-Leonard, Founder, Hyatt Hotels

Miss Erna Low, Founder, Erna Low

Mr Ramon Pajares, Former Managing Director, The Savoy

Mr Sidney Perez, Former Director, ILG & Global

1999 Inductees

Sir Michael Bishop CBE, Chairman, BMI

Mr Paul Dubrule, Co-Founder, Accor Hotels

Mr Leonard Lickorish CBE, Former Director General, British Tourist Authority

Mr Gérard Pélisson, Co-Founder, Accor Hotels

1998 Inductees

Mr Martin Brackenbury, Former Director, Thomson Travel Group

Mr Alun Cathcart, Chairman, Avis Europe

Sir Fred Pontin, Founder, Pontins

Mr Robert Crandall, Former Chairman, American Airlines

1997 Inductees

Mr David Crossland, Founder, MyTravel

Mrs Christel DeHaan, Founder, RCI

Mr James Hoseason OBE, Founder, Hoseasons

Mr Brian Perry, Former Chairman, Hogg Robinson

1996 Inductees

Mr Billy Butlin MBE, Founder, Butlins

Mr Curtis Carlson, Founder, Carlson Companies

Mr Harry Chandler, Co-Founder, The Travel Club of Upminster

Mrs Irene Chandler MBE, Co-Founder, The Travel Club of Upminster

Mr Roger Davies, Former Chairman, Thomson Travel Group

Mr Peter Diethelm, Former Executive Chairman, Kuoni UK

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, Chairman, British Airways

Mr Adam Thomson CBE, Founder, Caledonian Airways

Sir Hugh Wontner, GBE, CVO, Former Chairman, Savoy Group

1995 Inductees

Lord Forte of Ripley, Founder, Forte Hotels

Rt Hon Lord King of Wartnaby, Former Chairman & President, British Airways

Mr George Bales, Founder, Bales Worldwide

Mr James Moffat, Founder, AT Mays

Mr Vladimir Raitz, Founder, Horizon Holidays

Winners of the Sustainability Award


Business - Radisson Hotel Group

Individual - Harold Goodwin, Founder of Responsible Tourism Movement


G Adventures


Intrepid Travel Group

Winners of the Business Achievement Award

2019: Intrepid Group

2018: Leon

2017: Jason Atherton, Co-Director, The Social Company

2016: Jet2

2015: Patrick Dempsey OBE, Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants

2014: Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet

2013: Lord Deighton, LOCOG

2012: Travel Republic

2011: Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG

2010: Paul Evans, Chief Executive, Low Cost Travel Group

2009: Terry Fisher, Managing Director, Gold Medal Travel

2008: Rob Holden, CEO, London & Continental Railways Ltd

2007: Peter McHugh, Chief Executive, MyTravel Group

2006: Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook

2005: Peter Long, Chief Executive, First Choice

Winners of the Young Manager and Young Entrepreneur Awards

2019 Winners

Young Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year - Natasha Steele, Founder, Urban Cordial

Young Travel Entrepreneur of the Year - Nathan Cable, Co-founder, Party Hard Travel

Young Hospitality Manager of the Year - Sophie Egglestone, General Manager, Yorebridge House

Young Travel Manager of the Year - Iain Powell, Head of Trade Sales (Travel Division), Saga

2018 Winners

Young Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year -  Vivek Chadha, Director/Founder, Nine Hotel Group

Young Travel Entrepreneur of the Year -  Irra Ariella Khi, Chief Executive, Vchain Technology

Young Hospitality Manager of the Year -  Oliver Milne-Watson, Hotel Manager, The Beaumont Hotel

Young Travel Manager of the Year -  Anna Clarke, General Manager, Cruise Customer Experience, TUI UK & Ireland

2017 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Adam Rowledge, General Manager, Georgian House

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Sam Bruce & Alex Narracott, Founders, Much Better Adventures

2016 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Tim Axe, Business Development Director, BaxterStorey

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Harry Hastings, Co-Founder & Joint MD, Ocean Holidays

2015 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Alex White, UK Head of Sales, Princess Cruises

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Omar Allibhoy, Owner & Exec Chef, Tapas Revolution Group

2014 Winners

Young Manager of the Year -  Helen Roberts, Head of Direct Sales, Kuoni

Young Entrepreneur  of the Year  - Simon Purchase, Managing Director, Cruising Excursions

2013 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - John Milburn, Head of Operations, Hays Travel

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Renaldo Scheepers, CEO, A2B Travel Extras

2012 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Graeme Milne, General Manager, Corporate Traveller

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Greg Marsh, Founder, Onefinestay

2011 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Tom O’Connor, Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Travelzoo

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - James Cole, Managing Director, Cruise 118

2010 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Melanie Bower, VP Destinations, Travelzoo

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Tom Marchant, Founder, Black Tomato

2009 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Steven Vaughan, MD, Club 18-30

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Chris Loughlin, MD, Travelzoo

2008 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Liz Savage, MD, Monarch Scheduled

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Hugo Burge, Chief Executive, Cheapflights

2007 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Jason Geall, Head of UK Sales, Eurostar

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Jason Fry, Founder, AlphaRooms.com

2006 Winner

Young Manager of the Year - Tim Cordon, General Manager, Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport

2005 Winners

Young Manager of the Year - Jeannette Linfoot, Head of Product, Thomas Cook

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Oliver Brendon, MD, Attraction Tickets Direct

2002 Winner

Young Manager of the Year - Katherine Gershon, Head of Thomas Cook TV

2001 Winner

Young Manager of the Year - Christopher Rawstron, GM, Hilton Gatwick Airport

2000 Winner

Young Manager of the Year - Lindsey Allardyce, Group Marketing Services Director, JMC Holidays