Newmarket Holidays / A ‘Wicked’ Weekend Break

Since 1983, the name Newmarket Holidays has been synonymous with great value-for-money guided holidays and escorted short breaks. Over the past thirty years, Newmarket Holidays have expanded their portfolio in order to offer their customers an even wider variety of choices than ever before, from day trips to sporting or musical events right through to three-week trips of a lifetime to Australia or the Far East. Among the more popular deals offered by Newmarket Holidays are the selection of theatre breaks to London’s West End. Each Newmarket Holidays trip includes return travel by either coach or rail depending on the break chosen, accommodation in a carefully selected three- or four-star hotel, tickets to the show of the customer’s choice, and the services of a Newmarket Holidays Tour Guide throughout the duration of the trip. Customers selecting the Newmarket Holidays Dine and Dance theatre trip will also experience an extravagant dinner and disco at their four-star hotel, after enjoying a matinee performance.

Newmarket HolidaysAll the prices quoted on the Newmarket Holidays website include the price of a standard ticket to see the hit musical, ‘Wicked’. Newmarket Holidays customers can choose from many shows being performed in the West End, and upgrade to a top-tier ticket for an additional supplement. Coach or rail travel to London is arranged by Newmarket Holidays from a series of national locations and all transfers to London City Centre are included where applicable.

‘Wicked’ tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West as first encountered in Frank L. Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, ‘Wicked’ portrays Elphaba as a misunderstood rebel dealing with a lifetime of prejudice after being born with an unfortunate greenish tinge to her skin. She protests against the domination of the Oz ministry and the mistreatment, banishment and murder of talking Animals. The show tells the tale of Elphaba’s school days, including her reluctant yet burgeoning friendship with the airheaded Glinda, who will one day become the Good Witch of the North. While essentially a story about friendship, this tale has many darker and more political elements and should appeal to both children and adults alike.

Newmarket Holidays | British Travel Awards

Up until September 30th 2013, seasoned travellers will be able to vote in the British Travel Awards (BTA). Visitors to the site can decide which companies they believe have given the best experience in a variety of holiday categories from holidays, to individual locations to method of transport.

Newmarket HolidaysThe British Travel Award is a prestigious title that any holiday company, like Newmarket Holidays, who won the Best Coach Holiday Operator Award in 2011 can proudly display in their office or on their website. Many well-known brands and media outlets are affiliated with the process, and as a result winners of a particular category can see that their company will gain even greater prestige. However, the BTA are not tied to stakeholders or any one particular travel publication. Because of this, there is not a panel of travel experts behind the scenes guiding the choices of each category to a particular vested interest. All results are natural and come from the votes of actual holidaymakers.

The process is quick and easy, taking no more than 30 minutes to complete, including the BTA’s TravelVision Survey. This survey provides information on the demographics of the awards, and gives a clear indication that the voters are seasoned holidaymakers. With two-thirds of voters aged over fifty, the results show that travel companies can reach those with a higher income and more freedom by taking part in the BTA.

There are several categories to choose from, covering companies who specialise in particular destinations or a particular form of transport. Voters on the British Travel Awards website will be able to pick and choose which categories to vote in and they can log as many times as they need to before the end of September if they feel they need to alter their vote.

On the British Travel Awards website, potential voters can view the lists of previous winners in order to quickly establish which category their particular favourite might be in. Newmarket Holidays, who won the Best Tour Operator to Italy Award in 2012 for example, can clearly be seen. This aids not only in the speed with which voters can complete the survey, but also provides a good reference point for picking a new company to engage with when booking a future holiday.

Taking a look at the British Travel Awards | Newmarket Holidays

The British Travel Awards website is considered to be ultimate authority on travel industry customer satisfaction and company performance; it offers visitors insight into the UK’s best holiday businesses and attractions. It is unique, in that the winners in each category are voted for not by industry pundits and travel experts, but also by holiday consumers in general. So as to guarantee the integrity of the awards system, the voting process itself, as well as the results, is all audited independently by an accountancy practice called Deloitte.

Newmarket HolidaysIt is the consumers who have made the British Travel Awards an authoritative and influential reference for holiday makers. Take, for example, Newmarket Holidays. Many of its recent customers discovered this company after it was named the Best Tour Operator for Malta and the Italian Peninsula last year. It is through this awards system that consumers help other consumers to make wiser choices about their holidays. Newmarket Holidays has been nominated for five of the available award categories again this year, and its customers have been voting up a storm over the past few weeks.

The concentration of votes for the awards has traditionally come from the Home Counties. However, after a recent advertisement campaign in Trinity Mirror’s regional and national newspapers, there are now thousands more people, all around the country, voting for their favourite travel companies. This has created a more representative and balanced distribution of voters, and has helped to ensure that the results are reflective of the general public’s opinions on specific companies.

There are a total of seventy two categories included on the voting form, but voters are not expected to cast a vote on every single one of these categories. They should only vote in categories where they have personal experience with using the services of a particular company, or when they have heard good things about a business, via a colleague, family member or friend. After you complete the registration form, you simply go through a quick and easy, three-click voting process to select your top holiday attraction or company.

After this, you will automatically be included in an upcoming prize draw. You can look at the contenders, like Newmarket Holidays, and the categories prior to registration, so that you can decide beforehand which companies you want to vote for. If you can’t find your favourite provided in a particular category, this means that they have not been nominated for it, but you can still include them in that category by putting the name into the box labelled ‘alternative answer’.