The Holiday Awards, also known as the Oscars of the Dutch travel industry, were presented on January 28th at Hart van Holland in Nijkerk. The award ceremony of these prestigious awards for the travel industry, chosen by the travel industry took place during the annual Travel Gala. This year, we were nominated in no less than three categories, namely Long Distance Travel, Adventure Holidays and Luxury Travel….
The first Travel Gala in three years was sold out to the last seat and, with a record number of over 500 guests, the busiest gala ever attended. The venue was stylishly decorated and the atmosphere was great right from the beginning of the evening. TJ van Apeldoorn, Commercial Director of TravMedia, opened the evening after which the explosion of awards started immediately.
After the appetizer, the Best Travel Provider Adventure Holidays 2023 category came up. The excitement mounted and after a moment of nerves and clammy hands, the redeeming word followed; Untamed Travelling is the winner of the 2023 Adventure Holidays award! Founder and director Jozef Verbruggen made his way to the podium to receive the award.
The Untamed team in attendance was delirious. Together they posed for a photo with the award and toasted to this special victory. The rest of the evening was mostly devoted to celebrating this fine appreciation. After the tasty main course and dessert, the party erupted with a performance by Samantha Steenwijk, and there were many chats, toasts and dancing.
Jozef Verbruggen is very proud of this recognition: “It means a lot to me that we have won the award again this year. In addition to the enthusiastic reviews we receive from our customers, the appreciation from the travel industry is of unprecedented value to us, because of the confidence in our expertise and creativity that it shows. This award is a crowning achievement for us.”