itravel Staycation Awards 2020/21: The winners are revealed

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Posted by Ruth on 10th June 2021

Staycation Awards

The finest British holidays and best tourism businesses have been crowed at the itravel Staycation Awards 2020/21.

At, we were thrilled to be the headline sponsor of this year’s awards, which recognised the hard work and achievements of the industry in a year like no other, and celebrated the heroes of the domestic travel industry who have had to adapt their businesses to ensure holidaymakers can explore and enjoy our wonderful country in safety.   


Sophie Lam, itravel Editor, opened the June 10 awards by saying: “This year, in particular, we’ve been able to appreciate the wonderful tourism offering we have on our doorstep. As the sector gets going again, it’s looking like a good summer for holidays in the UK, but let’s not forget the hard work that has gone into welcoming visitors back during the pandemic.

Our finalists have excelled at doing this warmly and safely, and they represent a dynamic and resilient industry. At i, we felt it was particularly important to acknowledge this, and to support the domestic tourism industry on its road to recovery. 

Our finalists have been chosen for their exceptional offering, including a commitment to inclusivity and sustainability, as well as welcoming visitors back safely.”

Countryfile and GMB presenter Sean Fletcher then revealed the winners across 14 categories, including best beach and tourism hero of the pandemic, which shone a light on the very best of the UK staycation industry.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the judges and inews for their hard work in sorting through over 1,000 applications, and a very well-deserved congratulations to the finalists and winners.

Jayne McClure, CEO of The Travel Chapter, home of, commented: “We were proud to sponsor the itravel Staycation Awards this year and to help showcase the incredible people and places throughout the domestic tourism industry. A huge congratulations to all the worthy winners and finalists. 

We hope the awards will inspire many happy holidays enjoying the best the UK has to offer this summer, as we enjoy a fantastic season of staycations.”

You can find out the winners here.

If you’re enjoying a staycation this year, you could be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 voucher with iNews’ competition. Simply visit its social media channels, share your favourite UK destination and how you're watching the awards, with the hashtag #itravelstaycationawards, to enter the competition.

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