London Voted Top Tourist Office of the Year

London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional organisation, has been voted Top Tourist Office 2012 by those in the know – travel agents.

London was chosen by the 800 participating agents as the Tourist Office of the Year for UK and Ireland in the Travel Agents Choice Awards 2012.

The awards, organised by Selling Long Haul, give recognition to those tour operators, tourism boards, destinations, airlines and airports, cruise lines, hotels and resorts that agents in the industry have nominated and voted for.

London topped the poll and Louisa Jackley, Industry Relations and UK Leisure Tourism Marketing Manager, collected the award at World Travel Market.

She said: “Any award which acknowledges our efforts to drive business and add value to the travel and leisure industry is a huge compliment to all at London & Partners who work hard to make that happen. This award means a great deal because it is voted for by those in the industry. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we build on the momentum and platform that the Olympics has given to London this year to attract ever more people to the world’s top visitor destination in 2013 and beyond.”

Notes to Editors

For more on the awards go to and read full details in the December issue of the magazine