Published on Monday, January 23, 2012
December 20 has been earmarked as the date for this year's Alternatives, the travel industry awards you might not want to win.
Last year's victims, er, sorry, we mean winners include John McEwan, Mike Greenacre and our very own Graham McKenzie, who won the Y Factor award for his fabulous rendition of Fly Me to the Moon.
The December event was all in a good cause and raised £26,000 for two charities, Childline and the Royal Marsden.
Put this year's date in your diary as a reminder to book a table...or to leave the country.
Here is a list of last year's winners:
Award 1 The Pakistan Tourist Board fixing award
Winner Manuel Mascerenhas
Award 2 Super Injunction Award
Winner Ian Scott
Award 3 Phone hacking award
Steven Freudman and house of lords
Roger and chris
jonny pollard and his solicitor
Winner RogerAllard and Chris Photi
Award 4 The Twitter Twat and facebook Bore Award
Sarah Mason Parker
Winner John Mcewan
Award 5 Disaster Chef Award
Winner Tom Knopek
Award 6 Best Looter Award
winner Mike Greenacre
Award 7 Trust Me, I'm a Trip Advisor Award
winner Andrew Mabbutt, Lucy Mills, Sandra Moore
Award 8 The Insecure and Needy Bastard Award
Winner Chris Lee
Award 9 The Best Movember Award
Winner everyone EXCEPT Jonny Pollard
Award 10 Y Factor
Winner Graham McKenzie
To see Graham's winning performance, click here
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.