Scots Ferry Operator CalMac Wins Top Travel Award

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
MV Hebridean Isles: Image courtesy of CalMac

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has beaten 13 major ferry companies to be named for the fourth year in a row, “Best Ferry Company” in the prestigious Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

The award, which is the result of an annual poll of readers who are asked to rate the quality of service they received on their holidays across the world, is CalMac’s fourth award in 2013.

Welcoming the Travel Award, Managing Director Martin Dorchester said: “It is always terrific to have the hard work and dedication of our staff recognised in this way, but truly amazing to have held the title for four years and proof that our success is no flash in the pan."

He added: “The timing of all these awards could not be better as we prepare to bid for the next Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract. They clearly send out the message to any potential competitors, the Government that will award the contract, our customers, staff and stakeholders, that CalMac is a force to be reckoned with and we are doing everything we can to retain the contract for 2016.”
 

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