The Telegraph Awards: Britain’s best tour operators, according to you

Written by The Daily Telegraph

The results of the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards, based on the opinions of almost 90,000 readers, have been announced. A big congratulations to Tuscany Now & More for being placed as runner up in the “Best Villa Operator” category.

Here the rest of the winners for Best Villa Operator:

  1. Mr & Mrs Smith
  2. Vintage Travel
  3. Tuscany Now & More

The lure of a villa is straight-forward: a home-from-home makes particular sense for families and groups travelling together, and is the perfect base for exploring or for relaxing. But villa holidays have changed radically in recent years: where once the main lure of a self-catering property was economic, our results show that travellers are choosing operators that offer high-end properties around the world with great design and sophisticated concierge services.

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Mr & Mrs Smith takes the top award in the first year Telegraph Travel has included a “villa” category, with readers drawn to the group’s grand, characterful properties around the world. From Morocco to Indonesia, Tuscany to Santorini, Mr & Mrs well-located stylish homes offer impeccable service and high-tech features.

Runner up is Vintage Travel, with its portfolio of practical and homely family-sized villas in quiet rural locations around the Med, the Canary Islands and across Britain.

In third place is Tuscany Now & More, which features grand properties in Tuscany but also in Umbria, Portofino, Verona, Venice and Rome, along with an impressive concierge service that can arrange anything from a private chef to bespoke tours of the local sites.