DFDS named world’s leading ferry operator for fifth year

DFDS passenger director Max Foster, Graham Cooke president and founder of WTA.
DFDS passenger director Max Foster, Graham Cooke president and founder of WTA.

DFDS, who operates the ferry from North Shields, has been named the world’s leading ferry operator for the fifth year at the World Travel Awards.

The World Travel Awards, hailed as the most prestigious and sought after awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, are designed to recognise companies who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the global travel and tourism industry.

The winners are decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.

In addition to the World’s Leading Ferry Operator accolade, DFDS also received the title of Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the European leg of the World Travel Awards held in September 2015. Together, these titles underline DFDS’ continued commitment to excellence.

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS, said: “We feel immensely privileged to be awarded the title of World’s Leading Ferry Operator for the fifth time. Known affectionately in the travel industry as the ‘Travel Oscars’, I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work and commitment to delivering the best possible travel experience for our guests across all our ferry routes.

“We endeavour to put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are humbled to receive this accolade from our customers and industry peers again this year. Next year will be our 150th anniversary at DFDS and we are looking forward to involving our customers in our celebrations. We also hope to attract people who have not travelled by ferry for a while to try our services and see for themselves how easy, comfortable and affordable it really is.”

For further information, visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 521 5522.