PETA Travel Awards 2024
As holidaymakers book their 2024 getaways, PETA’s Travel Awards are back. Join us for a celebration of the travel providers, hotels, attractions, and other industry leaders that are meeting the skyrocketing demand for travel that doesn’t harm animals.
The winners of this year’s PETA Travel Awards prove that the future of tourism is free from exploitative exhibits and full of memorable animal-friendly experiences and show-stopping vegan dining.
Best Airline for Vegan FoodBritish Airways
One of the UK’s most popular airlines is flying high when it comes to vegan food! Delicious plant-based fare – from three-course meals to wraps, pastries, and indulgent chocolate bars and sweets – is available in all classes of travel, and vegan meals are offered in its airport lounges, too.
Best Train Operator for Vegan FoodLumo
This low-fare electric train service is showcasing the green credentials of vegan eats. In line with its sustainability goals, over 50% of the menu is plant-based, and hungry travellers can enjoy animal- and climate-friendly vegan sausage rolls, pasties, and snacks.
Best Cruise Line for Vegan FoodP&O Cruises
Sail on P&O Cruises’ ship Arvia and dine in the plant-led restaurant Green & Co feat. Mizuhana for a memorable experience. Dishes include the Forest Mushroom and Sherry Pâté starter, Miso-Glazed Celeriac Fondant main, and Chocolate Earth Plate dessert, featuring cherry chocolate “toadstools”, chocolate “soil”, and more.
Best Ferry Operator for Vegan FoodWightlink
Wightlink’s eco-friendly ferries are the perfect way to start your Isle of Wight holiday. Sit back and enjoy your journey with a choice of locally made vegan sandwiches, sausage baps, and toasties. Travellers can also pick up vegan sweet delights like a vegan Magnum ice cream.
Best Hotel Chain for Vegan FoodHilton
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
At Hilton hotels, you can fight the climate catastrophe with your fork! The chain has introduced carbon footprint ratings on menus at restaurants in nearly 30 of its UK hotels to encourage customers to eat greener. Diners can go low with vegan options like gochujang cauliflower wings and Moving Mountains plant burgers.
Best Vegan Glamping ExperienceHempsall Farm
Hempsall Farm Luxury Vegan Glamping
Enjoy the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside and relax in a luxury safari tent – complete with an outdoor wood-fired hot tub! There is a unique double-decker bus pub on site, and you can order freshly baked pastries straight to your tent for breakfast. Best of all, the site is a sanctuary for a variety of animals, including pigs, goats, dogs, and cats.
Best Vegan Luxury HotelBeck Hall
This historic hotel near the stunning Malham Cove went fully vegan in December. It offers en suite rooms with vegan toiletries and breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner – and dogs are welcome. The impressive à la carte menu features starters such as Tamarind Treacle-Glazed Baby Back “Ribs”, mains including Banana Blossom & Chips, and Pomegranate and Rose Mess among the desserts.
Best Travel CompanyNewmarket Holidays
As part of its Travel for Good initiatives, the company states, “We don’t encourage or engage in any animal-related activities on any of our tours or any other unfair activity which exploits animals.” It also urges customers not to take harmful animal rides at Petra, Jordan, or at the Pyramids of Giza.
Best ExperienceBBC Earth
BBC Earth Experience
The future of entertainment is animal-free! This top attraction showcases an audio-visual feast of the best of Sir David Attenborough’s spectacular wildlife documentaries. Here, you’ll find no animals confined to tanks. Instead, visitors can explore the lives of fish, corals, and other marine animals in the digital and interactive Water Life breakout zone.
Best Innovation for AnimalsLNER
The rail operator has launched an AI-powered automated deer deterrent system to reduce deer deaths caused by train impact. The trial of the new technology resulted in an average of 50 deer a week being deterred from train tracks by audible and visual alarms, preventing injuries and fatalities. And LNER trains offer delicious vegan food!
Be a Responsible Tourist
If you are planning a holiday, be sure to stay away from any activities that exploit animals. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together this list of things to avoid. Please share it with all your friends:
While most companies are moving with the times, some are still falling behind. It’s time Jet2holidays caught up and showed kindness to animals by severing ties with marine abusement parks: