Mum owned business scoops GOLD in prestigious Awards


Mum owned business scoops GOLD in prestigious Awards

We’re delighted to report that Mum owned travel company, BOOKINGS FOR YOU, has been announced as the WINNER of the Best Small Villa Holiday Company in the prestigious 2018 BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS (BTAs).

Set up by working mum, Jo Mackay in 2011, Bookings For You has gone from strength to strength. Born out of a passion for all things Italian following a family holiday in the Italian Lakes back in 2008, the company now have over 300 villas and apartments to rent throughout Italy – including in the Italian Lakes, Puglia, Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche – as well as a small portfolio of properties in France and Monaco.


A multiple award winning business

Bookings For You pride themselves on the delivery of exceptional customer service and, in recent years, the company have received a number of awards recognising their excellent customer service. In 2016, Bookings For You received a ‘Highly Commended’ from the Good Web Guide. The company was also the proud winner of  a Bronze Award at the British Travel Awards in the same year.

In 2017, the awards kept coming, with the company receiving a Gold Trust Service Award from independent review company, Feefo, as well as becoming a recommended company by American family travel company, Kid & Coe.

More recently, Bookings For You has also been shortlisted in the Made for Mums 2019 Awards, with the winners of these awards to be announced later this month.



Jo Mackay, Director, said

We were absolutely thrilled to scoop gold in the British Travel Awards this year. As a company we pride ourselves on our outstanding levels of customer service. The fact that this is an award voted for entirely by consumers makes it really important to us. I originally set the business up as a way to juggle a career with family life and I have to pinch myself when I look at how far the business has come in such a short space of time.”

BTA chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said,

“Bookings For You is to be congratulated on winning the Best Villa Holiday Company. The British Travel Awards are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling public.  To win a British Travel Award is a true achievement.”

The British Travel Awards are considered the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the travel industry. The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, verified by leading global business practitioners, Deloitte.


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