For more than a decade Real Russia have worked to bring Russia to the world, and the world to Russia. Therefore we are delighted to announce that, for the fifth time since 2011, we have been nominated as Russia’s Leading Travel Agent at the World Travel Awards. This is a huge honour for everyone within the company and we would love it if you could help us attain this honour.
The World Travel Awards are very prestigious. They are voted for by professionals within the travel industry and, more importantly, they are voted for by you, the customer. We won this award in 2013 and 2014 and we would love to win it for a third time.
Every day our team work with partners around the world to share with you the experiences that are available within Russia and the surrounding countries; particularly along the Trans-Siberian railway. As a group, we do not want to just send you on holiday, we want to send you on adventures, in which you can create memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
This year we will be working alongside The Promise, a charity who help disabled children in Russia get one-to-one support. They are doing an absolutely brilliant job, and we would love it if you could help them too. Whether you visit their website, their Just Giving page or share their details on Facebook and Twitter; every little helps. This year, for every vote we receive from our World Travel Awards page, we will donate to this incredible cause.
If you feel that we have been able to help you in any way realise your Russian dream, from helping you connect with fellow travellers through our forum, to showing you interesting news and facts on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and from arranging your visa to supplying you with your Trans-Siberian tickets, we would love it if you could vote for us.
For information on how you can help us, visit our dedicated World Travel Awards page.
Take a look at the videos below to see our director being interviewed after winning the award in 2013.
“Russia’s Leading Travel Agency 2013”
Our MD, Chris Watkins, and his wife attended the WTA ceremony, held in Turkey on Saturday night, and they were ecstatic to be presented with the title. It was a night full of glamour, excitement and celebrations with the whole of Europe’s travel elite in attendance. As Chris remarked, the award is “a great independent endorsement of our staff and their dedicated customer service”.
The category for Russia’s Leading Travel Agency had tough competition from world class organisations, including previous WTA winners. Although the competitors were strong, it was Real Russia’s services that shone through to be voted as the best by our satisfied customers and partners.
We’d like to send huge thanks to our fantastic customers, for taking the time to cast the all important votes. Also to our partners and affiliates for spreading the word about the nomination and encouraging their satisfied customers to speak up. Chris highlighted “this is a great reflection of appreciation as voted for by our customers. Our staff always strive to go above and beyond the call of duty to put the customer first, and it’s wonderful that this has been recognised”.
In celebration, Real Russia are delighted to make a contribution to our chosen charity, The Promise, who have also been a great support. The donation will help the charity, which takes care of orphaned children in Russia, to continue their excellent work.
Back in the 1990’s Chris fell in love with the unexplored beauty of Russia during a personal break. He recognised the unique qualities in the local people and the potential of the breathtaking destinations and wanted to make it accessible to everyone.
Today, Real Russia supports thousands of people travelling to the region with all aspects of travel services including planning unique Trans-Siberian rail tours, booking hotel or other accommodation in Russia, Russian train tickets and Moscow and St Petersburg short tours. All supported by our visa team providing the relevant services to help you gain the visas you need when travelling to Russia.
Winning the WTA means so much to everyone here at Real Russia, especially as the results are based on impartial votes from satisfied customers and members of public. It provides international recognition for our team of dedicated specialists, without whom Real Russia wouldn’t be where it is today.