Alpine Travel has won a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for its Marine Drive tour around the Great Orme in Llandudno.

Recognition for Alpine Travel is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews submitted prior to any changes caused by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The award places the Marine Drive tour among the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

Says Alpine Travel Managing Director Chris Owens: “This is fantastic news, and at such a difficult time we are delighted to receive this award. Our Marine Drive tour is always very popular, and to receive this Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that.

“We are very proud to be recognised in this way. Our wonderful drivers, who very much enjoy taking visitors around the landmark of the Great Orme, will be thrilled to know that their excellent customer service, informative commentary and unique tour has been placed in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. It is a fantastic achievement.”

Adds Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor: “Although it has been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are winners well deserving, but they are also a great source of inspiration for travellers as the world begins to venture out again.”

Alpine Travel usually operates the Marine Drive tour with a Duple Britannia-bodied Leyland Cub that was new in 1958. It has been driven by John Williams (pictured) for around 15 years and departs three times per day.