On Tuesday 15th May Attraction Tickets Direct celebrated their tenth birthday. To mark the occasion ATD hosted an anniversary celebration and an incredibly short Orlando Awards Ceremony at Grafton House in Clapham. Despite the wet and rainy day, ATD were delighted with an impressive turnout of 150 guests, including staff, suppliers, travel press and some friends that have been made along the way.

In good form, the night commenced with a champagne reception followed by an opening speech from founder of Attraction Tickets Direct Olly Brendon. In a brief and frank speech, Olly recalled the past ten years of being in business, divulging the obstacles the travel industry has faced, the rapid changes and developments the online world constantly undergoes and how Attraction Tickets Direct manages to stay abreast of it all. ‘Remaining passionate about customer service and still possessing an entrepreneurial spirit’ were prominent factors. Olly concluded his speech by revealing what he had learned over the past ten years of being in business. ‘Everything,’ he said.

The Attraction Tickets Direct Orlando Awards ceremony followed, presented by The Sun’s travel editor Lisa Minot. The Orlando Awards kept its promise as being the shortest award ceremony in the travel industry and was over in a matter of minutes, quickly making way for mingling, dancing and dining. The ATD Signature Cocktail, created exclusively for the celebration, canapés and a barbecue kept guests well fed and watered. An impressive magician circulated the room bewildering guests with astounding tricks, a live band got the party in the mood for dancing and a DJ followed, playing into the early hours of the morning so patrons of the dance floor could dance the night away.

Attraction Tickets Direct would like to thank everyone that came out to celebrate with them at Grafton House, with a special thank you to Gosh PR and ATD’s Philippa Kevan, who took the time out of their schedules to make the night a possible and successful one.

Results for the Orlando Awards will be revealed in The Sun this weekend and on Attraction Tickets Direct Latest News page on Tuesday!

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