The much awaited British Soap awards were attended this year by Direct Traveller. The leading tour operator to North Cyprus mingled with the stars at this high profile event. As the official sponsors of the British Soap awards, the Direct Traveller management team were invited as guests to the event and after party.

The awards which were held in London BBC studios were attended by all the major British Soap stars such as the casts for EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street , Emmerdale and Doctors.


The event is seen as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for British television. Awards were given for best Soap, which was won by EastEnders.
Also Barbara Windsor (seen in the image to the right with our Managing Director ), who plays as Peggy Mitchell since 1994, won a lifetime achievement award for her role in EastEnders.

The winner of best actor was Robert Kazinsky (who is Sean Slater from EastEnders) and the winner of best actress was Katherine Kelly (who is Becky Granger from Coronation Street)

Other awards were a little lighter hearted with the Winner of Sexiest male – Scott Maslen (who is Jack Branning from EastEnders), Winner of Sexiest female – Michelle Keegan (who is Tina McIntyre from Coronation Street).

Four members of the Direct Traveller management team including the Managing Director – Ramadan Ozdemir, Sales and Operations Manager – Rasme Surucu, Online & Marketing Coordinator – Enver ozdemir, and the Sales Supervisor – Guner Surucu all attended the awards and the prestigious after party.

Direct Traveller were official sponsors of the awards, featuring a full page advertisement in the official British Soap Awards magazine and presented a thousand of its summer 2009 North Cyprus brochures to the celebrities within the after party goody bag.

Direct Traveller Managing Director Ramadan Ozdemir said: “My prime objective for this event was to bring the Direct Traveller North Cyprus product to the mainstream of British media, and ensure it is given the opportunity to be noticed by some of the UK’s top celebrities, alongside the limelight of British public – giving an audience that would not be accessible in normal circumstances.”

All members of Direct Traveller were delighted to be able to attend the awards and the after party, and felt honoured to meet an endless list of celebrities in one single evening.

You can watch The British Soap Awards on Wednesday night at 8pm

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