Travel & Tourism 2023

48 | LUXlife Magazine - Travel & Tourism Awards 2023 oasting an impressive portfolio of over 180 exceptional homes, Cornish Gems is Cornwall’s leading independent holiday rental company. Whether guests are seeking a romantic getaway for two or a holiday for all their friends and family, the company’s trained and experienced travel advisers take care in selecting the right home for each party of guests. Their beautiful homes sleep between 2 and 20 people, catering to a wide range of desires and requirements, from coastal retreats with stunning sea views to accommodation specifically suitable for dogs and babies. The accommodation they provide is the epitome of luxury, with spacious outside areas, breath-taking interior design, and even the option to book in-house spa packages and private chefs using an online guest account. There is no better place to escape everyday life than a luxurious Cornish Gem. Deeply rooted in the Cornish community, the company is passionate about sharing their home county with their loyal guests, providing them with unique insights and experiences that allow them to immerse themselves in the Cornish way of life. To do this, Cornish Gems works closely with local artisans, service providers, and experience companies to bring the best of Cornwall to their visitors. The passion and knowledge Cornish Gems has for the local area is what makes the holiday experiences they provide so special. Curating holidays that guests will never forget, Cornish Gems always strives for the best, keeping quality at the forefront of everything they do. This is why so many of their guests are repeat customers, returning to Cornwall to stay in a Cornish Gem time and time again. In fact, in 2022, this was the case in 41% of guests. This demonstrates that guests are never disappointed with their stay, which is a testament to the company’s outstanding quality. As a local business in Cornwall, Cornish Gems understands that they must take meaningful environmental responsibility. The company has taken steps to ensure that they operate as sustainably as possible and is proud to have been shortlisted for a Cornwall Sustainability Award in 2021 and achieved a gold Green Tourism award in 2022. They have campaigned for the end of cheap polystyrene bodyboards in Cornwall, removed plastic toiletry bottles from its properties, and created an activity book for their young guests that raises awareness about single-use plastic and coastal responsibility. They also make an effort to remind guests to be environmentally mindful during their stay, for example by walking or using public transport, avoiding single-use plastics, and remembering to turn off lights, appliances and taps when not in use. Furthermore, the company now provides guests with a choice of welcome gift. This helps reduce food waste by not giving them gifts they don’t like or can’t eat. All of their cafefully selected gifts are sustainably packaged, minimising plastic waste and supporting local businesses. As one of six gift options, the company offers guests the opportunity to offset their journey by planting a tree. As a result, Cornish Gems has planted Best Luxury Holiday Accommodations - Cornwall With a spectacular coastline tapering out into the Atlantic Ocean, the historic county of Cornwall continues to be a popular holiday spot for those seeking a UK getaway to the seaside. With luxury accommodation suiting a range of desires, Cornish Gems curates extraordinary holiday experiences throughout Cornwall. Dedicated to its community and the environment, the company provides guests with memories that will last a lifetime. more than 850 trees across the globe in 26 countries, which equates to neutralising approximately 4300 journeys across the UK into Cornwall. In further dedication to the local community, Cornish Gems employs over 100 team members locally, each with a passion for travel and excellence. The company values each and every member of their team, striving to provide them with a quality, secure job that offers great training opportunities and progression pathways. Making sure to reward the great work their employees do, Cornish Gems is dedicated to its workforce. This is why the company was voted 14th Best Place to Work in Travel in 2022. As a result of the unforgettable holiday experiences it provides through their stunning portfolio of apartments, cottages, and retreats, Cornish Gems is the winner of Best Luxury Holiday Accommodations, Cornwall, in the Travel and Tourism Awards 2023. The company has entered the new year following an exciting rebrand that focuses on their love for Cornwall and the community they operate in. Moving forwards, Cornish Gems aims to continue their sustainability journey by carrying out data collection to better understand its impact and how it can be improved, maintaining full transparency throughout the process. Contact: Jen Morgan Company: Cornish Gems Web Address: B