A SALISBURY business has been crowned Tour Operator of the Year 2021.

On Foot Holidays, which is located on Malthouse Lane, was awarded the accolade by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). It was announced on March 29.

AITO represents specialist travel companies across the whole of the UK, and ensures its maintains the highest standards of quality and service.

The award is given to the member company achieving the highest rating in reviews posted on the AITO website by clients during 2021.

Simon Scutt, the director of On Foot Holidays, said: “We’re thrilled and humbled to have been given this award by AITO. It’s especially pleasing for us as we know that it comes from our clients’ reviews, and endorses the quality of our holidays and the high standard of customer service we strive to provide.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for the travel industry, as for so many others, so this award has been a real boost to morale, and we’re now looking forward to what will hopefully be better times for all our walkers.”

On Foot Holidays was founded in Salisbury in 2004 by Simon Scutt, who remains its director.

The business works with local contacts around the UK and Europe to design walking holidays which are all self-guided.