Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018

Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as voted for by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.

Since the first awards ceremony back in 1997, we've asked group travel organisers from across the country to tell us who, where and what is best across several categories, including Best UK Attraction, Best Theatre Production and Best Group Tour Operator. It also includes the highly prestigious Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®.

Voting, entries and nominations have now closed for the 2018 Awards. The latest news and updates will be announced online and in the magazine.

The annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards initiative, will this year culminate in the much-anticipated black tie dinner on Wednesday 10th October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

It's without doubt, the biggest and most important night in group travel each year, and a fantastic event for networking, entertaining, rewarding... and of course celebrating.

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Exciting changes this year

For the first time, all category finalists will be announced in September, prior to the awards ceremony and dinner in October, with the winners being revealed exclusively only on the night.

For 2018 ticket and event info click here.

Find out who won at last year's Awards here.

What happens next for the different awards?


The team at Group Leisure & Travel Magazine will now collate all the votes and the finalists will be announced online and in the magazine in September with the winners revealed at the ceremony on 10th October, 2018.

Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®

A shortlist of nominees and entrants will be invited to a judging day in central London in August during which a panel of judges will decide upon the winner.

The winner of the accolade, which has been recognising amazing people since 1999, will be announced at the ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

The award recognises invididuals who go the extra mile for their members to create memorable and fun experiences and comes with a first prize of £2,000 to spend on a familiarisation holiday.

The Excellence Award

Nominations have been made for The Excellence Award 2018 and the four finalists can be revealed. The accolade recognises outstanding service from people in the travel trade who work with GTOs. To find out who's made the cut this year click here.

Past winners have worked for tour operators, coach companies, ticket providers and even racecourses and world-class orchestras.

The individual with the most votes will be revealed on the night of the ceremony and dinner in October.

   Vote for The Excellence Award winner   

Above: watch the highlights of the special 20th anniversary ceremony in October 2017.

Becoming an official Awards Partner

Official sponsorship packages are a great way for companies and brands to connect with and support the most important awards in group travel and leisure. 

It gives you a massive range of branding across a multitude of platforms, leading right up to the dinner itself when partners have their own private tables and present the category they have chosen.

Go to our Awards Partners page to find out what you get and why you should support this important initiative.

If you would like more information telephone Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 or use the Contact Us form.

A special thanks to our partners 2018.

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