The annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as chosen by our readers.

Thank you to everyone who nominated in round 1 and then voted for the 2023 finalists in round 2. Find out who, what and where has made the shortlist this year.

As ever, the initiative includes the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®, and The Excellence Award.

It will all culminate with the Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Wednesday 4th October at the DoubleTree Hotel, Milton Keynes. 

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GTO of the Year Award®: meet the 2023 finalists

Here are the 2023 finalists of a very special annual award that highlights the amazing experiences and memories that brilliant group travel organisers create for their members.  

2023 finalists and the awards ceremony

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GTO of the Year® judge on the 2023 finalists and the importance of the award

Alan Rennie, Ambassador Cruise Line’s business development manager, was one of the judges for the 2023 Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®. He shares his experience. 

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GLT Awards: 2023 Event & Ticket Information

Entertaining, networking, rewarding or simply partying… our reader awards dinner and ceremony is the event of the year. 

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GLT Awards 2023: your finalists revealed

Here are your 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards finalists. The winners will be revealed at the ceremony on Wednesday 4th October. 

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Paul Zerdin on the GLT Awards, puppetry and seeing the world

We speak to ventriloquist and America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin ahead of his appearance at the 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony. 

Update on National Rail Strike

There is a planned rail strike on Wednesday 4th October, which is the day of the Awards Dinner and Ceremony. Rail services will be very limited and so we recommend that you travel to the venue by car or coach. There is ample free car parking at the DoubleTree by Hilton (you need to enter your reg number into the iPads in reception or the pre-dinner drinks) and National Express run services to the Milton Keynes Coachway.

You can also keep up to date via the Avanti West Coast website here and National Rail here

Thank you to our official 2023 Awards Partners…

Attention travel trade: become a 2023 Awards Partner and benefit from packages that offer fantastic value and maximise your branding across print, online, email… and the event itself. For more information contact Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323 or send an email to


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Group Leisure & Travel Awards Partners on why they love working with groups

We asked our valued 2022 Group Leisure & Travel Awards Partners what they enjoy most about working in the travel trade and with groups – here’s what they told us.

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GTO of the Year Award®: the 2022 winner and your finalists

We introduce the 2022 winner of the GTO of the Year Award®, an accolade which highlights the fun, enjoyment and social impact that brilliant group travel organisers create for the people in their groups.