The Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2024 reveals the views and opinions of the people that keep the group travel industry moving. Here is this year’s shortlist.

The 2024 awards dinner and ceremony will take place at a new time of year at a new 5-star venue. Put Thursday 27th June at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London in your diaries. GTOs across the UK have cast their votes and the winners will be unveiled on the night.

Here are your 2024 GLT Awards finalists…

Best UK Attraction for Children & Families

  • Chester Zoo
  • Go Ape
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • Monkey World
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • West Midlands Safari Park
  • Black Country Living Museum
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • London Transport Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • The National Gallery
  • The Royal Mint Experience

Thank you to our official 2024 Awards Partners…


Best Historic Attraction or Venue

  • Hatfield Park
  • Leeds Castle
  • Longleat
  • Tower of London
  • Waddesdon Manor
  • Windsor Castle

Best Garden Visit

  • Chelsea Physic Garden
  • Exbury Gardens
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • The Savill Garden
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Garden path in spring

Which garden has stood out for you on your travels from the finalists? Let us know who you would like to see win the Best Garden Visit Award.

Best Coach or Tour Operator - UK Tours

  • Airedale Tours
  • Alfa Travel
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • Dunwood
  • Greatdays Travel Group
  • Norman Allen Group Travel
  • Brittany Ferries
  • DFDS
  • LeShuttle
  • Irish Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Wightlink

Best Event for Groups

  • BBC Gardeners’ World Live
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Bournemouth Air Festival
  • Kynren
  • RHS Malvern Spring Festival
  • Royal Ascot

Best Christmas Experience

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Christmas at Kew
  • Gloucester Quays
  • Hever Castle
  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular
  • Waddesdon Manor

GLT Awards trophy

You will decide who takes home one of our shiny Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

Best Guided Tour

  • Emmerdale The Village Tour
  • Manchester City Stadium Tour
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • The Royal Mint Experience
  • Tootbus London
  • Windsor Castle

Best Accommodation for Groups

  • Brend Collection
  • Celesta Venues
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • Potters Resorts
  • Richardson Hotels
  • Warner Hotels

Best Group Dining Experience

  • City Experiences
  • East Lancashire Railway
  • Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Mamma Mia! The Party
  • Yeadon Town Hall Theatre Dinner Shows

Best Theatre Production

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • The Lion King
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mrs Doubtfire
  • Wicked

Best Cruise Line

  • Amadeus River Cruises
  • Ambassador Cruise Line
  • CroisiEurope
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Saga
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

A cruise boat navigates the stunning fjords in Norway

Have you been on a cruise to remember with one of the operators listed in the shortlist? Tell us which one is best.

Best Ticketing Agency

  • Delfont Mackintosh
  • Disney Tickets
  • Group Line
  • LW Theatres
  • Nimax Theatres
  • The Ticket Factory

 Best UK Destination

  • Isle of Wight
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • London
  • Norwich
  • Wiltshire
  • York

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Source: Visit Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight came out on top in the Best UK Destination category in 2023, where will be recognised this year?

Best International Destination

  • Disneyland Paris, France
  • Flanders, Belgium
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • New York City, USA

The Excellence Award

  • Marcia Clement, RHS
  • Charlotte Howle, Chester Zoo
  • Hayley Walker, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Flo Wallace, Visit Wiltshire/Great West Way®

Find out more about each of the finalists in our special feature here.

Best Group Tour Operator

  • HF Holidays
  • Leger Holidays
  • Ramble Worldwide
  • Simply Groups
  • Success Tours
  • Travel Editions

Best UK Attraction

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Coronation Street Experience
  • London Eye
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • Stonehenge
  • ZSL London Zoo

GTO of the Year Award®

  • Joyce Cook, Basingstoke & Old Basing U3A
  • Nicola Haynes, Theatre Trips Essex
  • Patsy Steadman, Force Club, Avon & Somerset Police
  • Gwen Wright, the Arts Society, Cranleigh

Find out more about each of the finalists in our special feature here.

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Interested in becoming an Awards Partner for the 2024 initiative? Click here or contact Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323 or email