America’s Got Talent winner and Las Vegas headliner, Paul Zerdin has been confirmed as the special guest and host of the 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony on 4th October in Milton Keynes.

Paul Zerdin

Star ventriloquist and America’s Got Talent winner, Paul Zerdin will be entertaining guests and hosting the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2023.

Paul Zerdin is regarded by many as the UK’s number one ventriloquist and has appeared on countless TV shows including Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Tonight at The London Palladium with Bradley Walsh, and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show. He has performed at The Royal Variety Performance on three occasions.

After Paul won America’s Got Talent he enjoyed a headline residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and has also toured the US and UK with his critically acclaimed All Mouth and Puppet Party shows.

GLT publisher, Rob Yandell said: “The Group Leisure & Travel Awards are the ultimate accolade in group travel and the dinner and ceremony is quite rightly regarded as the night of the year for our sector. We know that Paul will add fun and humour to the event to ensure guests have a fantastic experience.”

You can watch the highlights of the 2022 ceremony in 60-seconds below…

The best for groups recognised

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards asks group organisers to vote for what they think is best across numerous categories including Best UK Attraction, Best Museum or Gallery, and Best Group Tour Operator. Every year, since 1997, the initiative continues to recognise attractions, experiences, operators, hotels and suppliers from across the travel trade.

Plus, two award categories shine a spotlight on the people making a difference.

Rewarding special people who bring groups together for amazing experiences, the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® has a first prize of £2,000 for the winning GTO to spend on a fantastic holiday.

The Excellence Award is for an individual’s service to group travel organisers and is an accolade for those in the travel trade who go the extra mile to support GTOs with their trips and holidays.

Voting, entries and nominations for the 2023 awards will open in the spring. 

The 2023 Awards Dinner and Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 4th October at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, which is the night prior to the Group Leisure & Travel Show. Ticket information for the ceremony can be found by clicking here.

Attention travel trade: you can become an Awards Partner and benefit from fantastic value packages that maximise your branding across print, online, email… and the event itself. To find out contact Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323, email or click here.