We’re thrilled to be able to share with you the 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards finalists. Now it’s time for you to choose your winners from this year’s shortlist.

Thank you to the readers who nominated their favourites during Round 1.

You’ll find out who the six finalists are in each of the 18 categories listed below. If you’re a group travel organiser we now want you to vote and help shape the 2023 results.

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Votes must be received on or before 2nd July to be counted and the winners will be announced during the GLT Awards ceremony on Wednesday 4th October at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Milton Keynes.


Vote for your winners from the 2023 GLT Awards shortlist…

Best UK Attraction for Children & Families

  • Cadbury World
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • Monkey World
  • Norfolk Lavender
  • West Midland Safari Park
  • Aerospace Bristol
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
  • National Waterways Museum
  • Royal Air Force Museum London
  • The Royal Mint Experience

Thank you to our official 2023 Awards Partners…


Best Historic Attraction or Venue

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Hereford Cathedral
  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
  • Tower of London
  • Waddesdon Manor
  • Windsor Castle

Best Garden Visit

  • Borde Hill
  • Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • The Savill Garden

Tulip border

Groups are spoilt for choice when it comes to garden visits - but which gets your ultimate vote this year?

Best Coach or Tour Operator - UK Tours

  • Alfa Travel
  • Airedale Tours
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • Dunwood
  • InterChoice
  • Just Go Holidays
  • DFDS
  • Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
  • Irish Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Stena Line
  • Wightlink

Vote for your winners…

You can vote for the winner in as many categories as you like, from the list of six finalists in each. Click the button below to tell us who should win. 

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Best Event for Groups

  • BBC Gardeners’ World Live
  • Kynren
  • London International Horse Show
  • Qatar Goodwood Festival 
  • Royal Ascot
  • Southport Flower Show

Best Christmas Experience

  • Christmas at Kew
  • Gloucester Quays
  • Hever Castle
  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular
  • Waddesdon Manor
  • York Christmas Festival

Christmas decorations

Who will receive the festive crown for the 2023 Best Christmas Experience Award?

Best Guided Tour

  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery
  • Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • Manchester City Stadium Tour
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • The Royal Mint Experience

Best Accommodation for Groups

  • Brend Hotels
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • Leisureplex
  • Potters Resorts
  • Richardson Hotels
  • Warner Leisure Hotels

Best Group Dining Experience

  • Bateaux London
  • Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
  • The Floating Grace
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Mamma Mia! The Party
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Pullman Dining Carriages

Did you know that 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? 

Paul Zerdin

Star ventriloquist and America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin is set to be a big hit at the 2023 Awards ceremony. 


Best Theatre Production

  • Disney’s Frozen The West End Musical
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Pretty Woman The Musical
  • SIX
  • Wicked

Best Cruise Line

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

Cruise deck

Have you taken part in a particularly memorable sailing recently? Let us know who deserves the Best Cruise Line Award.

Best Ticketing Agency

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

 Best UK Destination

  • Isle of Wight
  • Leicestershire
  • London
  • Staffordshire
  • Wiltshire
  • York

The city of York, England

York came out on top of the Best UK Destination category in 2022 - but where gets your vote for 2023?

Best International Destination

  • Flanders
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia

Best Group Tour Operator

  • Airedale Tours
  • Alfa Travel
  • HF Holidays
  • Simply Groups
  • Success Tours
  • Travel Editions

Best UK Attraction

  • Brighton i360
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Coronation Street The Tour
  • Longleat
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • Windsor Castle

Now that you’ve seen the full list of finalists, we’d love to hear your views on who, where and what should win this year…

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The Group Leisure & Travel Awards also features the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® and The Excellence Award; the finalists for these categories will be announced in due course.

Keep up to date with these awards as well as other updates at groupleisureandtravel.com/awards 

Voting for the categories listed above closes on Sunday 2nd July, 2023, and all winners will be announced at the ceremony on Wednesday 4th October at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes.