The 2024 Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony is moving to a five-star venue in London and at a different time of year. 

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The event is moving to the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London and will be staged on Thursday 27th June for what promises to be a glitzy celebration of the only national awards recognising group travel. 

It follows the success of the 2023 GLT Awards dinner which took place in the city of Milton Keynes at the beginning of October having moved there in 2019 after more than a decade at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC.

The event was last held in London in 2005 and has traditionally been staged at the same time as the Group Leisure & Travel Show. While the exhibition will remain in Milton Keynes (taking place on 3rd October 2024 at the Marshall Arena).

GLT publisher, Rob Yandell explains: “We want to build upon the success of the awards and feel that moving the ceremony to a five-star venue in central London will enable us to deliver an even bigger and better celebration.

“While it has always been nice to have the GLT Awards ceremony and GLT Show at the same time, it’s clear that separating them will allow guests, partners and exhibitors to focus more on each individual event, which we feel will benefit everyone.

“The summer timing works well logistically and this upgrade comes off the back of a very successful 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Awards.” 

The winners of the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2023 celebrate their win at the ceremony in Milton Keynes

The GLT Awards 2023 ceremony was hosted by America’s Got Talent winner and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin who’s pictured here with the winners. 

More about the 2024 GLT Awards

Launching in December this year, the Group Leisure & Travel Awards for 2024 will once again recognise the best attractions, experiences and suppliers for group trips and holidays as voted for by readers. 

Categories will include Best Historic Attraction or Venue, Best Event for Groups and Best Guided Tour. First round nominations will open in December followed by voting for the shortlisted finalists from March.

The Group Travel Organiser of the Year® and The Excellence Award will once again recognise individuals who make the difference.

The winners of all categories will be revealed at the five-star ceremony in London on Thursday 27th June, 2024. 


See the highlights from the 2023 GLT Awards video in this one-minute video: 


What partners have said about the GLT Awards

Over half of the 2023 Awards Partners have already confirmed their participation for 2024. 

Sallyanne Gooch of Potters Resorts, which was one of the 2023 Awards Partners said: “Potters Resorts values and respects Group Leisure & Travel as a leading brand within the group market and we believe our product matches the ethos of both companies. We both believe in offering quality products to group travellers and value the great work and commitment made by so many group organisers throughout the year.

“The process of participating in the awards initiative allows us to receive valuable feedback from customers and industry experts.”

Martin Jenkins at Daish’s Holidays added: “The Group Leisure & Travel Awards give Daish’s Holidays the chance to join with our industry partners in recognising the tremendous effort and achievements within the industry. They give us all the opportunity to acknowledge everyone in our sector and especially those shortlisted for the various awards.”

Group Leisure & Travel Awards winner trophies.

Who will be getting their hands on the trophies in 2024? It’ll be down to the readers of Group Leisure & Travel to decide.

The Royal Mint’s Paul Brandwood added: “This is our opportunity to give back to the industry that supports us every year. GLT has been a market leader for over 25 years, they are a voice in the industry you can trust.

“Here at The Royal Mint, Home of the original maker, rewarding excellence is something we pride ourselves on. And supporting an industry leading organisation with their awards initiative seems an ideal fit for us.”

For companies and attractions interested in supporting the 2024 awards… 

Get in touch to find out how your support can provide amazing brand exposure and value across print, online and the ceremony itself. 

Telephone Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323 or send an email to who will be happy to help.

Awards Partner information can also be viewed here.

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