For an individual’s service to group travel organisers, this award was created to shine a spotlight on travel industry professionals who go the extra mile for their customers.
Established in 2008, this award was created to shine a spotlight on travel industry professionals who go the extra mile for their customers.
Whether you organise a day trip or a long haul holiday, it is often the people you deal with who can make the difference, especially when it comes to groups. As an organiser, you want to be confident that everything is going to run smoothly and that you will receive the help and support needed throughout the whole process.
Your 2019 finalists are…
Those who are that little bit closer to claiming this special accolade are:
- Ellie Fulcher, sales manager (groups & affinity), Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
- Barry Watson, group sales and customer service supervisor, The Original Tour
- Nikki Stephenson, group sales executive, just for groups!
- Melissa Hackney, groups sales and marketing manager, RHS
The individual who has received the most votes will be announced as the winner at the annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony, which takes place on 9th October in Milton Keynes. For event and ticket information click here.
Who won last time?
Barbara Flood, group holiday sales adviser for Warner Leisure Hotels was presented with The 2018 Excellence Award at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony held in Birmingham last October.
Nominated by customers and voted for by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine, Barbara received the highest number of votes and was recognised for outstanding service to GTOs.
She previously told us she still looks forward to Monday mornings, even after 12 years in the role and added: “I’m very fortunate to work in a fun and friendly office; I think that comes across to our organisers. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of our organisers at exhibitions and events and at our hotels, making friends along the way.”
For more information about the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, which culminates this year in a ceremony on Wednesday, 9th October, at the Hilton in Milton Keynes, head to www.groupleisureandtravel.com/awards or to speak to the GLT team about the Awards telephone 01908 613323 or send an email to email@example.com.