Group Leisure & Travel has officially launched its 2019 reader awards, which are once again backed by some of the biggest names and most recognised brands across the travel and leisure industry.

Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2019

The most prestigious initiative of its kind in the sector, the awards recognise excellence and the best service in group travel.

Categories include Best Museum or Gallery, Best Coach or Tour Operator - UK Tours, and Best Historic Attraction or Venue. 

The prestigious Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® is set to be a major highlight, as is The Excellence Award, which recognises service to group travel organisers by an individual working in the group travel trade. Voting for this year’s awards will open in the spring.

A new venue will host the 2019 dinner and ceremony which will be held at the Hilton Hotel at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes on 9th October. The Group Leisure & Travel Show will be taking place at the adjacent Marshall Arena at the stadium the following day.

The 2018 Awards took place on Wednesday 10th October, 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Head here for a reminder of all the winners and finalists were.

The Video Review of the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018, including interviews with winners and guests.

Becoming an official Awards Partner

Sharon Yandell of Group Leisure & Travel comments: ”A limited number of opportunities are still available for companies and brands to participate and support the 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, by becoming an official Awards Partner. But the message is be quick!

“Packages offer many months of high-profile marketing across various platforms, plus a table at the dinner, and the chance to present a category award during the ceremony on 9th October with our celebrity guest.”

Guests enjoying the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018

Guests enjoying the Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony in Birmingham in 2018.

What our partners have said…

”We’re delighted to be sponsoring the award for Best Christmas Experience in 2019. Switzerland itself welcomes many groups looking to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and so we’re looking forward to recognising fantastic festive experiences for groups.” Adrian Millan, Switzerland Travel Centre

”Choosing the right tour operator is so important for groups which is why we at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle are really excited to be sponsoring the award for Best Group Tour Operator – Short Haul this year. The Awards are a fantastic initiative to be involved in and the perfect way to recognise the best across the group travel industry.” Tracy Bayliss, Eurotunnel

”As London’s newest attraction for groups, BODY WORLDS is so pleased to be supporting this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards in sponsoring the award for Best Group Dining Experience. They’re a great initiative to shine a spotlight on the best across group travel – bring on October, it’s going to be a great celebration!” Emma-Jane Nutbrown, BODY WORLDS London

To find out more about partnerships and sponsorships contact Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 or e-mail

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A special thanks to our 2019 Awards Partners: