The team from Travelsphere winning Best Group Tour Operator - Long Haul

Wheels are now in motion for the 2016 Group Leisure Awards, which recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as voted for by you - and there’s a brand new category, too.

Some of the biggest names in travel have once again backed the awards by becoming official partners and include the likes of Thomas Cook, Travelsphere, Planet Hollywood and The London Bridge Experience & Tombs.

Voting will open in the spring and culminate in another huge evening of entertainment and glamour at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the 19th October.

An awards first for the groups market

A brand new category has been added for 2016. The first ever Best Christmas Experience award will be presented to acknowledge the importance of the festive period in group travel.

A few partnership opportunities are still available for the awards, offering months of high profile marketing, a table at the dinner, and the chance to present the award itself for those involved.

To find out more contact Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 or e-mail

A word from our partners…

“Cruising continues to represent a major part of the business mix at just for groups! and as such we are delighted to once again sponsor the Group Leisure Award for the Best Cruise Line in 2016!”

Harold Burke, sales director, just for groups!

“The Rainforest Cafe is delighted to be presenting the Best Shopping Experience this year. It’s a real industry benchmark rewarding those suppliers who are best in class and we look forward to helping our industry celebrate the successes together.”

Simon Yandell, sales and marketing manager, Rainforest Café

“HF Holidays is thrilled to be sponsoring the Best Airline award for another year. This key event in our calendar supports what is great about group travel: it is fun, energetic, inspiring and rewarding, and a great opportunity to catch up and celebrate with peers and customers alike.”

Emma Beattie, head of sales and marketing, HF Holidays

Pictured: Emily Wells from Ascot Racecourse and Simon Reeve present the Best Group Tour Operator - Long Haul award to Glen Thomas, Maria Hitchens and Rebecca Dance from Travelsphere.