Who, what and where deserves recognition across group travel and leisure?

Olivia Goodfellow and her group in Kenya

GTO of the Year® 2018 winner, Olivia Goodfellow and her group on a group holiday to Kenya.

There’s no doubt that the travel and tourism industry has been presented with some of the toughest challenges during these unprecedented times. Positivity and support is now as important as ever. There has been much kindness, ingenuity and determination shown by attractions, tour operators and individuals among others. So let us celebrate that and recognise the amazing people and companies through this year’s awards initiative.

We now invite travel organisers to share their views and to tell us what’s best for groups.

What attractions and companies stand out for you? Perhaps some offer fantastic services, offers and extras for groups and deliver for you year after year. How well do they look after you as the organiser before, during and after the trip takes place?

Vote in the GLT Awards 2020

Voting is now open for the annual Reader Awards from Group Leisure & Travel, allowing people who organise group trips and holidays the opportunity to tell us who, what and where is best based on their own experiences. 

Perhaps you’ve received fantastic service from a tour operator, or had a memorable day out at a top attraction. Whatever it is, make sure you have your say and tell us who should be rewarded. 

There are a total of 20 categories including two individual awards which you can now nominate and enter. In addition to voting make sure you read about the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award 2020 and The Excellence Award

See our full category guide to find out more and for helpful guidelines. 

Who can vote? 

People who organise group trips and holidays, a.k.a group travel organisers. This can be a volunteer, someone who organises as a hobby, for a full-time job, or a person who operates as an independent travel organiser. We don’t accept votes from those working for suppliers and operators, such as tour companies, tourist boards or hoteliers.

Voting closes on Wednesday 1st July, 2020. Any votes received after this time will not be counted. All category finalists will be made public via the magazine and online, ahead of the ceremony.

Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® - win £2,000 towards a holiday

This award recognises great group travel organisers who go the extra mile to ensure their group have fantastic trips and memorable experiences. 


Sue Shapland, crowned Group Travel Organiser of the Year last year, organised a hot air balloon ride for her group for their safari holiday.

Nominations and entries are now open for this year’s award. People who organise group trips and holidays can enter themselves into the competition, whether it’s your full-time job, a voluntary role or if you organise outings as a hobby or as an independent travel organiser. 

Note - this is an award for an individual, not a company. Other categories enable readers to vote for their favourite suppliers and The Excellence Award is for an individual from the travel trade. 

GTO of the Year info

Who gives excellent service?

You can nominate an individual for The Excellence Award which rewards an individual’s service to group travel organisers. 

Previous winners have worked for tour operators, coach companies, ticket providers, racecourses and even world-class orchestras. Now it’s time to tell us who goes above and beyond for you when it comes to your group travel needs and bookings. 

Excellence Award Nomination Form


The official 2020 Awards Partners…

Group Leisure & Travel Awards Partners 2020


For information about becoming an Awards Partner click here or e-mail sales@groupleisureandtravel.com