Group Leisure Awards 2015 Winners

Votes and nominations are now being taken for all 21 of the Group Leisure Awards 2016, including The Excellence Award and Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award.

The Group Leisure Awards cherry pick the best providers, destinations, attractions, companies and individuals in group travel and leisure, as chosen by Group Leisure readers.

The first 19 awards have been designed to benchmark quality in the industry. Accolades range from Best Group Dining Experience and Best Theatre Production to Best Group Tour Operator Long-haul.

New for this year is the Best Christmas Experience, which will be presented to acknowledge the importance of the festive period in group travel.

The remaining two rewards recognise individuals in group travel and leisure.

The Excellence Award was created to acknowledge people working for travel trade suppliers who go above and beyond to make sure GTOs and their groups get exactly what they want from a visit, experience or trip.

The Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award, meanwhile, has been created to appreciate GTOs who work their socks off to continually deliver enjoyable days out and holidays for their groups.

This winner of this award will receive £2,000 to spend on a familiarisation trip of their choice.

How do you vote?

Votes for all the awards are being taken online via the Group Leisure website.

Postal votes are also being taken for the first 19 awards – you’ll find a voting form in the May edition of Group Leisure magazine.

Voting closes on Monday 4th July.

The Group Leisure Awards ceremony

The winners of the Group Leisure Awards will be revealed at a five-star ceremony and awards dinner, which will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and feature special guests Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, famous for their turns on Strictly Come Dancing.

Tickets are now on sale for the Group Leisure Awards ceremony. To get yours visit