The Group Leisure Awards 2016

Tickets and table bookings for the Group Leisure Awards 2017 are available to book now.

Taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday 11th October, the awards recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as voted for by Group Leisure readers.

Your ticket includes a drinks reception followed by a delicious dinner and wine; live music from party band The Talent, back by popular demand; and the opportunity to network and have fun with the travel trade and GTOs.

And of course, there’s the main event – the Group Leisure Awards ceremony itself, which will reveal the results of our 2017 Reader Awards with special guests (to be revealed).

You can watch the video below to watch a review of the Group Leisure Awards 2016, which featured entertainment from Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag (Strictly Come Dancing), who also co-hosted the ceremony.

The Awards

The Group Leisure Awards cover 21 categories, including Best Shopping Experience, Best Cruise Line, Best Christmas Experience and Best Accommodation for Groups.

The Awards also include the esteemed Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award, and The Excellence Award.

The Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award puts great group organisers on a pedestal. It’s designed to recognise those who work their socks off to continually deliver enjoyable days out and holidays for their groups.

Plus it comes with an amazing first prize of £2,000, which the winner can spend on a familiarisation holiday to a destination of their choice.

The Excellence Award, meanwhile, is presented to an individual from the travel trade who has really pushed the boat out when it comes to providing great service to group travel organisers.

Nominations are made by GTOs and colleagues, and a shortlist of four finalists is drawn up by Group Leisure based on the information provided by the readers. Group organisers then vote for the ultimate winner.

You can secure a table or tickets to the Group Leisure Awards 2017 by visiting or by phoning Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323.

For companies interested in becoming an official Awards Partner please click here for more information, or telephone Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323.