Six GLT readers have won a pair of tickets each to the Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony on Wednesday 10th October.

Group Leisure %26 Travel Awards 2018

The winners were picked from the entries to a recent competition, which ran in the September edition of Group Leisure & Travel Magazine and through the website. The lucky participants will now attend the five-star Awards Dinner & Ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, near the NEC.

Readers were invited to answer a question about this year’s special guest awards host, Gyles Brandreth. The writer, author and broadcaster, well known for shows such as BBC’s The One Show, QI and Have I Got News for You, will help present the ceremony, which promises lots of fun and laughs.

The winners of the competition were: Corinne Bennett, Lynda Robinson, Clive Roylance, Harry Stratton, Roger Tacq and Ruth Thomason.

Exciting changes: finalists revealed

For the first time in the awards’ 21-year history, all of the category finalists have been made public ahead of the ceremony. Voted were received from group travel organisers, responsible for all sorts of trips and holidays for all types of people.

Head to our dedicated section to find out who the finalists are - but you’ll have to wait until the night itself to discover the winners.

Crowning glory: the GTO of the Year®

Everyone will also finally find out who has won the coveted Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® at the ceremony, which comes with a £2,000 prize to spend on a holiday.

The winner was selected following a rigorous judging process, which involved a panel of expert judges for the final stage.

The 2018 finalists, listed below, were chosen because of their organisational skills, travel knowledge and positive impact they have on the lives of others.

They are:

•    Joan Hanks, St Andrew’s Ladies Luncheon Club

•    Olivia Goodfellow, Enfield Over 50s Forum

•    Sue Goodwin, Fun Days & Tours Club

•    Tracey Sutton Lambert, Waitrose Head Office

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards is the most important night for anyone connected with group travel and individual tickets and table bookings are available. Tickets include a drinks reception, fantastic dinner with wine, entertainment from Gyles Brandreth and the Awards Ceremony itself revealing all the winners.

The after party will conclude another first class occasion with live music from top party band, Fully Funktional. Whether you are networking, rewarding, or simply partying, it is the place to be.

For event information and a ticket order form go to or telephone Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323.