Organisers of the Group Leisure & Travel Awards have moved to reassure guests, finalists and partners that the ceremony is all set for 4th October in Milton Keynes, with convenient and free parking options.

Drinks Reception at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards

Don’t mind if I do - as always there will be a few glasses of fizz enjoyed before dinner.

It’s the only national awards celebrating and recognising group travel, and over 250 guests are booked to attend the black-tie dinner and ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Stadium MK.

The best of the travel trade and group travel organisers will be in attendance as we discover who, what and where has been voted the best for group trips and holidays by readers of Group Leisure & Travel.

Award categories include Best UK Attraction, Best Group Tour Operator and the Group Travel Organiser of the Year® Award.

It’s a big few days for group travel with the Group Leisure & Travel Show taking place on Thursday 5th October at the adjacent Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.

Rail strikes won’t stop the party

There is a planned rail strike on Wednesday 4th October, which is the day of the Awards Dinner and Ceremony. Rail services will be very limited and so event organisers recommend that guests travel to the venue by car or coach.

Reaching the DoubleTree by Hilton by car is easy and parking is free (car reg details need to be registered at the hotel to avoid parking charges, see event page for details).

National Express also run services to the Milton Keynes Coachway.

You can keep up to date with the disruption to train services via the Avanti West Coast website here and National Rail here

Group Leisure & Travel publisher, Rob Yandell said: “We had a strike on the day of the awards dinner last year and it didn’t stop us having a great event. We plan on doing the same this time, so make sure you’re there to celebrate, network and party with us.” 

GLT Awards 2022 After Party

Guests hit the dance floor and enjoy the after party at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards in 2022.

America’s Got Talent winner to host ceremony

Paul Zerdin is regarded by many as the UK’s number one ventriloquist and will be hosting the ceremony and performing his headline act.

He has appeared on countless TV shows including Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Tonight at The London Palladium with Bradley Walsh, and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show. Paul has also performed at The Royal Variety Performance on three occasions.

After Paul won America’s Got Talent he enjoyed a headline residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and has also toured the US and UK with his critically acclaimed All Mouth and Puppet Party shows.

You can read our interview with him by clicking here.

For Group Leisure & Travel Awards event and ticket information click here.

To go to the Awards website home page click here.

Should you have any questions about the awards please telephone the events team on 01908 613323.