The British Coach Tourism Awards


We are delighted to announce the launch of the British Coach Tourism Awards 2017.

Timed to coincide with the British Tourism & Travel Show at the NEC Birmingham, 22-23 March, the awards gala dinner is the perfect high-profile event for the industry to celebrate achievement and excellence.

Previously known as the National Coach Tourism Awards, these awards recognise excellence and developments across coach tour operators, destinations, visitor attractions and tourism suppliers.

Why Enter?

Entering gives you:

  • Recognition for all the hard work that you and your team have achieved over the past 12 months
  • The opportunity to use the success to raise the profile of your business, destinations, attraction, service or product among your business, visitors, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • The opportunity to generate media interest that will help differentiate what you offer from other businesses, and help catch the attention of potential customers and visitors.

Photos from the show:

  • Winners celebrating at the National Coach Tourism Awards 2016
  • Tour Wholesaler - Greatdays Travel Group
  • Guests take their seats at the 2016 National Coach Tourism Awards
  • The Key Notes
  • River & Inland Cruise Operator - Ullswater 'Steamers'
  • Magician Martin
  • Holiday Programme - Shaws Coaches
  • Heritage Railway - Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • Guests getting ready to find out the winners
  • Guests enjoying the drinks reception
  • Guests at the drinks reception
  • Drinks Reception
  • Drinks Reception in full swing
  • Cross-Sea Carrier - CalMac Ferries
  • Coach Tourism Professional - Alan Payling
  • Coach Tourism Innovation - Johnsons Coach Travel
  • Coach Tour Operator Small - Fenn Holidays
  • Coach Tour Operator Medium - Parrys International Tours
  • Coach Tour Operator Large - Maynes Coaches
  • Coach Tour Operator Brochure - Silver Star Holidays
  • Coach Tour Driver- Alyn Frankel
  • Coach Monthly Special - Roger Elsmere
  • Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction - Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare
  • Coach Friendly Shopping Destination - Blackburn Market
  • Coach Friendly Destination - Burnham-on-Sea
  • Anthea Turner
  • Accommodation Provider - Individual Hotel - Rendezvous Hotel
  • Accommodation Provider - Hotel Groups - Hallmark Hotels


We strive to improve our product and service year on year, this award is testament to the staff that helped us achieve that for the enjoyment of our customers.

Since first being a finalist, then a winner, we have seen a rise in trips to our market, the award has enhanced our image and been great for our traders who now are enjoying increased visits from more coach operators bringing new shoppers to them.

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