2018 Shortlist

Coach Friendly Destination

  • Beverley
  • Bournemouth
  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Devon
  • Guildford
  • Otley
  • Wells

 

Coach Friendly Attraction

  • Alton Towers
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Dyffryn Gardens (National Trust)
  • Longleat
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • RHS Wisley, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor & Harlow Carr
  • Scampston Hall & Walled Garden
  • Scone Palace
  • The World of James Herriot
  • Woburn Abbey & Gardens

 

 

European Coach Friendly Attraction

Partnered by:

DFDS

  • Cambrai Tank Museum
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Jersey Zoo
  • Keukenhof
  • Lovers Canal Cruises

 

Cross-Sea Carrier 

Partnered by:

  • Condor Ferries
  • Eurotunnel le Shuttle
  • P&O Ferries
  • Irish Ferries

 

River and Inland Cruise Operator

  • Broads Tours
  • MBNA Thames Clippers
  • Sabrina Boat
  • Stuart Line Cruises
  • Trent River Cruises Ltd
  • Ullswater Steamers

 

Heritage Railway

  • Gwili Railway
  • Kirklees Light Railway
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • West Somerset Railway

 

Accommodation Provider (Independent Hotels)

  • Marine Hotel, Devon
  • Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
  • Away Resorts – Mill Rythe, Hampshire
  • The Metropole Hotel & Spa, Llandrindod Wells
  • Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, Warrington

 

Accommodation Provider (Hotel Groups)

  • Best Western Hotels
  • Hallmark Hotels
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Marriott Hotels UK

 

Tour Wholesaler and Industry Supplier 

Partnered by:

  • Action Tours
  • Advantage Now
  • Encore
  • Greatdays Travel Group
  • Groups Direct
  • Hospitality Line
  • ICT Group Travel
  • Norman Allen Group Travel

 

Dining Experience (NEW)

  • Bateaux London
  • Newmarket Racecourses
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Poplars Garden Centre
  • Waxy O’Connors

 

Theatre Production – reader’s choice award (NEW) 

Partnered by:

  • 42nd Street
  • Aladdin
  • An American in Paris
  • Kinky Boots
  • Kynren
  • Matilda
  • School of Rock
  • Wicked

 

Holiday Programme

Partnered by:

Distinctive

  • Bakers Dolphin
  • Eastons Holidays
  • Gardiners NMC
  • Kirbys Coaches
  • Lucketts Travel
  • Roberts Travel Group
  • Shaws of Maxey
  • Woods Travel Ltd

 

Day Excursion Programme

Partnered by:

  • Bakers Dolphin
  • Eastons Holidays
  • Gardiners NMC
  • Roberts Travel Group
  • Shaws of Maxey
  • Woods Travel Ltd

 

Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year 

Partnered by:

  • Groups Direct Ltd – The Matinee Shows
  • Harry Shaw City Cruises Holiday Ltd – Social media
  • Rendezvous Hotel – The Real Yorkshire Experience campaign
  • Skills Group – Holiday brands
  • Spot Travel Services – Business change
  • Travel by Knight – Mini sleeper coach

 

Coach Tourism Professional of the Year

  • Suzanne Evans – Boons Calibre Travel
  • Team Devon – Devon4Groups
  • Martin Slater – GreatDays Travel Group
  • Joseph Rawlings – Groups Direct Ltd
  • Adrian Smith, Melanie Cox, Alistair Scott – Gardiners NMC
  • John Jacobs – Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

 

Coach Tour Driver of the Year

Partnered by:

  • Michael Blowers – Bakers Dolphin
  • Team Eastons 2017 – Eastons Holidays
  • Jones Holiday Drivers – Alpine Travel
  • Henry McCarrison – Glenton Holidays
  • Shaun Raven – Alfa Travel
  • Miriam Unsworth – self employed

 

Coach Tour Operator – Small Fleet (1-5 coaches)

  • Acklams Coaches Ltd
  • Dunwood Travel
  • Hough’s of Lincolnshire
  • IOW Tours

 

Coach Tour Operator – Medium Fleet (6-15 coaches)

Partnered by:

P&O

  • Bayliss Executive Travel
  • Bluebird Coaches (Weymouth) Ltd
  • Caradoc Coaches
  • Eastons Holidays
  • Roberts Travel Group
  • Woods Travel Ltd

 

Coach Tour Operator – Large Fleet (more than 15 coaches)

Partnered by:

  • Bakers Dolphin
  • Edwards Coaches Ltd
  • Glenton Holidays
  • Lucketts Travel
  • Shearings Holidays

 

British Coach Tourism Recognition Award

Partnered by:

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