The Awards

Coach tourism’s highest accolade

The first purpose of the Awards is to recognise and reward those businesses that make life as easy as possible for coach group organisers – attractions, destinations, hotels, wholesalers and other suppliers that contribute to the UK’s thriving group tourism sector by being as “coach-friendly” as possible.

The second strand to the BCTAs is the all-important operator awards. From having a stunning holiday brochure to efficiently running a high-quality fleet, the BCTAs reward coach tour operators that showcase to the rest of the world just how good coach holidays can be.

We’ve introduced a couple of exciting new awards this year.

The first is Dining Experience, which recognises the many exceptional food and drink options that are now available for groups – from dining on board a river cruise, to visiting a themed restaurant that’s an attraction in itself.

The second is Theatre Production, and this is where you come in. In the next few months, we will invite you through the pages of Group Tourism & Travel Magazine (GT&T) to nominate your favourite stage show of 2017. It’s your opinion that will count, so look out for the chance to have your say!



The deadline for submissions is 17 November 2017

That gives you a good four months to put your best foot forward and enter. Entry is by self-nomination, with a simple form to fill out and the opportunity to send plenty of supplementary evidence to demonstrate you’re a first-class coach tourism star.

Your submission will be carefully considered in December by our panel of judges, who will be going through entries with fine-tooth combs to identify the very best in the business.

Once they have made their decisions, the shortlist will be published in the issue of GT&T dated January 2018.

And while that’s going on, you can get ready to celebrate the industry in style by booking your tickets in advance, so as not to miss out on another fantastic night.

We promise you an evening to remember.