The Awards

Coach tourism’s highest accolade

Our mission is to recognise and reward those who contribute to the continual growth and development of the vibrant coach tourism sector. 

Each year since 2005, the coach tourism community turn their attention to the British Coach Tourism Awards (also known as the BCTAs). Intrigue and anticipation builds to a climax at the glamorous Awards ceremony, where 19 deserving winners are crowned the very best in the business.

The only national awards scheme dedicated to coach tourism, the BCTAs highlight examples of best practice in coach touring and raise awareness of those who go the extra mile. Meticulously judged by a panel of industry experts and bought to you by the team behind the British Tourism & Travel Show, the BCTAs are the sectors most sought after accolade.

The first purpose 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 great coach holidays can be!

How to enter

Historically, entries have been by self-nomination only, but this year nominations are also being accepted for coach tour operators and their favourite attractions, hotels and suppliers, providing an even greater chance of them being recognised for their exemplary contributions to coach tourism.