CTA members were prominent among the winners at this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards which were presented during the British Tourism & Travel show this month. The awards ceremony, took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham following the first day of the show.

“Huge congratulations goes to all our winners in this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards. there was real emotion among our highly deserving winners and a fantastic atmosphere of celebration,” says David Maguire, event director of British Coach Tourism Awards.

“Once again, the quality of the entries reflected the quality and importance of the amazing coach tourism sector and the inspiring professionals working in it. The awards are a great way to reward them for their hard work and dedication to the UK tourism sector, so it’s an honour to be a part of that. Well done to everyone who took home an award, and a huge thanks to our judges, our partners, and everyone in the industry who supports the event.”

British Coach Tourism Awards 2019 winners:

Coach Friendly Destination – partnered by the Coach Tourism Association

• Wells – Winner

• Bournemouth & Poole – Highly commended

Coach Friendly Attraction – partnered by Beverley, East Yorkshire

• The Bishop’s Palace – Winner

• New Lanark Mills – Highly commended

Cross-Sea Carrier – partnered by Edwards Coach Holidays

• P & O Ferries

River and Inland Cruise Operator – partnered by DFDS

• Ullswater Steamers

Heritage Railway– partnered by City Cruises

• Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Accommodation provider (Independent Hotels)– partnered by ICT Group Travel

• Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

Accommodation Provider (Hotel Groups)– partnered by Bakers Dolphin

• Warner Leisure Hotels – Winner

• Hallmark Hotels – Highly commended

Tour Wholesaler and Industry Supplier– partnered by Planet Hollywood & The View from the Shard

• Greatdays Travel Group

Dining Experience – partnered by AGTO (Association of Group Travel Organisers)

• Planet Hollywood – Winner

• 360 Cookhouse – Highly commended

Holiday Programme – partnered by Distinctive Systems

• Reays Coaches – Winner

• Bakers Dolphin – Highly commended

Day Excursion Programme – partnered by P&O Ferries

• Richmond’s Coaches – Winner

• Lucketts Travel – Highly commended

Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year – partnered by Eurotunnel

• United Minibuses & Coaches – Online Live Pricing Tool

Coach Tourism Professional of the Year – partnered by Continuum

• Andrew Simpson – Classic Britain Hotels

Coach Tour Driver of the Year – partnered by Roadchef

• Ken Cato – Masons Minibus & Coach Hire

Coach Tour Operator – Small Fleet (1-5 Coaches) – partnered by Condor Ferries

• Acklams Coaches

Coach Tour Operator – Medium Fleet (6-15 Coaches) – partnered by Warner Leisure Hotels

• Bluebird Coaches (Weymouth) Ltd

Coach Tour Operator – Large Fleet (more than 15 Coaches) – partnered by Wrightsure

• Johnsons Coaches