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British Coach Tourism Awards 2018 winners

The British Coach Tourism Awards 2018 took place on 21 March at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

British Coach Tourism Awards 2018
The winners of the British Coach Tourism Awards 2018

Here’s who won:

Coach Friendly Destination

Coach Friendly Attraction
National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
Highly Commended – Belleek Pottery

European Coach Friendly Attraction
Lovers Canal Cruises, Amsterdam

Cross-Sea Carrier
Condor Ferries

River and Inland Cruise Operator
Broads Tours

Heritage Railway
West Somerset Railway

Accommodation Provider – independent hotels
Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
‘The Yorkshire Hotel by the Canal’

Accommodation Provider – hotel groups
Hilton Worldwide

Tour Wholesaler and Industry Supplier
ICT Group Travel

Dining Experience
Bateaux London
Highly Commended – Planet Hollywood

Theatre Production
42nd Street

Holiday Programme
Gardiners NMC
Highly Commended – Lucketts

Day Excursion Programme
Shaws of Maxey

Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year
Travel by Knight – mini sleeper coach

Coach Tourism Professional of the Year
Adrian Smith, Melanie Cox and Alistair Scott, Gardiners NMC

Coach Tour Driver of the Year
Michael Blowers, Bakers Dolphin
Highly Commended – Miriam Unsworth, self-employed

Coach Tour Operator – small fleet
Hough’s of Lincolnshire

Coach Tour Operator – medium fleet
Bayliss Executive Travel

Coach Tour Operator – large fleet
Bakers Dolphin

The British Coach Tourism Recognition Award
Brian Way, Wayahead Travel.
A posthumous award. Brian died last year.

The event was attended by around 400 coach tourism professionals and guests. It was hosted by television presenter Angela Rippon.

For more information, go to www.britishcoachawards.co.uk

British Coach Tourism Awards 2018