The British Coach Tourism Awards 2018

The prestigious awards took place at the National Motorcycle Museum following the first day of the British Travel and Tourism Show. Presenting the best in coach tourism all over the UK and Europe and judged by a panel of expert judges, the night was a spectacular event!

made were proud to co-ordinate the sponsorship of the drinks reception with Bat Out of Hell. 

Congratulations to all the winners!



Coach Friendly Destination - sponsored by The NEC, Birmingham



Coach Friendly Attraction - sponsored by Shearings

National Memorial Arboretum


European Coach Friendly Attraction - sponsored by DFDS

Lovers Canal Cruises


Cross-Sea Carrier - sponsored by Edwards Coach Holidays

Condor Ferries


River and Inland Cruise Operator - sponsored by Eastons

Broads Tour


Heritage Railway - sponsored by BTTS

West Somerset Railways


Accommodation Provider (independent hotels - sponsored by West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton


Accommodation Provider (hotel groups) - sponsored by Bakers Dolphin

Hilton Worldwide


Tour Wholesale and Industry Supplier - sponsored by The View From The Shard and Planet Hollywood

ICT Group Travel


Dining Experience - sponsored by AGTO

Bateaux London


Theatre Production - Readers Choice Award - sponsored by BTTS

42nd Street


Holiday Programme - sponsored by Distinctive Systems

Gardeners NMC


Day Excursion Programme - sponsored by Warner Leisure Hotels

Shows of Maxey


Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year - sponsored by Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle

Travel by Knight - Mini Sleeper coach


Coach Tourism Professional of the Year - sponsored by Longleaf

Adrian Smith, Melanie Cox, Alistair Scott - Gardiners NMC


Coach Tour Driver of the Year - sponsored by Roadchef

Michael Blowers - Bakers Dolphin


Coach Tour Operator - Small Fleet (1-5 coach) - sponsored by Condor Ferries

Hough’s of Lincolnshire


Coach Tour Operator - Medium Fleet (6-15 coaches) - sponsored by P&O Ferries

Bayliss Executive Travel


Coach Tour Operator - Large Fleet (more than 15 coaches) - sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance Group

Bakers Dolphin


The British Coach Tourism Recognition Award - sponsored by Hilton

Brian Way, Wayahead Travel (posthumous)

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