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Recognising the best in the industry

By The Whisperer

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The British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTAs) is set to return on 20 March 2019, with the deadline for entries fast approaching on 21 December.

Recognising excellence in the coach tourism industry, the Awards recognise the hard work of some of the most talented coach tour operators, destinations, visitor attractions, hotels, and suppliers in the sector.

New for the 2019 was the opportunity to nominate those who you believe go above and beyond the call of duty, providing an opportunity to find the undiscovered stars of the coaching world.

All those nominated have now been contacted and entries are flooding in.

Operators are encouraged to submit their entries before the fast-approaching deadline.

Operators can enter into the following categories:

Coach Tour Operator – Small Fleet (1-5 coaches) 

Coach Tour Operator – Medium Fleet (6-15 coaches)

Coach Tour Operator – Large Fleet (more than 15 coaches).

Christina Glenister, Group Marketing Manager for the Awards says “Entering the Awards is a really valuable exercise. It provides an opportunity to consider the progress that has been made over the last year and helps to form ideas and plans for the year ahead.

“Everyone shortlisted benefits from the kudos of being associated with the only national awards scheme dedicated to coach tourism, while for the winners, there are an abundance of marketing and PR opportunities.

“A British Coach Tourism Award sets you apart from your competition, and reassures your customers that you provide the highest quality of service”

Details of how to enter can be found on the British Coach Tourism Awards website, where there is also a ‘handy hints’ guide of what to include in your entry.