Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the National Coach Tourism Awards 2016! We had a fantastic number of entries, with the quality being outstanding! The winners will be announced on Wednesday 16th March 2016 at the Vox, Resorts World, NEC Birmingham. Book your place here!

Coach Friendly Destination of the Yearsponsored by My Day Out
Ashton-under-Lyne Market and Town Centre
Perth City

Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction of the Yearsponsored by Planet Hollywood and Hospitality Line
Grand Pier (Weston Super Mare)
National Memorial Arboretum
Powderham Castle
Scone Palace
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park
Woburn Abbey and Gardens

Coach Friendly Shopping Destination of the Year sponsored by British Tourism & Travel Show
Ashton-under-Lyne Market
Blackburn Market
Bury Market
Huntley’s Country Stores
Oswaldtwistle Mills

Cross-Sea Carrier of the Year sponsored by Edwards Coach Holidays
Calmac Ferries
Condor Ferries
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries

River and Inland Cruise Operator sponsored by Coach Tourism Council
City Cruises
Sabrina Tours, Shrewsbury
Stuart Line Cruises, Devon
Ullswater ‘Steamers’
Windermere Lake Cruises

Heritage Railwaysponsored by DFDS
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
South Devon Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
West Somerset Railway

Accommodation Provider of the Year – Hotel Groupssponsored by Fieldfisher
Accor Hotels
Best Western
Hallmark Hotels
Hilton Worldwide
Marriott Hotels
Warner Leisure Hotels

Accommodation Provider of the Year – Individual Hotelssponsored by Visit Scotland
Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island
Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
The Portbyhan Hotel, Looe
The Winnock Hotel, Drymen
The Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster

Ticket Supplier of the Year sponsored by West Midland Safari Park
Encore Tickets
Group Line
See Tickets

Tour Wholesaler of the Yearsponsored by P&O Ferries
Action Tours
Albatross Travel
Greatdays Travel Group
Independent Coach Travel (ICT)
Norman Allen Group Travel
Tour Providers

Holiday Programme of the Yearsponsored by Independent Coach Travel
Deirdre Brown Travel
Edwards Coaches
Harry Shaw
Roberts Travel Group
Shaws Coaches
Shearings Holidays

Day Excursion Programme of the Yearsponsored by Warner Leisure Hotels
Eastons Coaches
Epsom Coaches
Johnsons Coach Travel
Shaws Coaches
Walton’s Excursions
Woods Travel, Bognor Regis

Coach Tour Operator Brochure of the Yearsponsored by Towergate Chapman Stevens
Eastons Coaches
Edwards Coaches
Epsom Coaches
Harry Shaw
Parrys International Tours
Silver Star Holidays

Coach Tourism Innovation of the Yearsponsored by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Beverley – ‘Beverley Coach Campaign’
Devon’s Top Attractions – ‘One Stop Information Shop’
Epsom Coaches – ‘iTrust reviews’
Johnsons Coach Travel – ‘Bard on Board’
Leisuretime – ‘Leisuretime Travel Fund’
Merlin Entertainments – ‘Merlin for Groups’
The Phoenix Artist Club – ‘London’s Hidden Gem’

Coach Tourism Professional of the Year sponsored by Group Line
Alan Payling, Coach Drivers Information Pack, Torquay
Anne Blackham, Devon Association of Tourist Attractions
Bob and Linda Hodgson, Kardan Travel
Elizabeth Mounser, Continuum Attractions
Ian Jefferies and Les Barber, Project Coach, Wisteria House
Jason Edwards, Edwards Coaches
Margaret Bunker, Roberts Travel Group

Coach Tour Driver of the Yearsponsored by Cornmarket Insurance Services
Alyn Frankel, Moving People
Chris Martin, Alfa Travel
David and Jeannette Hamilton, Hamilton’s Coach Holidays
Glyn Bowden, Edwards Coaches
Jim McAndie, Blacks of Brechin
Tom and Louise Reynolds, Parrys International Tours

Coach Tour Operator of the Year – Small Fleets  (1 to 5 coaches)sponsored by Norman Allen Group Travel
Dunwood Travel
Fenn Holidays
Hamilton’s Coach Holidays
Tally Ho Coaches

Coach Tour Operator of the Year – Medium Fleets  (6 to 15 coaches)sponsored by Roadchef
Carol Peters Travel
Eastons Coaches
Epsom Coaches
Parrys International Tours
Roberts Travel Group
Whittles Coaches

Coach Tour Operator of the Year – Large Fleets (more than 15 coaches)sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance Services
Alfa Travel
Bakers Dolphin
Edwards Coaches
Maynes Coaches
Shearings Holidays
Woods Travel, Bognor Regis



“Since first being a finalist, then a winner in the NCTA, we have seen a rise in trips to our market. The award has enhanced our image and been great for our traders who now are enjoying increased visits from more coach operators bringing new shoppers to them.”

Howard Murphy, Ashton-under-Lyne Market