2017 Nominees

Best UK Destination for Groups

Bournemouth
Eastbourne
Isle of Wight
Kent
Liverpool
London
Manchester
York

Best Event for Groups

Bath Christmas Market
BBC Good Food Shows
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Royal Ascot
The Cheltenham Festival
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Best Canal or Riverboat Operator for Groups

City Cruises, London
Dudley Canal Trust
French Brothers, Windsor
Princess River Cruises, Nottingham
Sabrina Boat, Shrewsbury
Salter’s Steamers, Oxford
Thames Rivercruise, Reading
The River Cruise Line

Best Sea Crossing Operator for Groups

DFDS Seaways
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries
Stena Line
Wightlink, Isle of Wight Ferries

Best Ocean Cruise Line Operator for Groups

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
P&O Cruises
Royal Caribbean
SAGA
Thomson Cruises

Best Coach Operator for Groups (small and large fleet)

Alfa Travel, Chorley
Bakers Dolphin, Weston-super-Mare
Crusader Holidays, Clacton-on-Sea
Daish’s Holidays, Torquay
David Ogden Holidays, St Helens
Dunwood Travel, Dudley
Edwards Coaches, Pontypridd
Epsom Coaches, Surrey
Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel, Henley-in-Arden
Kings Coaches, Colchester
Lucketts Travel, Fareham
Platinum Express, Wolverhampton
Scotland & Bates, Ashford
Shearings Holidays, Wigan

Best Airline for Groups

Aer Lingus
British Airways
easyJet
Flybe
Jet2
KLM
Ryanair
Virgin Atlantic

Best Railway Operator for Groups

CrossCountry
Eurostar
GWR
Southeastern
South West Trains
Thameslink
Virgin Trains

Best Group Dining Experience

Bateaux London
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Brick Lane Music Hall, London
Hard Rock Café, London
Planet Hollywood, London
Rainforest Café, London
The Strand Palace, London

Best Company or Venue Offering Guided Tours

Angels Costumes – The Tour, London
BBC Tours
Big Bus Tours, London
City & Village Tours
Emmerdale Village Tour
Groups Direct
Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tours
The Houses of Parliament, London

Best Information Product for Groups (website or printed)

English Heritage Group Visits Guide 2016/2017
The National Trust Groups Guide 2016
www.greatdays.co.uk
www.justforgroups.co.uk
www.royalcollection.org.uk
www.tripadvisor.co.uk
www.visitkent.co.uk

Best West End Production for Groups

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Half a Sixpence
Jersey Boys
Kinky Boots
Les Misérables
Motown The Musical
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera

Best Group Ticketing Agency

Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
Encore
Group Line
Groups Direct
See Groups
The Ticket Factory
Ticketmaster

Most Group-Friendly Hotel Chain or Group

Abacus Hotels
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Daish’s Hotel Group
De Vere Hotels
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Leisureplex
TLH Leisure Resort
Warner Leisure Hotels

Best Individual Hotel for Groups

Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, Kings Lynn (Best Western/Abacus Hotels)
Preston Sands Hotel, Paignton
Queens Hotel, Blackpool (Leisureplex)
St. Kilda Hotel, Llandudno
The Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
The Russell Hotel, Weymouth (Daish’s Hotel Group)
Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire (Warner Leisure Hotels)

Best Holiday Park for Groups

Butlins, Bognor Regis
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island (Away Resorts)
Norton Grange Coastal Village, Isle of Wight (Warner Leisure Hotels)
Potters Resort, Norfolk
Seacroft Holiday Village, Norfolk (Richardsons)

Best University Accommodation for Groups

Cardiff University
Leeds University
St Aidan’s College at Durham University
University of Kent
University of Portsmouth
York Conferences at The University of York

Best Group Tour Operator

Airedale Tours, West Yorkshire
David Urquhart Travel, East Kilbride
Greatdays Travel Group, Cheshire
InterChoice Holidays, Wolverhampton
IOW Tours, Isle of Wight
just for Groups! Norwich
Success Tours, Wiltshire
Tailored Travel, London

Best European Attraction for Groups

Disneyland Paris, France
Eiffel Tower, France
Guinness Storehouse, Ireland
Ice Cave Langjökull, Iceland
Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
The Claude Monet Foundation, France
Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best European Destination for Groups

Amsterdam
Belgium
Dublin
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Malta
Prague

Best Animal or Sea Life Attraction for Groups

Chester Zoo, Cheshire
Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
The National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park, Worcestershire
ZSL London Zoo

Best Historical House and/or Garden for Groups

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Buckingham Palace, London
Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Eltham Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Savill Garden, Windsor
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Best Family Day Out

Cadbury World, Birmingham
Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Surrey
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire
Legoland Windsor Resort
Longleat’s Festival of Light, Wiltshire
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The London Bridge Experience
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Best Attraction for Groups

Beamish Open Air Museum, County Durham
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Hampshire
Buckingham Palace, London
Coca Cola London Eye
Eden Project
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
The View from The Shard, London