Success at national tourism awards


Success for Tynedale Hotel at national tourism awards

PrintTynedale Hotel has been recognised as a finalist at this year’s National Coach Tourism Awards.

The awards, held last night in Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, and organised by trade magazine Coach Monthly, recognises excellence and innovation across coach tour operators, tourist destinations and attractions, and industry suppliers.

Tynedale Hotel was a finalist at the national tourism awards.

 “The Coach Tourism Awards is the only national awards scheme to focus specifically on the coach tourism community,” says the editor of Coach Monthly, Stuart Render. “Tynedale Hotel plays a key role in delivering a high quality of service to coach tour operators across the UK. Tynedale Hotel was up against many of the leading names in the sector so this is therefore a well-deserved and a significant achievement. Our winners and finalists are at the forefront in delivering excellence across all sectors of the industry, helping to raise the quality of customer service and quality across coach operators, destinations, visitor attractions and tourism industry suppliers.”

The awards presentation was hosted by the editor of Coach Monthly magazine, Stuart Render, and ex EastEnders actress and television presenter Brooke Kinsella MBE. The evening’s entertainment was provided by West End actress and singer, Jodie Prenger.

For details of all the winners and finalists go to www.ncta.co.uk


National Coach Tourism Awards 2014 

List of awards and winners

Destination and attraction awards:

           Coach Friendly Destination of the Year 

A town, city, region, island, or country that has demonstrated a commitment to welcoming coaches, coach groups, and coach drivers.

Winner: Isle of Man

          Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction of the Year  

A visitor attraction that demonstrates a commitment to welcoming coaches, coach groups, and coach drivers  .

Winner: Woburn Abbey & Gardens

          Coach Friendly Shopping Destination of the Year

A shopping destination that demonstrates its commitment to quality and innovation, as well as welcoming coaches, coach groups, and coach drivers.

Winner: Bury Market

 

Supplier awards:

          Cross-Sea Carrier of the Year

A cross-sea carrier, above and below sea, that demonstrates a commitment to quality and innovation, as well as welcoming coaches, coach groups and coach drivers.

Winner: Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

          Accommodation Provider of the Year – Hotel groups

A hotel group or chain that demonstrates a commitment to quality and innovation as well as welcoming coaches, coach groups and coach drivers.

Winner: Puma Hotels Collection

Accommodation Provider of the Year – Individual hotels

An individual hotel that demonstrates a commitment to quality and innovation as well as welcoming coaches, coach groups and coach drivers.

Winner: Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

          Ticket Supplier of the Year

A ticket supplier that demonstrates a commitment to quality and innovation as well as an understanding of the needs of, and a commitment to working closely with, coach tour operators.

Winner: Group Line

 

          Tour Wholesaler of the Year

A tour wholesaler that demonstrates a commitment to quality and innovation as well as an understanding of the needs of, and a commitment to working closely with, coach tour operators.

Winner: Norman Allen Group Travel

Coach operator product awards:

          Holiday Programme of the Year

Entry was open to any UK coach operator that operates a programme of coach holidays. The judges were looking for a programme that demonstrates innovation and creativity, and that ‘special something’ that makes the programme stand out.

Winner: Harry Shaw

          Day Excursion Programme of the Year

Entry was open to any UK coach operator that operates a programme of day excursions. The judges were looking for a programme that demonstrates innovation and creativity, and that ‘special something’ that makes the programme stand out.

Winner: Shaws Coaches

          Coach Tour Operator Brochure of the Year

Entry was open to any UK coach tour operator that produces a printed coach holiday brochure. The judges were looking for a brochure that has a professional appearance, is well laid out, easy to read and reflects the quality of the operator. With the general quality of brochures now at a uniformly high level, the judges were also looking for that ‘special something’ that helps a brochure stand out.

Winner: Rover European

          Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year

Entry was open to coach tour operators, and coach tourism businesses that have used innovation to to help deliver business success.

          Winner: Door2Tour.com

 

Environment award:

Coach Tourism Green Award

Entry was open to any business or organisation involved in delivering coach tourism. The judges were looking for initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of the business or organisation.

Winner: Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

 

People awards:

          Coach Tourism Professional of the Year

Entry was open to individuals or team working for a coach tour  operator, supplier, destination or organisation within the coach tourism community. Entrants had to be nominated.

Winner: Colin Hearn, Managing Director, Angela Holidays

Coach Tour Driver of the Year

Entry was open to any coach driver who is primarily employed on coach tour duties. Entrants had to be nominated.

Winner: Andy Daw, Johnsons Coach Travel

Coach operator awards:

For the next three categories the judges were looking for a coach tour operator that demonstrates a commitment to quality, innovation and training, and has an excellent industry reputation.

          Coach Tour Operator of the Year – small fleets

Fleet to be fewer than 5 coaches.

Winner: Fenn Holidays

          Coach Tour Operator of the Year – medium fleets

Fleet to be between 5 and 15 coaches.

Winner: Parrys International

          Coach Tour Operator of the Year – large fleets

Fleet of 15 or more coaches.

Winner: Johnsons Coach Travel

 Coach Monthly ‘Special award’:   

Awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to coach tourism.

Winner: Julia Fahey, Travel Trade Marketing Officer, Southport (Sefton Council)

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