Group Leisure Awards: 2015 winners revealed
Readers of Group Leisure magazine voted for the best companies, attractions, destinations and individuals in group travel and leisure at the 19th annual Group Leisure Awards, which took place on Wednesday 21 October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in front of 350 guests.
Trophies were handed out for accolades such as Best Airline, Best Cruise Line and Best UK Attraction, which were won by Ryanair, Norwegian Cruise Line and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard respectively.
In a year when London has reported a large increase in visitor numbers the capital took home its fair share of awards yet again. The title of Best Guided Tour went to The London Bridge Experience & Tombs, the trophy for Best Travel & Leisure Website was awarded to ZSL London Zoo, Best Theatre Production was handed to Jersey Boys and the city itself was awarded Best UK Destination.
Pictured are Tony Lincoln and guests on the Planet Hollywood hosted table.
Group Leisure magazine marked its 20th anniversary this year and is read by active travel organisers from sports & social clubs, retired associations, special interest societies and other groups. Votes were cast and nominations made across 21 categories.
The Group Leisure Awards dinner and ceremony was attended by some of the top names in the travel industry. Special guest travel presenter and author Simon Reeve co-hosted the awards with Group Leisure magazine publisher Rob Yandell.
Next year's awards promotion will launch in January and will culminate in the dinner and ceremony on 19th October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel. Voting will open next spring.