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Here are the Finalists in the 2014 Group Travel Awards:

PLACES YOU VISIT – ATTRACTIONS AND DESTINATIONS

1) Best Attraction for Group Visits

Albert Dock, Liverpool
EDF Energy London Eye, London
Houses of Parliament
MCC Tours Lords
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
The London Bridge Experience
The View from the Shard, London

2) Best Animal or Sea Life Attraction

Chester Zoo, Cheshire
Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent
National SEA LIFE Centre, Birmingham
Paignton Zoo Enviromental Park, Devon
SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London
West Midland Safari Park,Worcestershire
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
ZSL London Zoo

3) Best Museum for Groups

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North, Durham
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
The British Museum, London
The Imperial War Museum, London
The Museum of London
The Natural History Museum, London
The Science Museum, London

4) Best Historical House and/or Garden for Groups

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Buckingham Palace, London
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Longleat House, Wiltshire
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

5) Best UK Destination for Groups

Bournemouth
Essex
Isle of Wight
Kent
Liverpool
London
York

6) Best Family Day Out

Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Cadbury World, Birmingham
Cardiff Castle
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth
Legoland Windsor Resort
Thorpe Park Resort, Surrey
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

7) Best Overseas Attraction for Groups

Disneyland Paris, France
Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
La Coupole, France
Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum, Germany
Le Mémorial de Caen, France
In Flanders Fields Museum, Belgium
The Anne Frank House & Museum, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

8) Best Overseas Destination for Groups

Amsterdam
Austria
Belgium
Germany
Ireland
Jersey
Lake Garda
Malta

9) Best Shopping Venue for Groups

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
Boundary Mill Stores, Lancashire
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Cheshire
Oswaldtwistle Mills, Lancashire
The Bull Ring, Birmingham
The Trafford Centre, Manchester
Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford, London

10) Best Event for Groups

Bath Christmas Market
BBC Gardeners’ World Live
Birmingham International Tattoo
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013
Royal Ascot
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Thursford Christmas Spectacular

11) Best Live Stage / Theatrical Performance

Les Misérables
Mamma Mia!
One Man, Two Guvnors
The Bodyguard
The Lion King
War Horse
Wicked

12) Best Canal or Riverboat Operator

City Cruises, London
CroisiEurope
French Brothers, Windsor
Mersey Ferries, Merseyside
Princess River Cruise, Nottingham
River Cruise Line, Leicestershire
Skipton Boat Trips, Skipton

13) Best Ocean Cruise Line Operator for Groups

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Hurtigruten
Norwegian Cruise Line
P&O Cruises
Royal Caribbean
SAGA

WHERE YOU STAY – ACCOMMODATION

14) Most Group-Friendly Hotel Chain or Group

Best Western Hotels
Britannia Hotels
Daish’s Hotel Group
Holiday Inn
Park Inn (Rezidor Hotel Group)
Q Hotels
Richardson Hotels

15) Best Individual Hotel for Groups

Clink78, London
St Kilda Hotel, Llandudno
The Congress Hotel, Eastbourne
The Derwent Hotel, Torquay (TLH)
The Ocean View Hotel, Isle of Wight (Holdsworth Hotels)
The Preston Sands Hotel, Paignton
The Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

16) Best All-Inclusive Group Holiday Venue

Butlins Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Camber Sands Holiday Park, East Sussex (Pontins)
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island
Norton Grange Coastal Village, Isle of Wight (Warner Leisure Hotels)
Potters Leisure Resort, Norfolk
South Downs Holiday Village (Richardson’s)

17) Best University Accommodation for Groups

Cardiff University
Jesus College Conferences & Events, Cambridge University
St Aidan’s College at Durham University
The University of Essex
The University of Leeds
The University Of Leicester
University of Kent, Canterbury

HOW YOU GET THERE – TRANSPORT

18) Best Coach Operator

There are two awards in this category: Best Coach Operator: Small Fleet and Best Coach Operator: Large Fleet

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, East Sussex
Chambers Coaches, Stevenage
Chiltern Travel, Ilford
Daish’s Holidays
David Ogden Holidays, St Helens
Edwards Coaches, Pontypridd
Epsom Coaches, Surrey
Excelsior Coaches, Bournemouth
Galloway European Coachlines, Stowmarket
Harry Shaw, Coventry
Jewels Tours, Gravesend
Kings Coaches, Colchester
Lucketts Travel, Fareham
Platinum Express, Wolverhampton
Woods Travel, Bognor

19) Best Sea Crossing Operator for Groups

Brittany Ferries
DFDS
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries
Wightlink

20) Best Airline for Groups

Air Malta
British Airways
easyJet
Emirates
Flybe
Jet2
Virgin Atlantic

HELP & ASSISTANCE – GROUP FACILITIES & INFORMATION

21) Best Group Catering Experience

Bateaux London
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Café des Amis, London
Leeds Castle, Kent
Leon de Bruxelles, London
Planet Hollywood, London
Sarastro Restaurant, London
The Savill Garden, Surrey

22) Best Information Product for Groups

English Heritage Group Visits Guide
The National Trust Groups Guide 2013
Travelsphere: Escorted Holiday Collection
Visit Cardiff: Cardiff The Essential Guide
www.daishs.com
www.hrp.org.uk
www.rafmuseum.org.uk

23) Best Group Ticketing Agency

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

24) Best Company or Venue Offering Guided Tours

BBC at MediaCity, Salford
Big Bus Tours, London
Buckingham Palace, London
Canterbury Guided Tours
City & Village Tours
Houses of Parliament
The London Dungeon

25) Best Group Tour Operator – Short Haul

Airedale Tours Ltd, West Yorkshire
Diamond Holidays, Leicestershire
Dunwood Travel
Greatdays Travel Group, Cheshire
InterChoice, Wolverhampton
Just for Groups
Simply Groups, West Yorkshire
Success Tours, Wiltshire

26) Best Group Tour Operator – Long Haul

Brightwater Holidays, Fife
Collette Worldwide Holidays, Middlesex
Norman Allen Group Travel, Hereford
Riviera Travel
Tailored Travel
The Travel Adventure, East Sussex
Travelsphere, Leicestershire