… and as our website header displays we're very proud of ours! With a phenomenal year-on-year growth in audience reach and consumer participation, the British Travel Awards has established itself as the recognised "benchmark of excellence" and most prestigious of all travel industry accolades.
Click here to go directly to the category listing registration form
Following our recent partnership arrangement with Trinity Mirror we have extended the registration deadline to 15 May 2013. This will enable holiday and travel companies, hotels, local UK tourist offices and UK visitor attractions the opportunity to apply for listing,as we add an even wider and more diverse group of voters to the largest consumer voted awards programme in the United Kingdom.
The award categories span all types of holiday experience - transport, accommodation, destinations, cruise, holiday extras and - new this year - customer service awards across the various industry sectors. On the Category Listing and Criteria page you can check this year's categories and their qualifying entry criteria before you register.
The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, with no stakeholder ties or affiliations to any travel companies or travel trade publishers.
The voting process is completely transparent with the winners determined solely by the number of votes they receive from the UK public. And, integrity of the voting system is assured with all procedures and results scrutinised and audited by leading global accountancy practitioners Deloitte.
Every year we develop new and innovative ways to promote consumer awareness and address travel industry feedback to keep the awards fresh and relevant to dynamics of today's market.
In 2012 we introduced a grading process across the tour operator categories - based upon the number of passengers carried - so all companies have an opportunity of winning irrespective of their size.
In this year's awards programme we have lifted the cap on the number of companies that can be listed in each category and removed the limit on the number of categories an individual company can enter. This will enable participating companies to identify their strengths and allow unfettered access to listing in their chosen categories.
With regular "tweets" that link to our brand new "Members Zone" microsite you can keep abreast of who's registering in which categories. This is also the new home of our media centre, where editors and the trade can pick up our press releases and latest news bulletins from the British Travel Awards. So - if you don't already - keep up with the latest chatter by following us on Twitter.
The Gala Awards Night 2013 takes place on Thursday 31st October. Up to 1,000 principals and decision makers will attend this highlight of the travel industry calendar.
Every year we plan innovative new staging and themes to produce so much more than "just another awards night". This year will be no exception - and we've something special up our sleeve? And, our sponsors' have the opportunity to share the limelight throughout the venue and on-stage.