BTA 21/22 Travel Company Award Categories

These categories are only open to companies offering leisure travel arrangements outside the United Kingdom. Companies with UK product offerings should enter the UK/Domestic Award Categories.

Size Graded Categories

Categories in this sector will be graded by size based upon the annual number of passengers/guests prior to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

More than 80,000
10,000 to 80,000
Less than 10,000

The Best Villa Holiday Company will be graded by size based upon the number of rental units referenced on your website.

More than 2,500 units
400 to 2,500 units
Less than 400 units

Companies are required to enter this information when completing the nomination application form. In the event of this information not being provided, the British Travel Awards Panel will determine a company’s size based upon these considerations: (a) Past voting results, (b) Company/third party data available prior to the onset of Coronavirus, (c) Brand recognition, (d) Size of product portfolio, (e) Web browser SEO positioning.

There are up to nine accreditations in each category. Click here for full details.

A22 : Best Tailor-Made Holiday Travel Company
Bespoke holiday arrangements designed for individuals or small groups.
A23 : Best Escorted Group Holiday Travel Company
Holidays and tours where travellers are escorted in a group to various destinations and places of interest.
A24 : Best Touring Holiday Travel Company
Holidays and tours featuring itineraries to pre-arranged locations and places of interest.
A25 : Best Rail Holiday Travel Company
Holidays and tours involving rail transport, inclusive of accommodation and usually include excursions.
A26 : Best Coach Holiday Travel Company
Holidays involving coach transport, inclusive of accommodation, can be single or multi-centred destinations and usually include excursions.
A27 : Best Special Interest Holiday Travel Company
Customer participation holidays designed for special interest groups e.g. arts & crafts, birdwatching, culinary, dancing, photography etc.
A28 : Best Gastronomy & Wine Holiday Travel Company
A29 : Best Culture, Arts & History Holiday Travel Company
A30 : Best Spa/Wellness Holiday Travel Company
A31 : Best Adventure Holiday Travel Company
"Off the beaten track" holidays and tours to remote or extreme locations accompanied by professional guides.
A32 : Best Activity/Sports Holiday Travel Company
Customer participation holidays offering a range of water or land based physical activities.
A33 : Best Walking & Trekking Holiday Travel Company
A34 : Best Cycling Holiday Travel Company
A35 : Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company
Holidays for skiing, snowboarding and winter sports enthusiasts. ALSO OPEN to chalet and accommodation only companies.
A36 : Best Sailing/Flotilla Holiday Travel Company
A37 : Best Weddings Abroad Travel Company
European and overseas holidays that include wedding ceremony/organiser services within the holiday price and can include honeymoon arrangements.
A38 : Best Special Occasions Holiday Travel Company
e.g. Anniversaries, couples, honeymoons, romance
A39 : Best Safari Holiday Travel Company
Can vary from small, seasonal tented camps to large permanent structures. Viewing can be done on foot, horseback, in vehicles or by boat depending on the terrain.
A40 : Best Wildlife & Nature Holiday Travel Company
Holidays where the primary goal is watching wildlife in their natural habitat.
A41 : Best Villa Holiday Company
Self catering holiday accommodation providers who offer Europe and/or overseas properties in their portfolio.
A42 : Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Travel Company
Holidays to European and overseas destinations with facilities for camping and caravanning, glamping, lodge, holiday park accommodation etc.