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Group Awards

Bournemouth recognised as a finalist at the annual Coach Tourism Awards May 2014.

Bournemouth has been recognised as a finalist in the ‘coach friendly destination of the year’ category at the 2014 National Coach Tourism Awards,

The national awards scheme, organised by trade magazine Coach Monthly, and hosted by television presenter and travel and tourism expert, Judith Chalmers, recognises excellence and innovation across the coach tourism industry. It includes tourist destinations and attractions, industry suppliers, and coach tour operators.

Bournemouth was a finalist in the category for 'Coach Friendly Town or City of the Year' that recognises towns or cities that have demonstrated a commitment to welcoming coaches, coach-groups, and coach drivers.
“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.” says the editor of Coach Monthly, Stuart Render.

Bournemouth takes the stress out of planning a group holiday and makes sure that all groups visiting Bournemouth have a relaxed and enjoyable experience - our FREE Group Accommodation Service saves the time and effort of finding accommodation. We also have a dedicated group section on our website:, with a permanent home page banner, which displays everything anyone could need to know about group holidays in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Tourism is proud to have been listed as a finalist for such a well respect award and we will continue to improve as a coach friendly destination.

Bournemouth announced as a runner up at the 2014 Group Travel Awards.

been announced as a runner up in the ‘best UK destination for groups’ category by readers of GTO Magazine at the 2014 Group Travel Awards.

Each year the readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine are asked to vote for who they think are the best suppliers in more than 20 categories. The results were announced on 15th June at a gala dinner evening held annually in London and attended by 400 key members of the travel trade.

Bournemouth Finalist - 'Best UK Resort' - Group Leisure Awards, September 2013.

Bournemouth has yet again been voted a Finalist for 'Best UK Resort' by readers of leading travel title Group Leisure magazine.

The award is especially prized as it is voted by readers of Group Leisure including travel organisers from sports and social clubs, retired associations, special interest societies and other travel trade groups.

Group Tourism continues to be an important sales channel for the seaside destination and creates a positive impact for the economy of the town, allowing the resort to operate on an all year basis. Many attractions in and around Bournemouth now offer incentives and special facilities for group visitors to Bournemouth and the continued recognition in the travel trade press shows that the efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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