Welcome to The British Travel Awards 2017! Registration is now open, and we are asking the travel industry to put themselves forward for this year’s BTA competition across the various categories for leisure travel.
This year we are re-introducing airline categories to give the consumer voters the opportunity to vote for their favourite holiday airlines, as well as the usual categories covering all the major elements that make up the perfect holiday options for consumers.
To find out more about the awards, the registration process, rules, checks and balances and the awards timelines, just click on the relevant tabs along the top of the page.
In 2016 a massive 1,332,516 votes and opinions were cast between 4 July and 30 September and this year we are hoping to take this figure even higher.
Once again, we are delighted to announce the support of media partners Trinity Mirror, Made TV and TravelMole to promote the BTAs and the travel companies associated with the awards programme. In addition to consumer facing weekly ads, editorial and programme inserts with Trinity Mirror and Made TV, we will once again be filming this year’s BTAs gala event for a special one hour programme across the Made TV regional UK channels.
It’s now ten years since the BTAs became the largest consumer voted awards ceremony in travel. Our core values of integrity, transparency and credibility have made the BTAs the most recognised and valued awards programme for both the travel industry and the all-important voting consumers. Our continued development of rigorous vote collation procedures are enhanced year on year via our partnership with awards verification partners and scrutineers, Deloitte.
All the eventual BTA winners, sponsors, partners and nominees can be confident that their brands are associated with the most highly respected travel awards programme in the world!
It’s going to be a great year for everyone involved in the BTAs 2017 - so join us for our tenth anniversary celebrations along with this year’s award winners and finalists at the gala ceremony on 29th November with our Winter Wonderland theme - once again at Battersea Evolution. Tickets for seats and tables are on sale now and for the first time in five years we are sadly having to raise the prices for seats at this year’s event - but if you book before 31st May you can have your seats at the 2016 prices.
But for now, it’s time to get your company registrations in for the awards you want to compete for. Once again, we shall be awarding the best small, medium and large companies across many of the categories.
We look forward to receiving your registrations between 3rd April and 31st May 2017 so we can get out there in July and ask those all-important travelling consumers who they consider to be the absolute best companies in travel this year.
With best wishes,
Lorraine Barnes Burton
British Travel Awards