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BTA 2019 Award Categories>

There are 83 award categories covering a comprehensive range of leisure travel services and experiences - 39 categories are graded by size.

Seven new award categories have been added:

  • Best Assisted/Accessible Holiday Company
  • Best Holiday Company to North Africa
  • Best No-fly Cruise Line
  • Best UK Airport
  • Best Holiday Transfer Provider
  • Best UK Family Holiday Company
  • Best UK Holiday Parks & Lodges Company

Size Graded Awards

To recognise the success of SMEs, a number of categories are graded by size where independent verification is possible.

Data from past awards reveal that the most successful companies are those who convert the highest percentage of their customers into voters… Not necessarily those with the highest number of customers! So, this year we have changed the award designations in the size graded categories:

  • All Package Holidays & Tours categories
    • Large - More than 80,000 pax per year
    • Medium - 10,000 to 80,000 pax per year
    • Small - Less than 10,000 pax per year
  • Best Independent Travel Agency
    • Large - 50 to 100 retail outlets
    • Medium - 10 - 49 retail outlets
    • Small - Less than 10 retail outlets
  • Best UK Airport

    To provide a level playing field in this category, vote weighting will be applied in each size group based upon CAA passenger numbers.

Company/Brand CAA Whtng Votes Score Size Result
London Heathrow 78.012m 100.00 15,000 15,000 L Bronze
London Gatwick 45.556m 171.24 15,000 25,686 L Silver
Manchester 27.826m 280.36 15,000 42,054 L Win
Glasgow 9.897m 100.00 10,000 10,000 M Bronze
Bristol 8.239m 120.13 10,000 12,013 M Silver
Belfast International 5.836m 169.58 10,000 16,958 M Win
Belfast City 2.559m 100.00 5,000 5,000 S Bronze
Southampton 2.069m 123.67 5,000 6,183 S Silver
Doncaster Sheffield 1.335m 191.67 5,000 9,583 S Win
    • Large - More than 10m pax per year
    • Medium - 3m to 10m pax per year
    • Small - Less than 3m pax per year
  • Best Villa Holiday Company
    • Large - More than £40m sales per year
    • Medium - £15m to £40m sale per year
    • mall - Less than £15m sales per year
  • Best Winter Sports Accommodation Provider
    • Large - More than 25,000 guests per year
    • Medium - 2,500 to 25,000 guests per year
    • Small - Less than 2,500 guests per year
  • Best UK Family Holiday Company
    • Large - More than 80,000 guests per year
    • Medium - 10,000 to 80,000 guests per year
    • Small - Less than 10,000 guests per year
  • Best UK Cottage Holiday Company
    • Large - More than £40m sales per year
    • Medium - £15m to £40m sales per year
    • Small - Less than £15m sales per year

In these categories and the award designations will be determined as:

1. If a large company polls the highest number of overall category votes:

  • Winner - large, Silver - large, Bronze - large
  • Winner - medium, Silver - medium, Bronze - medium
  • Winner - small, Silver - small, Bronze – small

2. If a medium company polls the highest number of overall category votes:

OVERALL CATEGORY WINNER

  • Winner - large, Silver - large, Bronze - large
  • Silver - medium, Bronze - medium
  • Winner - small, Silver - small, Bronze - small

3. If a small company polls the highest number of overall category votes:

OVERALL CATEGORY WINNER

  • Winner - large, Silver - large, Bronze - large
  • Winner - medium, Silver - medium, Bronze - medium
  • Silver - small, Bronze - small

Overall winner is the most prestigious accolade in these categories and reflect the achievements of SME’s who were previously only recognised within the confines of their size grading. Details of size grading can be found by selecting the above award sector tabs.

A company’s size is not displayed on the voting form and voters can only vote for one company/brand in each category. Companies are divided into the size group submitted on their nomination form when the results are analysed.

Open Award Categories

A list of nominee companies - together with their size where appropriate - will be published on the BTA Trade & Media News Zone.

Registration - Generally

The British Travel Awards has no affiliation with any travel media or travel industry stakeholders. The awards programme is financed by the registration fees of participating companies. This independence makes winning a British Travel Award the most prized travel industry accolade.

The registration fee is £150 plus VAT per brand/per category and must be paid by 14th June 2019 to guarantee inclusion on the consumer voting form. Any company who has registered for inclusion but not paid their registration fee by 14th June will automatically be excluded.

Registration – Size Graded Categories Declaration

  • When a company applies for listing in a size graded category they will now be required to disclose the overall number of passengers, retail outlets, bookings or turnover as defined by the category.
  • This should be the overall figure for the company/brand and NOT related to the individual award category(s) entered.
  • Companies who fail to disclose this figure at the time of registration will be sent a reminder with their direct voting app url email. If this information is not forthcoming the company/brand will be considered "large" or determined by the British Travel Awards.
  • This number will be published next to the nominee in each of their elected categories on the Trade & Media Zone website until 14th June 2019.
  • Companies can appeal the published figures of competing companies up to 14th June 2019.
  • Any appeal must be accompanied by independent evidence supporting the appeal that can be verified by the British Travel Awards and/or Deloitte.
  • Any appeals received after 14th June 2019 will not be considered.

The British Travel Awards reserve the right to withdraw any category(s) in the unlikely event they are under subscribed when registrations close 31st May. In this event, any paid category registration fee will be refunded in full.

You can go directly to the nomination application form - which includes a simple awards category listing - by clicking the link below. However, we strongly advise checking the awards of interest by selecting the category tabs above from where you can also link to the application form.

Click here to apply for award(s) category listing. The nomination fee is £150 plus VAT per brand/per category