30 Nov

The 4th annual Travel Agents’ Brit Awards 2011

ABTA’s UK Tourism and Leisure Committee is delighted to announce the venue for the fourth annual UK Tourism Brit Awards in 2011.  Alvaston Hall Hotel, near Crewe has been chosen to host the event on Sunday 12 June 2011. 

Don’t miss out on your chance to be at the Brit Awards, the only award ceremony exclusively celebrating domestic tourism.  To register, please email Thebrits2011@bourne-leisure.co.uk.

Caroline Brown, chair of UKTLG said: “The Awards are a fantastic opportunity for retailers to be recognised for supporting the domestic market.  We are looking forward to a very exciting event.”

For the first time ABTA is sponsoring a Tourism in the Community Award and is inviting applications for the most inspiring initiative supporting the travel agent’s local community.

The winner will be recognised for its contribution to their local community. Are you an ambassador for your local community, do you get involved in local community issues? Are you working with local charities/ schools or providing services to the local community such as work experience placements? Do you work with other local businesses to tackle local community issues or raise funds for good causes? Send your applications to Simon Pickup sustainabletourism@abta.co.uk with a statement in no more than 300 words stating why your branch should win this award. 

Sponsors include Bourne Leisure, Shearings Holidays, Superbreak, The Hoseasons Group, Great Rail Journeys, Preston Holidays, Visit England and ABTA.  Other sponsorship opportunities are available contact Thebrits2011@bourne-leisure.co.uk for more details.

Previous UK Tourism Brit Awards have taken place in Skegness, Harrogate and Bognor Regis.

The committee consists of the leading domestic tour operators, National Tourist Boards and retailers and aims to promote UK product to the travel trade. 

Members of the ABTA UK Tourism and Leisure Committee are ABTA, Shearings Holidays, Superbreak, The Hoseasons Group, Pontins, Premier Holidays, Preston Holidays, Red Funnel, Bourne Leisure, Great Rail Journeys, Tourism Ireland, Visit England, Visit Scotland, Wales Tourist Board, Thomas Cook, CTTG, Advantage Travel Centres and TUI.