2014 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) is pleased to co-ordinate the British Youth Travel Awards.
We are now inviting tourism companies and organisations that can demonstrate best practice in the youth, student and educational travel industry to submit their applications for the 2014 competition.
Could your organisation be in with a chance to pick up an accolade at this event? Check out the winners and front runners in last year’s competition here: 2013 Winners & Finalists
The British Youth Travel Awards are our industry’s opportunity to reward our high achievers, gain recognition, and raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel, to from and within the UK. Here is what our judges had to say following last year’s event:
“The calibre of entries was very impressive this year. It’s great to see these entrants setting the bar not just for youth travel, but for the UK travel industry in general.” Nate Bucholz, Head of Industry, Google UK
“The BETA British Youth Travel Awards ensure that we recognise and reward new, and existing talent in the industry. It’s a fantastic platform for bringing people together – to share ideas and innovation. Being a judge this year was a real eye opener. It was amazing to see how many amazing people are working in the hospitality industry – here in the UK. I am very proud to have been a part of it!” Sophie Herbert, Marketing Manager, St Christopher’s Inns
“ The entries this year were of a growing standard in excellence and it’s encouraging to see that this sector continues to grow in importance and delivery of service to the industry and the youth market particularly” Fiona Jeffery OBE, Founder & Chairman, Just a Drop
“The standard of entry for the Best Use of Social Media particularly stood out and showed immense creativity from all making it harder than ever to choose a winner.” Laura Porter, Freelance Travel Writer
“Etihad Airways is particularly proud to sponsor the awards as the youth travel sector of the UK is one of the most dynamic in the world. This was reflected in the outstanding quality of the entries.” Clive Wratten – General Manager, Etihad UK
The deadline for applications is Friday 31st October 2014 to allow the safe receipt of submission forms and supporting documents. Nominations will be scored by an impartial expert panel of judges and the winners will be announced at our end of year celebration on Thursday 4th December at Westfield London.