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.
The number of entries in the 2017 competition grew by 41% a competition record! and our judges had a tough time in choosing who scooped the top spots, with some categories being separated by 0.5 of a point!
Congratulations to all those businesses and individuals that took the time to enter the competition.
To find out who made the shortlist in 2017 please click here: 2017 Finalists
Celebrating 10 years of the British Youth Travel Awards
“We are absolutely thrilled that we’ve been shortlisted for the BETA People’s Choice Award AND the Customer Service Award. It’s testimony to the excellent work that all of the LILA* Team do to make sure that every contact our students, partners and suppliers have is the best we can make it.”
“To be shortlisted for the Rising Star Award is amazing and humbling. I’m delighted to be recognised, but it would not be possible without the incredible support I receive from my employer and colleagues in a job that I love doing.”
“To have the work we do for our students recognised by the BYTA is enormously exciting and we are thrilled, Awards of this stature are rare and we are thrilled to be nominated”
We were absolutely thrilled, to learn that World Nomads are finalists at this year’s BETA travel awards for Best Educational Product Award! To be recognised by our industry peers, is an achievement in itself. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for us to shine the spotlight on our Scholarship Programme, sending the next generation of creative travel writers, filmmakers and photographers on exciting assignments with some of the best known names in journalism.
“British Youth Travel Awards finalists exemplify outstanding talent and distinguished businesses that make up this vibrant sector. Our visitors come from all over the UK, and for many it is their first trip to the Lake District. During their courses, students encounter our approach to ‘green tourism’. It is a unique educational product, enriched through an awareness of the special relationship between people and the environment. We are really pleased to be a finalist in the Best Educational Product category and are looking forward to the awards ceremony in London on the 7th December.”
“Everyone at Oxford Royale Academy is delighted to hear the news that we’ve been shortlisted for the Best Educational Product award at the 2017 BYTAs. Summer 2017 was our biggest and best summer to date, with students from more than 130 countries joining us in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Ascot. Independent recognition of the quality of our services by BETA is really important to us and our students past, present and future. We look forward to the awards ceremony in London, and have our fingers crossed for an ORA win!”
“We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for Best Marketing at this years awards, there have been more entries than ever before and the standard of entries just gets better and better. We’re extremely proud to be recognised alongside such esteemed brands in travel. Good luck everyone”
“The team at Pod Volunteer is incredibly excited and happy to have been chosen as a finalist for Best Volunteer Organisation 2017. We are incredibly dedicated and passionate about being at the leading edge of ethical organisations in our industry so this recognition means a lot to us, especially given the quality and quantity of entries!”
“We’re delighted to be nominated for the youth award. Germany offers so much for young people – the chance to explore our exciting cities, where history comes to life alongside the latest innovations, or discover our amazing landscapes. One trip won’t be enough!”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist for the “Best Leisure Product” award at the British Youth Travel Awards 2017. We are looking forward to meeting the other finalists at the ceremony in December”
“ What a ‘hair-raising ride’ this last year has been! We are so excited to be nominated!”
“We are delighted to have been named finalists at the Youth Travel Awards. This is an important audience for the Studio Tour and one that has a special connection with Harry Potter.”
“We are thrilled to bits to be in the final three for the Best Accommodation award at the BYTA17. As a new, independent hostel we are hugely proud to have been recognised by such an experienced panel of judges.”
‘We’re so excited to be nominated for a People’s Choice Award, especially with a 40% increase in submissions this year! It’s our second time at the BYTA awards and we can’t wait.’
“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Hostelworld so we are thrilled to have been announced as finalists for the British Youth Travel People’s Choice award. To know that our customers have voted for us and got us this far is fantastic, and of course we hope to be walking away as the winners on the night.”