2016 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 2016 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: 2015 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:
“It’s encouraging that each year the standard of entries for the awards improves with more innovation, resource and diversity. The youth of today have an enormous and comprehensive choice of quality options available to them.” Graham Mckenzie, Travelmole
“On volunteering I was impressed by the attention to detail that the best companies put in to identifying the right projects, working with local communities and experts, and the effort made to ensure that volunteers are matched with the right projects, are properly prepared for their experience and their expectations managed. This is much, much more complex than organizing an ordinary holiday and carries greater risks. I have huge respect for the businesses shortlisted – they were all excellent.” Sandie Dawe, CBE
“The Best Educational Product category seemed to have a lot more entries this year making it even harder to choose a winner when the entries were so diverse. Young travellers are incredibly lucky to have so much on offer. ” Laura Porter, Freelance Travel Writer
“It was wonderful to see so many examples of how tourism can aid education, and education can be a boost to the UK tourism industry. The UK rightly has a global reputation for both education and tourism.” Prof Graham Miller, Head of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Surrey
The deadline for applications is Friday 28th October 2016 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 Monday 5th December in London.