Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists in the 2018 British Youth Travel Awards

The British Youth Travel Awards are co-ordinated by BETA reward and celebrate the excellent work and high standards that our members and industry stakeholders demonstrate through their work year on year.

From creating new and innovative products and programmes for young travellers, to outstanding examples of customer service and responding to the needs of this important sector – a sector that is worth over £27 billion to the UK economy each year.

Having grown from a single category back in 2007, these awards have matured in stature and importance. For many these awards represent something special, something to work towards and this is demonstrated in the high quality of entries that are received.

Click on the image for more information on our winners and finalists or for a quick snapshot of who won what see here

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Previous winners

Best Accommodation

  • Cohort Hostel – 2018
  • St Christopher’s Inns London Bridge – 2017
  • Mrs Potts Backpackers – 2016
  • YHA Cardiff Central – 2015
  • Smart City Hostels – 2014
  • Clink78 – 2013
  • Clink78 – 2012
  • Equity Point London – 2011
  • Piccadilly Backpackers – 2010

Best Customer Service

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – 2018
  • LILA* Liverpool – 2017
  • BritBound – 2016
  • Next Generation Travel – 2015
  • St Christopher’s Inns Backpackers Hostels – 2014
  • Palmers Lodge – 2013
  • Palmers Lodge Hostels – 2012

Best Educational Product

  • Medical Projects – 2018
  • World Nomads Travel Scholarships – 2017
  • Kingswood – 2016
  • Oxford Royale Academy – 2015
  • Equity (Inspiring Learning) – 2014
  • Oxford Royale Academy – 2013
  • Oxford Royale Academy – 2012
  • Oxford Royale Academy – 2011
  • Oxford Royale Academy – 2010

Best Innovation

  • Vagaband – 2018

Best Leisure Product

  • Theatre Workout – 2018
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter – 2017
  • Theatre Workout Academy – 2016
  • BBC Tour of Broadcasting House – 2015
  • Mary Rose Museum – 2014
  • York Chocolate Story – 2013
  • Live The City – 2012
  • Tower of London, Royal Beasts (Historic Royal Palaces) – 2011
  • Historic Royal Palaces : Kensington Palace – 2010

Best Marketing

  • St Christopher’s Inns – 2018
  • Busabout – 2017
  • YHA (England & Wales) – 2016
  • Hatters Hostels – The Rebrand – 2015
  • YHA (England & Wales) – 2014
  • Hostelling International – 2013
  • Spaceships Campervans “where’s Mike” – 2012
  • STA Travel “Australia Working Holiday Campaign” – 2011
  • Tourism NT – 2010
  • TopDeck Travel – 2009
  • Tourism Australia – 2008
  • Visit London – 2007

Best Schools Programme

  • The Emmerdale Studio Experience – 2018

Best Support Service

  • Vagaband – 2018
  • NST Travel Group – 2017
  • STA Travel ISIC Prepaid MasterCard – 2016
  • English in Britain – 2015
  • Umi Digital – 2014
  • BritBound – 2013
  • BritBound – 2012
  • BritBound – 2011
  • Hostelworld – 2010

Best Use of Social / Mobile Media

  • Topdeck Travel – 2018
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter – 2017
  • Topdeck Travel – 2016
  • Contiki Holidays – The Roadtrip – 2015
  • Contiki Holidays – 2014
  • Historic Royal Palaces – 2013
  • Generator Hostels 2012
  • Tourism Australia “Find Barry’s Key Promotion” – 2011
  • Hostelworld.com 2010

Best Volunteering Organisation

  • African Adventures – 2018
  • Pod Volunteer – 2017
  • Kaya Responsible Travel – 2016
  • Pod Volunteer – 2015
  • Kaya Responsible Travel – 2014
  • Azafady – 2013
  • Blue Ventures Expeditions – 2012

Best Youth Destination

  • Scotland – 2018

The Best UK Youth Destination & Best International Destination results prior to 2018: 

Best UK Youth Destination
  • Edinburgh – 2017
  • Wales – 2016
  • Liverpool – 2015
  • Manchester – 2014
  • Scotland – 2013
  • London – 2012
  • Welcome to Yorkshire – 2011
  • Welcome to Yorkshire – 2010
  • Visit London – 2009
  • Visit Brighton – 2008
Best International Youth Destination
  • Australia – 2017
  • Latin America (LATA) – 2016
  • South Africa ( South Africa Tourism) – 2015
  • France (Atout France) – 2014
  • Germany – 2013
  • Spain – 2012
  • Germany (German National Tourist Board) – 2011
  • Tourism N T – 2010
  • France – 2009
  • Australia – 2008

Peoples Choice Award

  • YHA England & Wales– 2018
  • Hostelworld -2017

Rising Star Award

  • Kirsty McLaren, Immerse Education – 2018
  • Rebecca O’Hare, Campus Living Villages – 2017
  • Nick Steiert, Invasion – 2016
  • Dan Mew, African Adventures – 2015
  • Steve Lowy, Umi Digital – 2014
  • Lettie Cervera, Click Hostels – 2013
  • Sophie Herbert, St Christophers’ Inns – 2012
  • Ruth Kerr, Smart City Hostels, Edinburgh – 2011
  • Robert Savage, Beds & Bars – 2010
  • Alison Armitage, Generator Hostels – 2009
  • Gavin Daniel, Anglophiles Academic – 2008
  • Jacqui Drummond, Top Deck – 2007

Outstanding Contribution Award

  • Peter Duncan, Edinburgh Tourism Action Group – 2018
  • David Walker, Ardmore Language Schools – 2017
  • St Christopher’s Inns – 2016
  • YHA, (England & Wales) – 2015
  • St Christopher’s Inns Backpacker Hostels – 2014
  • Peter Lowy, Lowy Group, 2013
  • Micheline Sutton, Anglophiles Academic 2012
  • Susan Goldstein 2009
  • Jack Coronna 2008

Green Tourism

  • Madventurer Volunteer Projects – 2011
  • Coral Cay Conservation -2010
  • Gapforce -2009
  • G.A.P. Adventures -2008

Best Youth Product

  • Generator Hostels – 2009
  • Hostelbookers.com – 2008
  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – 2007

Best Website

  • Worldnomads.com 2009
  • HattersHostel.com 2008
  • Gapyear.com 2007

Best Mobile App

  • Generator Hostels – 2011