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Congratulations to WPCC member Bluebird Coaches of Weymouth who have won the medium fleet Coach Tour Operator Award in the national British Coach Tourism Awards.

The UK’s best coach tour operators, destinations, visitor attractions, hotels, and tourism industry suppliers, were honoured this week on 20th March at the 2019 British Coach Tourism Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham following the first day of the British Tourism & Travel Show, brought together hundreds of industry professionals to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the multi-billion-pound coach tourism sector.

Wells, Planet Hollywood, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Warner Leisure Hotels, Rendezvous Hotel, The Bishop’s Palace, Classic Britain Hotels, P&O Ferries, Ullswater Steamers and Greatdays Travel Group all took home accolades. While winning coach tour operators included Masons Minibus & Coach Hire, Johnsons Coaches, Bluebird Coaches (Weymouth), Acklams Coaches, United Minibuses & Coaches, Reays Coaches, and Richmond’s Coaches.

The annual awards – the only national awards scheme that specifically focuses on coach tourism – were organised by Diversified Communications UK. This year’s celebrity presenter was TV personality Carol Vorderman MBE.

David Maguire, chair of judges and event director of British Coach Tourism Awards says: “Huge congratulations goes to all our winners in this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards.  With real emotion among our highly deserving winners and a fantastic atmosphere of celebration, I believe it was one of our best awards yet.  Once again, the quality of the entries reflected the quality and importance of the amazing coach tourism sector and the inspiring professionals working in it.  The awards are a great way to reward them for their hard work and dedication to the UK tourism sector, so it’s an honor to be a part of that.  Well done to everyone who took home an award, and a huge thanks to our judges, our partners, and everyone in the industry who supports the event,” says Maguire.

Martyn Hoare, Managing Director of Bluebird Coaches, Weymouth said  “The whole Bluebird family is honoured and very proud to receive this national award.  This year we are celebrating our 95th year in business and this award means the world to us all, I would also like to thank our staff and our customers for their support and loyalty.”

For further information on Bluebird Coaches please visit  or call 01305 782353

Photo supplied by Bluebird Coaches :   Martyn Hoare, Managing Director, Gemma Hoare, Commercial Manager and Carol Vorderman MBE

Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby