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Door2Tour nominated for Coach Tourism Awards but miss out on award

WEBWIRE may not have won on the night but congratulations must be sent to the team for making it to the final. The Coach Tourism Awards 2011 took place at the Holiday Inn in Stratford-upon-Avon where more than 350 coach tourism professionals gathered to celebrate excellence across the industry from coach tour operators to suppliers, coach-friendly destinations and attractions. was nominated in the category for Coach Tour Operator Website of the Year but Lucketts Travel was the overall winner. provides coach operators with a commission-based extra marketing facility to further promote its products and increase holiday bookings. The company uses the Internet to attract new customers to the coach tourism industry and thereby deliver the ’next generation’ of coach tour passengers. Coach holidays operators only pay when a customer books a commissionable holiday and the commission is not collected until after the tour has travelled, no commission is payable on tours that cancel. Other finalists in this category were: Eddie Brown Tours, Interchoice Holidays and Shearings Holidays.

The Awards are the only scheme in the UK that specifically focuses on the coach tourism community and are organised by leading industry magazine, Coach Monthly. The event was hosted by Coach Monthly’s editor Stuart Render and Kay Alexander from BBC Midlands Today. The Coach Tourism Awards are an extremely popular event and one that regularly attracts support and sponsorship from some of the UK’s leading tourism organisations such as VisitEngland, the Coach Tourism Council and the Confederation of Passenger Transport.

A Coach Tourism Workshop took place in the afternoon before the Awards Ceremony and this allowed for coach tour operators from across the UK to take the opportunity to meet up with other representatives to discuss business opportunities for 2013 and beyond.

Adam Handy, general manager, said: “Although we didn’t win, to be nominated for our third award in as many months is absolutely fantastic and the entire team is thrilled. It’s great to be recognised within our industry and is a real reflection of all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. We’re looking forward to building on the success of last year.”

About Door2Tour: is a consolidation of national and regional tour operators creating a diverse choice of UK, European and worldwide touring holidays including New Year breaks and Christmas breaks, Blackpool Illuminations, coach holidays, Floriade 2012, day trips, river cruises and holidays by air to many exciting destinations. All have live availability and offer the customer the opportunity to book online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. features over 35 operators, including Cosmos holidays, and Leger Holidays (coming soon).

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