Nomination deadline for UKCA extended

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The UK Coach Awards have extended the deadline for nominations for this year’s awards by two weeks, so nominations for the coach operator, coach driver, attraction and supplier awards will now close on Friday 23 December.

Group organisers and other coach industry customers can nominate their favourite coach operating company or favourite coach driver, whose standards of service have really impressed them during 2011.

“It’s a two-minute job to nominate via our web site,” said the UKCA organisers.

Meanwhile, coach operators are invited to tell the UKCA about the tourism people they do business with who have gone that extra mile to give a special welcome to the industry’s business, drivers and customers in 2011.

The UKCA is looking to name the best:

  • historic attractions
  • tourist attraction
  • shopping venue
  • town or city
“We also want to know about the service suppliers who really looked after you during the season,” said the UKCA, namely:
  • hotel and catering suppliers
  • ferry and sea crossing operators
  • theatre and venue ticketing providers
  • tour wholesalers
“Just visit our website or drop us an e-mail, saying who you are, who you want to nominate and why – and we’ll do the rest,” said the UKCA. “You can also submit your nominations for our other categories in the New Year – the closing date is January 14, 2012.”
Under the heading of Industry People, the UKCA wants to hear about the people in the coaching industry who have gone above and beyond in helping to deliver top class services and products, for the following awards:
  • Unsung Hero Awards
  • Young Manager
  • Services to the Industry
 Finally, nominations are invited, under the Technical & Professional umbrella, on the work operators are doing to develop, promote and improve their business in the areas of:
  • Coach Marketing
  • Touring Programmes
  • and other developments for Making Coaches a Better Choice.

For more information and to submit your nominations for the 2012 UK Coach Awards, visit