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Carol Vorderman to host the British Coach Tourism Awards 2019

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Carol Vorderman to host the British Coach Tourism Awards 2019

Author, presenter and Countdown legend Carol Vorderman MBE is set to host the British Coach Tourism Awards 2019 – the long-established and greatly-respected national awards scheme dedicated to the multi-billion-pound coach tourism sector.

Carol Vorderman MBE has been a household name on screens for many years, not only due to her 26 years on Countdown, but also numerous prime time TV shows including: BBC’s Tomorrow’s World, ITV's Loose Women, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and I’m A Celebrity…Get me out of Here! And for more than 20 years she has been the host and key champion of ITV’s acclaimed Pride of Britain Awards, honouring British people who have acted extraordinarily in challenging situations.

As well as writing for newspaper columns, books on subjects ranging from school textbooks on mathematics, to a best-seller on Detox diets, she’s also an ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets, becoming the first woman to be appointed as an Honorary Group Captain. For decades, Vorderman has been hugely influential in advocating and encouraging young women to study and work within the science and engineering sphere.

Vorderman will be presenting the prestigious awards at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Wednesday 20 March at 7pm. The awards are timed to coincide with this year’s essential domestic tourism exhibition, The British Tourism & Travel Show, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 20– 21 March.

Now in its 14th year, the British Coach Tourism Awards offers a rare opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of some of the most talented coach tour operators, destinations, visitor attractions, hotels, and suppliers across the country – setting the bar for excellence and making domestic coach tourism what it is today.

Previous winners have included: National Memorial Arboretum, Condor Ferries, Broads Tours, West Somerset Railway, Rendezvous Hotel (Skipton), Hilton Worldwide, ICT Group Travel, Bateaux London, Gardiners NMC, Shaws of Maxey, Bakers Dolphin, Travel by Knight, and Beverley in Yorkshire. To view the 2018 British Coach Tourism Awards winners, please visit:

The 2019 shortlist will be announced on 21 January.


Media enquiries to:

Sharna Waid, PR Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645144

Awards enquiries & photography requests:

Christina Glenister, Group Marketing Manager
t: +44 (0) 1733 889690

British Tourism & Travel Show enquiries:

David Maguire, Group Event Director
t: +44 (0)1273 645127




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British Tourism & Travel Show – the leading annual meeting place for the UK’s multi-billion pound domestic tourism industry.

British Tourism & Travel Show returns to the NEC Birmingham on the 21-22 March 2018.

260 leading exhibitors including visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and DMOs will be available for 3,000 top level travel buyers to explore.

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